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Project Management for Genealogists

Pam Wiedenbeck will talk about techniques used by professional project managers and how these tools apply to a genealogical project. She will discuss definitions and the structure of a project, and will introduce a tool that genealogists can use to plan their own projects. As part of the meeting, attendees will practice using the tool to create a plan for one of their genealogical projects.

Pam has been an active genealogist for more than 30 years, and became a professional genealogist in 1994. She specializes in assisting clients to plan their genealogical projects using skills that she developed in her non-genealogy career that she continues to pursue. She is the President and Founder of Plans Made Perfect, LLC and is a Project Management Professional (PMP), as certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She works with individual Project Managers and Supervisors so that they can improve their communications and human relations skills.  She currently is a trainer for Project Managers for the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education.

She has worked in both consulting and management roles since 1983 while finding time for genealogy. She has been a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) for more than 15 years, where she speaks to the society's special interest groups. She also belongs to the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California.

After the presentation, the library will be open until 5 PM so you can pursue your research, or discuss brick walls with other genealogists.

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