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Project Management for Trainers: Stop Winging it and Get Control of Your Training Projects [Paperback]

Lou Russell
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  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: American Society for Training & Development (1 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562861417
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562861414
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 17.8 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,583,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When it comes to the daily management of time and effort, trainers are no different from every other employee, manager, or even consultant - without a solid project plan, deadlines are hard to meet. Yet, many perfectly competent professionals, including trainers and other workplace learning professionals, continue to take a "seat of the pants" approach to project management. This is a book that will show you why this unpredictable approach to developing and managing training projects is inefficient and unworkable. You will find solid advice for improving or validating an existing training project management process, or if needed, creating a whole new training project management system.

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For trainers and learning professional, this is indispensable reading as it helps systemize and organize any training and learning project in a manner that ensures delivery on time and stakeholders' satisfaction: two things that I previously thought were almost impossible to achieve simultaneously!

This book assumes a basic knowledge of project management and helps focus the reader's attention on how to apply and customize this knowledge to learning and training projects. Beginning with defining the project and communicating it to stakeholders to the final evaluation stages; no aspect of the project has been ignored. Lou Russell liberally provides tools, templates, and ideas that can help organize the whole project from A - Z as well as practical exercises and activities at the end of every chapter that "do the work for you" should you have picked the book to help you through a particular project. In fact, I highly recommend using it while in the process of planning and delivering a training program.

Russell takes you through the project management process in nine chapters:

1: Beginning the project - an introduction to key concepts and ideas.
2: Defining the Project - From business objectives to issues and constraints, this is the initial stage of the project.
3: Panning the project - Help for building the project plan, calculating schedules and finalizing learning objectives.
4: A Course Development Template - Lou Russell relies on the Accelerated Learning framework for developing training, but I found his approach equally effective with the ISD model as well.
5: Managing the project - I found this chapter extremely useful as it focuses on elements that trainers might not think of like risk, monitoring criteria, and constraints.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and relevant project management for Trainers 29 May 2004
By Layla Halabi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
For trainers and learning professional, this is indispensable reading as it helps systemize and organize any training and learning project in a manner that ensures delivery on time and stakeholders' satisfaction: two things that I previously thought were almost impossible to achieve simultaneously!
This book assumes a basic knowledge of project management and helps focus the reader's attention on how to apply and customize this knowledge to learning and training projects. Beginning with defining the project and communicating it to stakeholders to the final evaluation stages; no aspect of the project has been ignored. Lou Russell liberally provides tools, templates, and ideas that can help organize the whole project from A - Z as well as practical exercises and activities at the end of every chapter that "do the work for you" should you have picked the book to help you through a particular project. In fact, I highly recommend using it while in the process of planning and delivering a training program.
Russell takes you through the project management process in nine chapters:
1: Beginning the project - an introduction to key concepts and ideas.
2: Defining the Project - From business objectives to issues and constraints, this is the initial stage of the project.
3: Panning the project - Help for building the project plan, calculating schedules and finalizing learning objectives.
4: A Course Development Template - Lou Russell relies on the Accelerated Learning framework for developing training, but I found his approach equally effective with the ISD model as well.
5: Managing the project - I found this chapter extremely useful as it focuses on elements that trainers might not think of like risk, monitoring criteria, and constraints.
6: Reviewing the project - The evaluation stage of any training implementation project.
7: Managing Performance Consulting Projects - Using the project management framework for performance consulting.
8: A Template for Managing external Suppliers - An ultra useful chapter on identifying the optimum supplier for your learning needs.
9: The Project begins - Summary and checklists for the start-up.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for learning professionals! 28 Sep 2001
By Leslie Cummings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Project Management for Trainers is an outstanding book. It provides clear and concise information on developing and managing a successful learning event.
Lou's book provides real-world answers to the complex challenges we learning professionals face on a daily basis.
The diagrams and checklists make the book a very practical tool that I turn to again and again. I bought a copy for everyone on my staff, and I always see their copy out on their desk--not on the shelf.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is for Real 11 Oct 2001
By Jane Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Unlike many other project management "how to" books this book is for real. The contents are laid out in a logical sequence with practical and useful tools. The exercises and templates are realistic and applicable to what training project managers need. This is one book we never have to take off the shelf because it never makes it to the shelf!
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it was a work assignment 20 Jun 2011
By D. Gomez - Published on Amazon.com
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when your manager recommends a book for you to read "to further develop your skills", you do it. I would have much rather read "The Alphabet of Manliness" or "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell". That said, this book offered a great perspective on project management, especially how it applies to a learning and development role. Many project managers have the methodologies but dont have a good grasp on applying them to L&D. This book can help with that if you have the time to read it.
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