The general project for this term involves creating an implementation plan for the new TUI learning management system, Desire2learn (D2L). You’ve already had the opportunity to review some project management software; now you’ll have the opportunity to begin to put together an actual plan using it.
- For this module, you should think about the people involved in your implementation process. These might include personnel from the vendor, along with University IT staff, administrators, faculty, other staff, and possibly students as well. Who is going to be needed, to do what, when?
- Use your software to incorporate staffing into your project plan; allocate and distribute your personnel resources as you think they will be needed. If you need to make specific assumptions about people or their availability, don’t hesitate to do so as long as you keep a record of such assumptions and make them explicit in your write-up. Don’t hesitate to contact your professor if you have questions or want to clarify any particular points.
- Finally, prepare a brief (2-3 page) report summarizing your activities regarding the previous two steps – personnel definition and plan design. Attach your plan report either as a component of the document (not counted against the page requirement) or submit it separately to CourseNet as an additional document. Be as personal and reflective as you can; remember, your aim is to describe what you learned from this process and how it might affect your behavior and your career