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Project Management for Trainers: Stop "Winging It" and Get Control of Your Training Projects

Book Description

Learn how to plan and organize any training project—AND control its time, cost, quality, and scope—with this fast-paced and highly readable book. Read solutions you can use immediately to build flexible project management plans, estimate required work effort, schedule steps and allocate resources, communicate project status, and perform a post-project review.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. About the Author
  4. Beginning the Project
    1. What Is a Project?
    2. What Is Project Management?
    3. Important Stakeholder Roles
    4. Navigating This Book
    5. How to Take Advantage of This Book
    6. Summary
    7. Practical Exercises
  5. Defining the Project
    1. Documenting the Business Objectives
    2. Documenting the Learning Objectives
    3. Documenting Scope
    4. Documenting Risks
    5. Documenting Constraints
    6. Creating a Stakeholder Communication Plan
    7. Evaluate Alternatives
    8. Summary
    9. Practical Exercises
  6. Planning the Project
    1. Building the Project Plan
    2. Finalizing the Business and Learning Objectives
    3. Some Practical Help
    4. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
    5. Creating the Budget
    6. History Says . . .
    7. Summary
    8. Practical Exercises
  7. A Course Development Template
    1. The Learner First Approach
    2. A Repeatable but Flexible Process
    3. Summary
    4. Practical Exercise
  8. Managing the Project
    1. Establish Monitoring Criteria
    2. Risk
    3. Constraints
    4. Schedule
    5. Budget
    6. Manage Change
    7. Troubleshooting (What To Do If You’re Behind and It’s Your Behind)
    8. History Tells Us . . .
    9. Summary
    10. Practical Exercises
  9. Reviewing the Project
    1. A Sample Postproject Review Template
    2. Sample Process for Postproject Review
    3. Using Systems Thinking to Review a Project
    4. History Tells Us . . .
    5. Summary
    6. Practical Exercise
  10. Managing Performance Consulting Projects
    1. A Rational Plan
    2. Working Back From the Due Date
    3. Summary
    4. Practical Exercise
  11. A Template for Managing External Suppliers
    1. The Secret to Success
    2. RFPs: Detail vs. Flexibility
    3. Contractor Law
    4. Confidentiality
    5. Establishing Communication Standards
    6. Change Management
    7. Knowledge Transfer
    8. Shared Risk
    9. Summary
    10. Practical Exercises
  12. The Project Begins . . .
    1. Summary
  13. Resources
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    2. Websites
    3. Newsletters