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Published on March 12, 2008

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IFA conference 2008 paper

10 simple steps to better archaeological management Martin Locock IFA Annual Conference for Archaeologists March 2008

Introduction Experience Questions not answers Personal opinions References and links: http://10simplesteps.blogspot.com

Experience

Questions not answers

Personal opinions

References and links:

http://10simplesteps.blogspot.com

Management training 1980 Process management Critical path analysis Decision making

Process management

Critical path analysis

Decision making

Management training 2000 Empowerment Consensus building Fostering creativity

Empowerment

Consensus building

Fostering creativity

Personal effectiveness Attitudes and behaviours Social skills Self management Generic skills for better working Importance of self-awareness, reflection and review

Attitudes and behaviours

Social skills

Self management

Generic skills for better working

Importance of self-awareness, reflection and review

Step 1: Who am I? I am an archaeologist: here is my trowel. Matt Lemke, “Trowels”, Assemblage 2 (1997)

I am an archaeologist: here is my trowel.

Matt Lemke, “Trowels”, Assemblage 2 (1997)

Matt Edgeworth, Acts of Discovery: an ethnography of archaeological practice

Are you an archaeologist? Do you excavate? Do you record? Do you analyse? Do you interpret? Do you administer? Do you monitor? Do you manage? Do you enable?

Do you excavate?

Do you record?

Do you analyse?

Do you interpret?

Do you administer?

Do you monitor?

Do you manage?

Do you enable?

Are you an archaeologist? Do you excavate? Do you record? Do you analyse? Do you interpret? Do you administer? Do you monitor? Do you manage? Do you enable?

Do you excavate?

Do you record?

Do you analyse?

Do you interpret?

Do you administer?

Do you monitor?

Do you manage?

Do you enable?

Are you an archaeologist? Do you excavate? Do you record? Do you analyse? Do you interpret? Do you administer? Do you monitor? Do you manage? Do you enable? Step 1: What is your current role?

Do you excavate?

Do you record?

Do you analyse?

Do you interpret?

Do you administer?

Do you monitor?

Do you manage?

Do you enable?

Step 1: What is your current role?

Step 2: Words Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2002/03 Kenneth Aitchison and Rachel Edwards

Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2002/03

Kenneth Aitchison and Rachel Edwards

Main post titles Archaeologist 264 Director or Manager 119 Project Manager 105 Project Officer 166 Senior Archaeologist 92 Supervisor 188 Junior posts 143

Archaeologist 264

Director or Manager 119

Project Manager 105

Project Officer 166

Senior Archaeologist 92

Supervisor 188

Junior posts 143

Post titles outside archaeology Project Officer no supervisory role, temporary post, generic skills Project Manager changing definition Programme Manager

Project Officer

no supervisory role, temporary post, generic skills

Project Manager

changing definition

Programme Manager

Post titles outside archaeology Project Officer no supervisory role, temporary post, generic skills Project Manager changing definition Programme Manager Step 2a: Do your post titles mean something? Step 2b: Do your post titles tell others what they mean? Step 2c: Use your qualifications

Project Officer

no supervisory role, temporary post, generic skills

Project Manager

changing definition

Programme Manager

Step 2a: Do your post titles mean something?

Step 2b: Do your post titles tell others what they mean?

Step 2c: Use your qualifications

Step 3: First impressions The functions of fashion Aesthetics Practicalities Group membership Status

The functions of fashion

Aesthetics

Practicalities

Group membership

Status

Clothes reflect who we are 1 2 3 4

Clothes tell others who we are “ We’re complete scruffbags but I don’t care. I’m not remotely interested in appearances, life’s too short for that” Mick Aston “ An archaeological fashion show: how archaeologists dress and how they are portrayed in the media”, Cornelius Holtorf, in T Clack and M Brittain 2007 Archaeology and the Media

Clothes tell others who we are Step 3: What impression do you want to create?

Step 4: Back to schooldays New roles need new skills Invest in training Prioritise training needs CPD

New roles need new skills

Invest in training

Prioritise training needs

CPD

Reasons not to train “I’m too busy to go on a time management course” “I can’t afford to go on a finance course” “I can’t go on a leadership course when my team’s morale is so low”

“I’m too busy to go on a time management course”

“I can’t afford to go on a finance course”

“I can’t go on a leadership course when my team’s morale is so low”

Real reasons Insecurity Irrelevance Lack of corporate support Timetabling Culture Lack of interest Lack of information

Insecurity

Irrelevance

Lack of corporate support

Timetabling

Culture

Lack of interest

Lack of information

PRINCE2 PR ojects IN C ontrolled E nvironments Developed for government IT projects Governance and tracking Prevents mission creep Specialised terminology Expensive training and accreditation

PR ojects IN C ontrolled E nvironments

Developed for government IT projects

Governance and tracking

Prevents mission creep

Specialised terminology

Expensive training and accreditation

Microsoft Project Software package, relatively cheap Best used for whole project cycle Best used for all project activities Not just a way of drawing Gantt charts

Software package, relatively cheap

Best used for whole project cycle

Best used for all project activities

Not just a way of drawing Gantt charts

Getting Things Done Tips for time management Cheap Practical Easy to implement A bit smug

Tips for time management

Cheap

Practical

Easy to implement

A bit smug

iGoogle Can add task manager, calendar, RSS feeds Integrates work Free Available remotely Clunky mail

Can add task manager, calendar, RSS feeds

Integrates work

Free

Available remotely

Clunky mail

Invest in tools not systems How much more would you achieve if you spent 50% less time dealing with emails? How often will you use the knowledge gained from a Palaeolithic rock art conference in Australia? Is your organisation ready to adopt PRINCE2 throughout?

How much more would you achieve if you spent 50% less time dealing with emails?

How often will you use the knowledge gained from a Palaeolithic rock art conference in Australia?

Is your organisation ready to adopt PRINCE2 throughout?

Invest in tools not systems How much more would you achieve if you spent 50% less time dealing with emails? How often will you use the knowledge gained from a Palaeolithic rock art conference in Australia? Is your organisation ready to adopt PRINCE2 throughout? Step 4a: Do you know everything already? If not, get some training. Step 4b: Start with the tasks you spend the most time doing, or the ones you do worst

How much more would you achieve if you spent 50% less time dealing with emails?

How often will you use the knowledge gained from a Palaeolithic rock art conference in Australia?

Is your organisation ready to adopt PRINCE2 throughout?

Step 4a: Do you know everything already? If not, get some training.

Step 4b: Start with the tasks you spend the most time doing, or the ones you do worst

Step 5: talking to non-archaeologists Don’t expect them to share your viewpoint Don’t expect them to know your terminology Do tell them how it affects them Do give them bad news clearly

Don’t expect them to share your viewpoint

Don’t expect them to know your terminology

Do tell them how it affects them

Do give them bad news clearly

What the archaeologist says We’ll need to extend the trench to pick up the return of the medieval wall and then excavate the well which will contain good palaeo evidence.

What the developer hears Blah blah blah delay blah blah blah overrun blah blah blah costs blah blah blah

Communication is a skill Consider your audience Provide a clear message Avoid wishful thinking Don’t get bogged down in detail Check they understand Don’t be misled by politeness

Consider your audience

Provide a clear message

Avoid wishful thinking

Don’t get bogged down in detail

Check they understand

Don’t be misled by politeness

Communication is a skill Consider your audience Provide a clear message Avoid wishful thinking Don’t get bogged down in detail Check they understand Don’t be misled by politeness Step 5: How well do you communicate?

Consider your audience

Provide a clear message

Avoid wishful thinking

Don’t get bogged down in detail

Check they understand

Don’t be misled by politeness

Step 5: How well do you communicate?

Step 6: Cost and risk Who should be taking the risk? Price for a completed project, or rate for work done > Michael Heaton Archaeology is expensive, but have you hired a plumber recently? Don’t cut corners in pricing For most clients, certainty is more important than price Overheads are expected

Who should be taking the risk?

Price for a completed project, or rate for work done > Michael Heaton

Archaeology is expensive, but have you hired a plumber recently?

Don’t cut corners in pricing

For most clients, certainty is more important than price

Overheads are expected

Post-project review: what went right / wrong? Step 6: Are you costing projects realistically? Who pays if you get things wrong?

Step 7: Don’t overperform the spec “ A minimum of 10% of the area will be excavated to the base of the archaeological deposits .”

“ A minimum of 10% of the area will be excavated to the base of the archaeological deposits .”

Step 7: Don’t overperform the spec “ A minimum of 10% of the area will be excavated to the base of the archaeological deposits .” So why do more?

“ A minimum of 10% of the area will be excavated to the base of the archaeological deposits .”

So why do more?

IFA Standard and Guidance for archaeological field evaluation

Knowing when to stop When you have met the quantification required When you have achieved the purpose of the work Overperforming costs somebody money It might well be you

When you have met the quantification required

When you have achieved the purpose of the work

Overperforming costs somebody money

It might well be you

Knowing when to stop When you have met the quantification required When you have achieved the purpose of the work Overperforming costs somebody money It might well be you Step 7: How often do you do more work than necessary?

When you have met the quantification required

When you have achieved the purpose of the work

Overperforming costs somebody money

It might well be you

Step 7: How often do you do more work than necessary?

Step 8: archaeology  excavation Analysis, reporting, archiving are part of the process Uh-oh, we’ve got some finds Unreported excavation isn’t archaeology, it is wilful destruction of the resource but equally … Excavators should read past reports before digging

Analysis, reporting, archiving are part of the process

Uh-oh, we’ve got some finds

Unreported excavation isn’t archaeology, it is wilful destruction of the resource

but equally …

Excavators should read past reports before digging

Step 8: archaeology  excavation Analysis, reporting, archiving are part of the process Uh-oh, we’ve got some finds Unreported excavation isn’t archaeology, it is wilful destruction of the resource but equally … Excavators should read past reports before digging Step 8a: Do you plan for the whole project? Step 8b: Do you read enough before you dig?

Analysis, reporting, archiving are part of the process

Uh-oh, we’ve got some finds

Unreported excavation isn’t archaeology, it is wilful destruction of the resource

but equally …

Excavators should read past reports before digging

Step 8a: Do you plan for the whole project?

Step 8b: Do you read enough before you dig?

Step 9: Take H&S seriously and COSHH and the Working Time Directive Step 9: Do you?

Step 10: Treat junior staff well Source: Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2002/03 Long-term issue: your experienced staff are your best assets Travelling time, holidays, pension scheme, healthcare , training.

Step 10: how are yours treated? Source: IFA website

Step 10: how are yours treated?

10 simple steps Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Moses receiving the Tablets

Reflect on your identity Revise post titles Think about image Invest in tools Communicate better Cost realistically Know when to stop Plan for the whole project & read more Take H&S seriously Treat junior staff well Action plan to transform your management practices

Reflect on your identity

Revise post titles

Think about image

Invest in tools

Communicate better

Cost realistically

Know when to stop

Plan for the whole project & read more

Take H&S seriously

Treat junior staff well

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