Project Management

We may all have our own unique ways of managing our side of the project, however there are some common ways that projects are managed when many people are involved and we all need to make sure we are on the same page. This means communicating frequently and talking the same language.

I’ve included several resources here to help familiarise you with some of the language and methods that are used among project teams, especially larger project teams.

The first link is a revisit from the eLearning: Foundations course, included here for students starting their learning journey here.

Best Practices for Effective E-Learning Project Management

This article from the Articulate website

eLearning Project Management: Putting the “Pro” in Project

From the iSpring site. iSpring develop a suite of eLearning authoring tools which we look at in detail in the next AITD eLearning course, Production & Delivery

I wanted to include the following article as it raises the question “what is done?”

Agile Won’t Get You to Done: Here Are Four Ways to Fix That

UX Collective – We believe designers are thinkers as much as they are makers. Curated stories on UX, Visual & Product Design.

This next article gives an overview of the some of the ways that projects can be managed and the terms used to describe those approaches to project management.

Project Management Guide

This article is from the Open Project Org site.

I taught Microsoft Project for many years as a software trainer, and although the software doesn’t necessarily need to be used to successfully manage projects, the concepts and terminology used in the software reflects the language and workflows used in project management more broadly.

You may see Microsoft Project popping up in search results when undertaking your own research. There will be relevant information about project management not just specific information about the software. The below PDF goes in to detail about how MS Project performs its calculations which we can apply to our own planning, regardless of which tools we use to manage our projects.

This document may seem a bit technical, however being able to distinguish between different types of tasks and how resourcing can impact effort, gives us a more informed picture to make better decisions.

DURATION vs UNITS vs WORK (And, effort driven scheduling)

PDF explaining different task types and effort driven scheduling.


The above PDF is from this site, which has a treasure trove of information worth checking out.