Practical Tips for Effective, Efficient Projects
Wednesday, 24 October, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Purpose and focus of presentation
Effectively managing a technical communication and instructional design projects involves a unique set of skills: effectively "selling" the project to stakeholders, clearly establishing and expectations regarding schedule, budget, and quality; tracking the project as it proceeds and ensuring it runs smoothly-even when it appears otherwise; and closing a project with an eye to the future. This workshop develops these skills through case studies, interactive exercises, and related class discussions.
Key audience questions or issues addressed
After completing this workshop, you should be able to apply at least 5 specific tips for effectively and efficiently managing projects.
Specifically, you should be able to:
Describe the role of business cases in "selling" a project to stakeholders, whether internal or external
Describe three considerations for scheduling and budgeting a project.
Establish expectations regarding project quality.
"Educate" new stakeholders on how to effectively participate on projects.
Maintain healthy relationships with stakeholders during a project.
Report the status of on-going projects.
Handle unplanned challenges related to schedule and budget.
Handle unplanned challenges related to people.
Conduct a project post-mortem.