Go with the Flow or Manage the Process

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  • #3137

    Heidi Schroeder
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    We invite you to share your Instructional Design Project Management documentation and strategies as a follow-up to our TOPkit 2019 presentation.
    Let’s continue the conversation!

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    Denise Dejonghe
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    Macomb Community College’s current Course Design and Development Process: http://bit.ly/DesignDevelop2019

    I look forward to viewing examples, ideas and comments from other institutions!

    Denise Dejonghe

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    Heidi Schroeder
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    USFSM Online Course Design and Development Procedures: https://usf.box.com/s/x08m53nplwgtcgtczaqc5qs73881zram

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    Amanda Major
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    Heidi, thanks for your and Denise’s presentation about project management. The activity during your session helped me assess gaps in my agile process. We’ve already begun to improve the process.

    Amanda

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      Denise Dejonghe
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      Hi Amanda,

      How do you implement an agile process? Do you use it just for new online courses or all online courses? Is learner input included within the agile process?

      Our research describes agile project management as collaborative and flexible. We notice at our institution that increasing collaboration results in huge improvements. When using technology to facilitate teaching and learning, change is constant so requires the flexibility/adaptability described in the research. I’m interested in learning more about how the agile process is implemented at various institutions!

      Denise Dejonghe

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        Amanda Major
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        Denise,

        Thanks for your question about our implementation of agile. I use it for my course redesign work with faculty members and for our TOPkit Outreach efforts. For my work with faculty members, we plan a course module using the method William described, then we develop a module. This gives us a chance to reflect and change our approach or design, creating more efficiencies as we progress through each module in the same method. For the TOPkit Outreach team, it involves a great deal of creative work. As ideas are generated we add them to a backlog. Then, we move priorities forward to production. We have just begun using Trello to help us keep track of these efforts and its completion.

        I, too, am interested in agile project management for digital learning initiatives and organizational development. Let’s keep this dialogue going.

        Kindly,

        Amanda

        Amanda

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    William Bachman
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    Hello Everyone,
    While my team doesn’t use a SAM-E process or anything like that, we do try to apply agile principles to our work flow in a variety of ways.
    -We believe in having flexible roles, that allow us to focus on getting work done rather than second-guessing who is responsible for what.
    – Whenever possible, we avoid “branding” our learning objects to any particular course or module. This way the objects can be moved around more easily.
    -We build our course map throughout the course development process, starting with objectives and assignments, rather than building it all upfront. We then edit and revise throughout the development process which makes us able to be more flexible as the instructor’s ideas for the course change and develop over time.

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      Denise Dejonghe
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      Hi William,

      Thanks for sharing your team process! Our faculty perform all their own course development but do not have course design training. What agile principles should our instructional design team consider to support them as they design and develop their courses?

      Denise Dejonghe

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