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Plan 2 – Putting together a project team

Published on 03/05/2007

 

Changes to an institution’s customs and practices cannot be imposed authoritatively from above. A project team must therefore be put together. The team should not just be assembled on a volunteer or hierarchical basis, but should rather reflect the complementarity of profiles called for by the issue.

The project is defined as a set of coordinated actions that brings into play the transversal expertise of different positions in order to reach a goal defined by an explicit intention.

The project team defines all procedures in agreement with the stakeholders involved, determines how to implement them, ensures that they become operational and reports on the process to the directors and stakeholders involved.

As the project is pedagogical in nature, it is essential that teachers who understand the modes of communication within the institution have a significant level of involvement. However, the problem being dealt with has various aspects and they call for a complementarity of skills within the project.

Suggestions

• Involve a specialist in management and organization as the team leader.

• Involve an IT specialist well-versed in the Internet.

• Involve a librarian.

• Involve a communications specialist (or an agency).

• Involve a legal advisor.

• Involve a student (the head of an association).