Wrangling and Working with SMEs

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DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo - September 30, 2015

The subject matter expert (SME) and instructional designer often speak different languages and have different objectives. How do you wrangle the SME to help you work together to produce a final product on time and within budget?

In this session, you will learn to identify those who make the best type of SME and how to define your role in contrast to the role of the SME in your projects. Learn the best practices in working with SMEs during both the design and development process and create a good working relationship throughout the project. You will see how to create a balance between SMEs and instructional designers and identify the right tools and techniques to address issues that may arise.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify the SME type
  • How to describe your role in the process to the SME
  • Best practices for working with SMEs during the design process
  • Best practices for working with SMEs during the development process
  • Collaboration tools to use in the process

Novice designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

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