Projects are dynamic and inevitably experience change, however, it is the PM responsibility to manage shifts in the project scope (Portny et al., 2008). Expectations not clearly defined by the client in the scope of a project, limited understanding of the tenets of the project, marginal involvement of the… Continue reading Scope Creep
All projects have a life cycle; birth, growth, and completion. The transitions of a project from onset to fruition are orchestrated and facilitated through the efficiency of the PM. Throughout the life of a project PMs have different planning responsibilities that match each phase of a project’s life. The ADDIE process enables the PM to… Continue reading Project Schedule and Estimating Activity Duration
Communication that is clear, concise, and on target helps to get the job done (Laureate Education, Inc., n.d.1). Communication is bi-directional. Although communication requires more than one, the focal burden of communication lies with the entity that originates the message. The receiver has responsibilities, aligning, attending, and providing feedback that the message was understood. However,… Continue reading The Art of Effective Communication
The PM processes include initiating, planning, documenting, executing, monitoring, and controlling with the ability to orchestrate, communicate, and interact well with divergent groups and personnel (Williams van Rooij, 2010). The triple constraints of a successful project include time, scope, and cost with the apex of the triune base being quality. A few years ago, I… Continue reading Learning from a Project “Post-mortem”
What is the purpose of Distance Learning and how do we measure its efficacy?
Education is a process that involves the transformative teaching and learning of values, skills, and or scholastic knowledge (Morrison, Ross, Kemp & Kalman, 2010). Educative processes can occur locally face to face or over a distance. Traditional views postulate that the fundamental tenets of distance learning dictate that learning and teaching occur at different places… Continue reading Defining Distance Learning
Distance education is formal education in which the learning group (teachers, students, resources) are separated by geography and occasionally by time (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2014). What is Distance Learning? The featured Wordle (http://comosaconnect.org) captures the plethoric picture and process that defines distance learning. Each element plays a part in reaching and teaching students who… Continue reading Distance Teaching + Distance Learning = Distance Education