Cleveland GiveCamp starts tomorrow afternoon, and I’m excited that it’s finally here. This year, I am working as a business analyst/project manager for two different charities. I’ve talked about ASL Advocates; however, I’ve also taken on another one, so that we can help multiple non-profits.
My Other Non-Profit
My other non-profit this year is the American Indian Education Center. We’re going to create a website that’s easier for them to maintain. This group’s goals include spreading the work about Native Americans, American Indians. I hope we can get them a site that they can keep updated.
My Role as a Project Manager
I was happy that Mark and his committee figured I’d be a great fit for the project manager role. I’ve led many development projects in my past, and I’ve enjoyed being the project manager and the one who focuses on getting a great user experience for the client. It’s great when you have a developer who can fit this role and deal with end users directly, acting as a go-between between the non-profit contacts and the devs. I like to encourage the devs to meet the contacts and talk with them – I’m all about open lines of communication.
Tonight, I made notecards of the various features that each group wants on their site. Each group has special specifications – certain colors have certain meanings, certain audiences require extra attention to accessibility. I just hope that I get teams who understand the benefits of notecards and using them as a method of tracking tasks and getting things done. After all, our goal this weekend is to complete some decent-sized development projects for selected non-profits.
Look forward to some upcoming posts on how the event is progressing and what’s going on at Cleveland GiveCamp 2011. I will be blogging about it here at CodingGeekette.com.
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