MXC102 Kicking Off a Project with Pow!

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, November 16

Expo Hall—Management Exchange Stage

Each project, whether agile or ADDIE, micro or massive, has components that must align in order to have a successful outcome. The first two to three weeks of a project set the stage for communication, vision, expectations, content preparation, and rapport. A misfire in the beginning can lead to extended time frames, disappointment, and lost profit.

In this session, you’ll learn tried-and-true ways to set your project up for success. You’ll learn which steps to take with your team prior to the client kickoff meeting. You’ll receive a PowerPoint template for kickoff sessions with clients. You will explore the six steps of content readiness and preparation and how to walk through them with a client. You’ll also create five-second, 30-second, and five-minute creative pitch presentations that generate enthusiasm and a common vision.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About steps to take with your team prior to the client kickoff meeting
  • About the six steps of content readiness and preparation
  • How to create a pitch presentation
  • An agile approach to prioritizing client requests

Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors; a project management, leadership, or instructional design background is helpful but not required.

Technology discussed in this session:
Various project management portals, such as Teamwork PM.

Tracy Bissette-Huckabee

President of Learning Services

Principled Technologies

Tracy Bissette, MEd, is president of learning services at Principled Technologies (PT). In her current role, she advises Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and trade associations on learning strategy and innovation, and oversees the creation and development of custom learning programs and solutions. Prior to PT, Tracy was co-founder and CLO of Weejee Learning, an innovative learning services company acquired by PT, and vice president of Mindworks Multimedia, where she created and guided the growth of the company’s eLearning division. Tracy’s prior achievements include The Business Journals’ Women in Business achievement award and 2012’s Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader award.

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