SMNX104 Get Organized and Prosper: Project Planning for the Instructional Designer
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 24
Expo Hall: Management Xchange Stage
It’s the job within the job—in addition to designing and developing amazing training solutions, instructional designers often must also plan, organize, and manage their projects. This can be a daunting task, as projects have many components and moving pieces to stay on top of in addition to the actual design and development work.
In this session, you will learn how to create a project plan that will grow and flex to your project needs using something you probably already have access to—Microsoft Excel. You’ll explore a project plan that was used for a large-scale project in order to see practical real-world examples. In addition, you will also learn how to track and organize project information such as budget, communications, stakeholders, and more. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of how to develop and maintain a project plan, and with practical tips you can immediately apply back on the job.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why it’s worth taking the time to develop and maintain a project plan
- How to set up a project plan using Excel in a way that allows you to easily view a high-level and detailed status
- How to stay on top of the waterfall of information associated with a project
- Best practices for maintaining a project plan
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Sr. Manager, eLearning and Tech
Molli Dohogne, a senior manager of eLearning and tech at Sodexo, is a certified PMP with over 16 years of experience in developing eLearning solutions. At Sodexo, Molli focuses on finding innovative solutions that will enhance learning. Molli is passionate about making process improvements that allow teams to streamline and work more effectively. Her pragmatic approach to challenges results in solutions that can also be sustained and maintained. Molli led the design team that won the Brandon Hall 2010 Excellence in Technology Bronze Medal: Best Use of Blended Learning and the ATD 2011 Excellence in Practice Award.