ERIC Number: ED396712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Project Management Techniques for Developing Interactive Multimedia Programs: A Practitioner's Perspective.
McDaniel, Kathleen; Liu, Min
Following a review of the literature, this paper reports on a study conducted with multimedia developers on their use of project management systems. The research questions that guided this study focused on whether multimedia developers use project management techniques; which kind they use; and which management techniques are of particular importance to multimedia development. Five project managers with different backgrounds were identified as successful. Based on an instructional development (ID) model described in the literature, project managers were interviewed on five aspects: (1) funding and proposal writing; (2) team assembly and management; (3) ID; (4) evaluation, marketing, and support; and (5) management. Findings show that the multimedia developers interviewed not only practice management techniques, but also regard project management as critical to the success of a project. The five components of ID management process were represented by the work of subjects. An appendix presents the interview questions as well as seven figures and tables illustrating: components of ID project management; types of proposals; features of successful proposals; techniques used by ID managers; and the phases of a typical multimedia project design process. (Contains 16 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Management
Note: Paper presented at the annual International Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE) (New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1996).