Worksheet: Staffing a Course Design or Technical Communication Project

Worksheet: Staffing a Course Design or Technical Communication Project

(For instructions on how to staff a project, see posts related to Project Management 5. Identify the Project Team and Members’ Responsibilities.)

Roles to be Filled in the Sponsor Organization

  • Executive sponsor (benefactor): _______________________________
  • Ombudsperson: ___________________________________________
  • Subject matter expert(s): ____________________________________
  • Marketing: ______________________________________________
  • Legal: __________________________________________________
  • Learners or Users (for interviews and pilots of the course or communication project): _______________________________________________________

Instructional Design Expertise (for Instructional Design Projects)

  • Project Manager: ________________________________________
  • Personnel Manager: ______________________________________
  • Instructional Designer or Learning Strategist: ___________________
  • Technical Writer: _______________________________________
  • Editor: ______________________________________________
  • Graphic artist: _________________________________________
  • Programmer: __________________________________________
  • Other Production Personnel: _______________________________

Communication Expertise (for Technical Communication Projects)

  • Project Manager: __________________________________________
  • Personnel Manager: ________________________________________
  • Information Architect or Content Strategist: ______________________
  • Technical Writer (Information or Content Developer): _______________
  • Editor: _________________________________________________
  • Graphic artist: __________________________________________
  • Usability engineer: _______________________________________
  • Production personnel: ____________________________________
  • Programmer: __________________________________________

Consider These Staffing Concerns

  • Availability of staff when needed?
  • Other projects to which staff are assigned?
  • How well do the skills and abilities of people proposed for roles match the skills and abilities really needed in those roles?

 

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