Instructional Design Project Planning PDN - August 2018 Recap

  • August 29, 2018 1:02 PM
    Message # 6644679

    Topic: Instructional Design: Project Planning 


    Thank you to everyone who attended: Karen, Barry, Cara, Betsy, Amy, Laura, Marilyn and Christine! I really enjoyed the discussion, tips, tricks and your questions! For those of you that could not make it or if you wanted a quick summary. Check out the post below!

    We shared a variety of tips. Here are 10 tips from the PDN:

    1. Support new SMEs by providing resources such as a course creation guidelines.
    2. Have a kickoff meeting with the project team to establish realistic expectations (project milestones, responsibilities, etc.)
    3. When working with multiple SMEs, establish one spokesperson who has the final sign off on changes and decisions.
    4. Organize project planning tools and choose what fits per project. (Google Drive might be of interest)
    5. Ask if anyone on the project team has scheduled time off during the project timeline that could impact the project.
    6. Know who your project sponsor is!
    7. Gather information in forms to standardize and automate the process. This could also make it easier to export information.
    8. Create a weekly report for the project with accomplishments, road blocks and next steps.
    9. Gain leadership support for the process you are taking
    10. Ask key questions early about:
    • Audience
    • Learning Need/Performance Gap
    • Expected Learner Outcomes
    • Associated P&P (Policy and Procedures) - are they updated and approved?
    • Existing Materials
    • Evaluation Measures
    • Communication Plan
    • Deadline (what is driving the deadline?)
    • Next steps (who needs to be involved?)

    Additional resources discussed:

    • Agile
    • Smartsheet
    • Microsoft Project
    • Beyond

    Did I miss something? Have an additional thought or comment? Post below! We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

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