505 Project Management Tips for Learning Professionals
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 25
Management and Strategy
Managing learning projects, even small ones, can be a complex endeavor for learning professionals attempting to bring their courses to life. By incorporating appropriate project management principles, instructional designers can create a smooth process for all stakeholders involved in designing and developing learning products to submit project deliverables on time.
Keeping track of the deliverables for a project can be cumbersome and hectic if you do not have a process in place to manage it. In this session, you will learn some tips for putting project management principles and processes to work for you: to streamline the design and development of your courses, and to keep stakeholders and subject matter experts informed and on track. You will take a closer look at the questions you need to ask before creating a course development timeline, and at examples of challenges that might affect production schedules or delivery dates.
In this session, you will learn:
- Project management principles and processes to guide your course production
- Questions to consider while creating your development timeline
- From examples of challenges that affect your timeline and what course of action to take
- About simple project management platforms to use
- About project documents to keep stakeholder and subject matter experts informed and on track
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Project management platforms such as Smartsheet, Wrike, Microsoft Office 365 Planner, and Asana.
Rachel Moss Ellsworth
Sr. Learning and Development Specialist
Rachel Moss Ellsworth is a senior learning and development specialist at Daymon Interactions, a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California–Santa Barbara and her master’s degree in educational technology from San Diego State University. She is currently completing her dissertation in the educational technology doctoral program through the University of Florida.
Learning and Development Specialist
Monica Dragonheart is a learning and development specialist at Daymon Interactions, a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.