An interesting topic came up during the October 9, ASTD Chapter meeting on Marketing Your Training. It was the topic of change and how we can keep our projects on track. Anytime we, in the learning and development field, are working on a new project we run across changes that sometimes are never ending. Change is something that may not be completely eliminated, but it can be controlled. Part of project management teaches us to “nip it in the bud” before it occurs. One technique I have used is to create a plan of action that is approved by those closely involved with the project (stakeholders.) It helps to create this plan of action with input by the decision-making stakeholders directly involved with the project.
You can learn more about how to manage change while working on a project during the Central Iowa Chapter ASTD quarterly event "Project Management for Training Designers and Human Resource Development" held on November 6, 2009.
See www.astdiowa.org for details on the workshop.
In the mean time, here are some questions we'd like to discuss with your comments posted below:
· What are some of the techniques you use to help keep your projects on track?
· What makes these techniques successful or why are these techniques not successful?
Please feel free to add your comments about this topic.