STP104 How Free Online Tools Can Help You Better Manage Your Projects
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Tuesday, March 27
Sometimes, you may feel like all the checks and balances hold you back. You wait until stakeholders feel like reviewing content before moving forward. Multiple people work on multiple projects at their own pace with everyone in a mad dash to make the deadline. No one seems aware of the dependencies surrounding their part of the project, and you’re left feeling like you’re herding cats.
In this case study, see how a team at Genesys University used free online tools to help get their projects and workflows in order. You’ll look at using tools like Google Docs to manage how and when stakeholders interact with content. Then you’ll get tips on how to chase resources and nail down dependencies with Trello. Learn how even a loose agile format can help set expectations so you can meet your deadlines without pulling your hair out!
In this session, you will learn:
- How agile weekly meetings and stand-ups can help keep tasks on track
- About simple Trello organization to create task visibility and accountability
- Which Chrome add-ons and Trello power-ups can help manage dependencies
- Techniques for using tools like Google Docs to manage feedback and visibility to stakeholders
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Google Docs, Trello, and Google Chrome add-ons.
Manager of Instructional Design
Alyssa Tolman is a manager of instructional design at Genesys. She has been in the education field for over 16 years—from teaching in primary education, to teaching and managing medical training, to instructional training, design, and project management at Genesys. Throughout the years of training in various industries, Alyssa has refined and discovered new best practices for creating content and managing the content creation process. With the ever- increasing demands for L&D departments to be innovative, creative, fast, and effective, Alyssa believes it is important to continue to grow and evolve yourself and your tools to adapt.