Define a development project before you start planning the details.
A seat of the pants approach to project management is no longer viable. Today's trainer is taking on truly unique projects—and often many at once. Whether you're developing materials on unfamiliar topics or writing courses for others to deliver using new technology, now is the time to strengthen your project management process.
Seasoned learning and leadership expert Lou Russell offers a structured approach to moving projects from conception to completion. In Project Management for Trainers, you'll discover how to maintain a clear focus on client goals no matter how many changes they request or how many people get involved. This refreshed second edition also guides you through managing consulting projects and suppliers.
This book is an essential guide to:
• Building a project charter to document business objectives, project objectives, scope, risks, and constraints.
• Creating a project schedule to determine task order, establish milestones and due dates, and assign task owners.
• Conducting a post-project review to capture lessons learned.
Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of the ATD Press books Project Management for Trainers, Leadership Training and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management, among other titles. In addition to her many books, she contributes frequently to Computer World, Cutter Executive Reports, and Network World, among others, and publishes Learning Flash, an electronic newsletter.
Lou speaks at several national and international conferences, such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a master's degree in instructional technology from Indiana University.