Project Management for Instructional Designers
What you'll learn
- How to apply basic project management principles to academic course building projects
- None required, but a basic understanding of academic course building is helpful.
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.
At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
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.
Who this course is for:
- Instructional designers who want to be more organized and efficient in their projects.
I've worked in higher education for over twenty years as a faculty member, a faculty trainer, and fifteen of those years, as an instructional designer. Over the years, I've helped faculty develop courses in topics ranging from developmental education to post-baccalaureate education programs and everything in between. Allow me to help you grow your instructional design skills.