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Jun
05

Managing Project Review Cycles

Have you ever experienced an endless cycle of edits and changes on a project? And this leaves your team with less time to complete the project or quality is sacrificed? If so, check out our project management video on Managing Review Cycles, and we invite you to view all our videos on project management on our TrainingPros YouTube channel.

How much time should you spend on the review cycle for your training project? In this particular video, Gordon Young, TrainingPros partner with Young Resource Group, recommends one hour of review for each planned hour of training delivery. He also highlights some of the challenges that cause delays in the review cycle within a project and ways to overcome them.

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Apr
28

Project Management Status Reporting

Have you ever been in a situation where you were unable to provide an update on the status of a project to a client? Or struggled to communicate the risks and issues that occurred within the team? If so, check out our short video on Status Reporting.

TrainingPros has partnered with Young Resource Group to bring you a series of short videos on project management best practices. Gordon Young, Learning and Staffing Lead at Young Resource Group, shares a few important tips on how to effectively track a project through status reporting.

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Mar
29

LMS Categorization Approaches

In the last entry we took a look at naming conventions for learning management systems (LMS) and how your LMS might look after sorting your training library into four categories: job function, delivery mechanism, technical requirements, and required vs. elective training. This time, I would like to start with a similar idea, but perform the separation or categorization approach according to some of the distinctions that relate to job functions.

What type of work does a particular class address? What kind of workers? Some different categories of training that you might note here are sales training, product technical training, internal computer system training, or training in the safe handling of factory equipment. Each of these categories is going to combine a number of different types of materials and different instructional requirements which will help you define what you need from any prospective LMS.

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Mar
03

LMS Logistics

In this blog post on Learning Management Systems (LMS), and in several that are to follow, I will begin to expand on some of the ideas that were presented when I sketched the larger outline. The most logical place to start that expansion is with the core of why you might be considering an LMS which is managing your learning.

In this section, you will start to categorize your learning offerings in several different ways in order to help define what is needed in a system to manage them. This is something that works best without a computer – so grab a pencil, make sure it has an eraser, an old fashioned piece of paper, and start sketching.

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Feb
22

LMSs – Learning More, Learning Enough

The good news is that if you are involved in a project to implement a new LMS, you have many resources available. A little bit of exploration will reveal blog sites that write about learning, podcasts that talk about it, and a variety of organizations that publish research on the topics of learning and LMS selection.

Some of this information is vendor-biased, which is not always a bad thing. Some provide reviews and analysis focused on the LMS market and specific reviews of LMS products. Some are learning specific, but mention LMS topics on occasion.

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