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    Project Management for Instructional Designers

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    Geri Clements, Provo, Utah

    Jeffery Drysdale, Provo, Utah

    Jenifer Francis, Provo, Utah

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    Publisher: David Wiley

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Rob Gibson, Adjunct Professor, Emporia State University on 9/30/21

    The book is getting a little dated. I've used this previously for a course and it's a good resource, but it is tailored to the waterfall PM methodology. The currently utilized methodology is Agile and Hyper Agile. Waterfall is great for... read more

    Reviewed by Samantha Blevins, Instructional Designer & Learning Architect, Radford University on 1/29/20

    This text is comprehensive in that it takes into account the many moving parts of project management and presents them in a way that are logical and easy to understand. It is written in a relate-able way, especially to those within the field of... read more

    Reviewed by Scott Mehall, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 1/18/20

    This text is very detailed and includes many of the different considerations necessary for managing instructional design projects. This text is almost too comprehensive as I think a condensed version may be better received. read more

    Reviewed by Rebecca Frazee, Lecturer, San Diego State University on 3/28/19

    This book is extremely thorough and detailed. read more

    Reviewed by Simon Ringsmuth, Faculty Member, Teaching Support Specialist, and Instructional Designer, Oklahoma State University on 5/21/18

    The book is quite thorough in how it addresses the various aspects of Project Management, and I appreciated how each chapter mentioned specifically how it applied to the PMBOK (the standard text for Project Managers) and related to the types of... read more

    Reviewed by Norb Thomes, Learning Systems and Services Coordinator, Winona State University on 5/21/18

    The book covers the subject very well. Sections cover all aspects of project management from the initiation of the project through closure. Overall, I would say it presents a good general-purpose definition. I wish it had further integrated... read more

    Reviewed by Megan Kohler, Lecturer/Learning Designer, The Pennsylvania State University on 2/1/18

    Overall this textbook a great introduction to project management. It’s light, easy to follow, and provides valuable information to the readers. I personally felt it was a little light on connecting project management to instructional design, but... read more

    Reviewed by Ghizzi Dunlop, Learning technologist, University of the West of England on 8/15/17

    This text is more than comprehensive enough as an introduction to project management for the needs of Instructional designers in the Higher Education sector here in the UK. I cannot speak to the private sector or workplace educational systems. I... read more

    Reviewed by Laura Pasquini, Lecturer, University of North Texas on 4/11/17

    This book is designed to frame learning design principle in a project management format. Although there are foundational items shared around project management Professional (PMP) certification that is not the intention of this textbook. The Guide... read more

    Reviewed by Rose Baker, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas on 4/11/17

    The book is well-designed for the intended audience of instructional designers. Presentation of topics such as systems theory, Darnall-Preston Complexity Index, and the real-world examples give a foundation to instructional designers to improve... read more

    Reviewed by Will Monroe, Interim Co-Director for the Library and Information Technology, LSU Law Center on 2/8/17

    Text is designed to provide an overview of project management principles in instructional design. Although it is distinguished from project management certification preparation, it opens each chapter with references to foundational texts used for... read more

    Reviewed by Peggy Quesenberry, Trainer/Instructor II, Virginia Tech on 2/8/17

    This text is quite complete in covering project management tasks from initially identifying problems with the client through completion and final report. There is a section related to working with the client when suggestions are made and perhaps... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
    • Chapter 2: Project Profiling
    • Chapter 3: Project Phases and Organization
    • Chapter 4: Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations
    • Chapter 5: Working with People on Projects
    • Chapter 6: Communication Technologies
    • Chapter 7: Starting a Project
    • Chapter 8: Project Time Management
    • Chapter 9: Costs and Procurement
    • Chapter 10: Managing Project Quality
    • Chapter 11: Defining Risk
    • Chapter 12: Project Closure

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    About the Book

    Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID) is – as the name suggests – a book about project management tailored specifically for instructional designers. This book is a revise / remix of a pre-existing, openly licensed project management textbook which was donated to the commons by a benefactor that desires to be attributed as Anonymous.

    PM4ID includes many new features and improvements to the original book, including:

    • Alignment of book chapters with the PMBOK, which supports readers in preparing for the Project Management Professional certification,
    • A series of video cases of project managers working in the instructional design area, integrated into every chapter,
    • Multiple versions of the book, including HTML, PDF, ePub, Kindle, and a text-to-speech mp3 audio version of the book,
    • New examples written specifically for readers coming from the instructional design perspective,
    • and more.

    About the Contributors


    The second edition of Project Management for Instructional Designers was created by students in David Wiley’s IPT 682: Introduction to Project Management class at Brigham Young University during Fall term 2012. The team included:

    Geri Clements

    Jeffery Drysdale

    Jenifer Francis

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