The Top 7 Skills an L&D Project Manager Needs

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Owning and managing a training project is a difficult job. Learning and development professionals often find themselves tasked with running a project with little or no experience in project management. When you’re dealing with cross-functional teams, stakeholders from different business units, and multiple subject matter experts, it can feel like an overwhelming task. Selecting a […]

5 Steps to Creating a Realistic eLearning Project Timeline

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eLearning projects can be a challenge to complete. While the kickoff might be exciting, a project can easily go off the rails, leading to missed deadlines, confusion among team members, and learners who are stuck with a course that doesn’t resonate with them. Most people think that the creation of a timeline merely benefits the […]

5 Signs Your Training and Development Project is Succeeding

Once a project is planned and kicked off, the role of the project manager is more than simply nudging team members—digitally, of course—to complete their projects on time. The project manager must find ways to encourage and engage team members to add quality and effort that may not have been laid out in the plan. […]

The Best Time To Plan Your Training Project

You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. So, it stands to reason that you wouldn’t build a course or learning experience without a plan in place. Yet so many projects are planned during the kick-off process: what the end product will look like, how much it will cost, when it will be done. At […]

5 Warning Signs Your Training Project Is In Trouble

A project manager’s job is to make sure that tasks are getting completed and on time. It is also the project manager’s job to make sure that team members have access to all of the resources needed to complete these tasks, and that communications channels are open.  However, projects often hit a snag, and a […]

4 eLearning Assessment Examples and Why They Work

More than just a way to prove that learners passed or completed a course, assessments play a key role in measuring the capacity of your learners to grasp your course material and apply what they’ve learned on the job.  By combining different test and quiz options, and at different intervals of the course—not just at the […]

What is Storyboarding in eLearning?

The storyboarding technique is used across lots of different types of production, particularly in creative industries with design and video elements. The idea behind a storyboard is to create a highly detailed plan, vision, or story about what you are trying to create. That could be a film, video, or animation. In this case, it’s […]

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Project Management for Training Development

The world of work today is defined by project management. Every job we do can be broken down into a series of projects, with associated team members, deadlines, and resources. While project management used to be seen as a standalone skill or process, it is now baked into everything across the organization. However, is project […]

Best eLearning Project Management Tools to Try in 2021

Managing or participating in an eLearning development project can be full of potential pitfalls and challenges. Going beyond instructional design processes and authoring tools, there are lots of areas of eLearning development that need a helping hand from technology. When there are so many moving parts to keep track of, even learning and development projects […]

How to Develop Your Training Project Timeline

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Training development projects are filled with potential challenges and roadblocks. Even a simple project involving a small update to an existing course can involve multiple stakeholders and a complex approval process. Sticking to deadlines and budgets can be difficult, but establishing a realistic and effective project timeline goes a long way towards successfully completing your […]