Politics: Flattening power relationships
- Sharing best practices
- Do something for the SME
- You are an expert too
- Tools that demonstrate professionalism
- Department level policy
- Controlling the funds
Structure: Maintaining Strong Project Management Acumen
Think about using a SharePoint Team Site and use discussion boards instead of emails so EVERYONE is in the loop on the project.
Focusing on Formative Evaluation
User Testing & Formative evaluation
Formal testing protocol – documentation of feedback
Post iterative workshop
Have the SMEs bring you/recommend user testers – the SMEs will be involved from the beginning, they have more buy-in
How do you encourage a user centric culture through user testing? Used a new employee to give feedback on eLearning.
A Periodic Table Of Visual Communication Methods – http://bit.ly/futOMz
Culture: Maintaining an Active Communication Plan
- Visualization Tools: whiteboards and PPT connection tool
- Google docs
- Team Sites
- Reviewer Software
Ask your SMEs to think about their kids’ favorite games. This will put them in a different mind state.
Ask your SME what makes them excited about your job, your initial passion for your field – Tell your SME that is what they want to share with the learners: the passion
Use Mind Mapping software
Use a pocket pen to record your conversations with your SMEs so you don’t forget what they have said. It helps you as a designer review the information so you can understand the topic better.