This course is geared toward instructional designers, course developers, and e-learning professionals who want to get a better handle on their projects. Content includes an overview of project management, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing an instructional project whether it's an entire course or just a focused portion of it.
Define the differences between instructional design and project management.
Discuss the benefits of using Project Management principles.
Define a "project" and its three requirements.
Identify skills that a project manager needs to be successful.
Identify a generic project life cycle.
Identify the five process groups of project management.
Define project initiation and the two outputs of the process.
Discuss the project charter.
Discuss who stakeholders can be and how to identify them.
Identify different ways to classify stakeholders.
Define project planning and its related terms: scope, objectives, outcomes, milestones, and work breakdown structure.
Identify scope creep and explain how to prevent it.
Identify the sections and components of a project plan.
Describe the functions and advantages of using a WBS.
Describe the purpose of a kick-off meeting.
List and describe five ways to manage and direct the project work during execution.
Discuss how to manage change.
Define and give examples of OPAs.
Discuss how and why lessons learned are gathered.
Differentiate between crashing and fast-tracking a project.
Discuss why political and cultural awareness is important in project communications.
Describe the differences between quality control and scope validation.
List at least three things that happen during project closure.
Discuss gathering & processing lessons learned.
Describe the difference between closing the project and reviewing the project.
Describe the purpose of a project implementation review.