303 A Non-Project Manager’s Guide to eLearning Project Management and Intake
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, March 26
Management and Strategy
The eLearning development requests keep rolling in, and everyone wants their projects completed as of yesterday. Working on a busy team can get tough when you’re managing various SMEs, reviewers, demos, feedback, and LMS configurations. This is especially true when you have multiple projects and you play many roles—or every role—on each of them. How do you keep your creative flame burning from project to project without being bogged down by all the project management work that goes along with each one?
In this session, you will explore how to streamline the project intake and management part of your job using some easy-to-develop tools and resources. If you have little to no formal project management training, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out how borrowing a few simple project management strategies can help add structure to your development process by taming your projects, but not your creativity!
In this session, you will learn:
- How to track and monitor the progress of your current and upcoming projects in an easy-to-use Excel project roster
- How the use of project request forms (created as Word or PDF files) can help you do a high-level scan of a new request in comparison to other priorities in your development queue
- About the importance of creating an internal web presence to promote your services, detail your processes, and provide resources to help SMEs plan and draft their baseline content
- How using a project agreement document can help you properly kick off a project, establish role clarity for yourself and SMEs, and agree upon project milestones
- How to incorporate tools such as a simple project activity list (PAL) to help keep your SMEs, your reviewers, and their feedback on track after change requests and review meetings
- Where to find free online templates and resources so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel
Designers, developers, and managers
Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; PDFs; Articulate Review
Education Technology Specialist, Program Leader
St. Michael's Hospital
Pavandeep Dhillon is an education technology specialist and program leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. She has over 10 years of experience in the education technology field across the corporate, higher education, and healthcare sectors. In addition to eLearning development, she has expertise in the implementation and optimization of learning management systems and virtual conferencing tools. She has successfully implemented Moodle LMS, Desire2Learn LMS, and Saba Centra. Pav has presented at various conferences such as Learning Solutions, eACH, and the Canadian eLearning Conference. She has also authored publications for the eLearning Guild and Adobe on the topic of learning management systems.