1001 Establishing Clear Expectations for Successful eLearning Projects
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, March 28
You’re tasked to begin multiple new eLearning projects simultaneously and are responsible for successful and timely completion. You initiate the work and quickly find that other stakeholders with differing expectations are now involved. The pressure is on to keep the project on track and on budget with limited resources. What do you do? There are many factors that can derail projects. Breaking ground on new development and keeping track of multiple assets can be daunting for new or seasoned designers and managers. Reproducing quality work that meets your expectations can be tricky on a tight budget or schedule. Additionally, frustrations run high when work is submitted that misses the mark and must be redone, or is grudgingly accepted.
Glean lessons learned and best practices to avoid costly production missteps in this session. Learn how to maximize resource effectiveness when the scope changes, or a project remains undefined. This session walks you through project assessment, stakeholder planning, and troubleshooting tips for effective communication and production. Find solutions to your project woes and irritations. Get valuable and complete feedback the first time. Learn from experienced, rapid development project professionals and save yourself the headaches. Discover beneficial techniques to maximize success and tip the ROI scales in your project’s favor.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to avoid costly rework
- How to maximize resource effectiveness and production hours
- How to establish clear standards for quality control
- How to develop a stakeholder plan for maximum input and expedient decision-making
- How to break the review loop and get effective feedback and solutions the first time
Designers, developers, and managers
Technology discussed in this session:
This session will sample actual project deliverables and their progress from beginning to completion. Projects include online courses that have been created for use within any LMS environment viewable on both desktop and mobile devices.
Senior Instructional Designer and Project Manager
Pryor Learning Solutions
Kacy Deering, a senior eLearning instructional designer and project manager at Pryor Learning Solutions, is an integral founding member of Pryor’s online platform, where she has managed hundreds of on-demand and ILT development projects. Kacy’s role includes driving multiple virtual and live training projects simultaneously; researching new topics, technologies, and opportunities in professional education; consulting with clients on blended learning solution strategies; and assisting operations, marketing, IT, and sales with cross-organizational projects.
Content Development Supervisor and Managing Editor
Pryor Learning Solutions
Sheryl McAtee is the content development supervisor and managing editor at Pryor Learning Solutions. She has more than 30 years of experience in the business training and online learning industry. Sheryl has experience in all phases of ILT and eLearning development including project planning, instructional design, multimedia development, training delivery, vendor management, and content curation. She currently oversees development activities at Pryor Learning Solutions, and leads various project teams to create engaging, effective learning and performance solutions for learners in small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 businesses.