Analyzing Scope Creep

 Resources are the lifeblood of a project (Stolovitch, 2010). A project manager must be able to manage time and resources and identify the trade-offs when necessary. In my personal job experience, we were tasked by another division within the company to take on a project that they were contracted to complete. The budget they had […]

Blog Assignment: Estimating Costs and Allocating Resource

Project managers must develop budgets in order to obtain the resources needed to accomplish project objectives (Portney, 2008). Allocating the resources and estimating the costs associated with an ID project is a very important aspect of budgeting that requires investigation and allocation of all resources. In my experience over the past two weeks, there were […]

Communicating Effectively

Understanding the different ways that we effectively communicate, interact with, and process information among all project team members, can help us observe the way we interpret the message to mean. We need to find a balance between the different modalities and which conveys the true meaning and intent of the message. Sample piece of communication […]

Learning from a Project “Post-mortem”

Eight month ago, my project manager accepted a tasking for Instructional design development for a government project. The project was given to use from North Division whose project manager abandoned the project to take a new job. Leaving the division and its team members frustrated about what steps to take next, they called upon our […]


What do you think the perceptions of distance learning will be in the future (in 5–10 years; 10–20 years)? Within the past few courses that I have taken online through Walden University, as well as the full developmental experience of an online course, I now understand how to distinguish between appropriate uses of distance learning.  […]

Converting to a Distance Learning Format

In this week’s application assignment, we were given this scenario: A training manager has been frustrated with the quality of communication among trainees in his face-to-face training sessions and wants to try something new. With his supervisor’s permission, the trainer plans to convert all current training modules to a blended learning format, which would provide […]

The Impact of Open Source

It is essential that the instructor take the time to plan and organize the learning experience when engaged in teaching at a distance. The instructional design process provides the framework for planning. More often are we seeing traditional courses being redesigned and offered as distance learning. But often do not follow the instructional design process […]