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Dedicated Project Director

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Dedicated Project Director

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One of the primary differences from one project to another is whether there is a dedicated project director. I mean dedicated in the terms of the amount of time that they've been budgeted to spend.

We have projects that said they were going to have a project director and then the school district said, "Yeah, well, I'm glad we got that money, we're not going to actually hire a project director." Or "we're going to hire a project director and in fact not actually release them from their teaching responsibilities" or something like that. And, you know, the end result is the same, and that is that there's not somebody who’s there essentially, you know, monitoring the progress of the project. You know, and that runs the gamut from getting out there and, you know, literally, beating the bushes to convince teachers to sign up for this thing, to dealing with presenters who, you know, don't necessarily toe the line in terms of what it is that they're supposed to be presenting and all of those kinds of things.

If you don't have somebody who can actually do that then your project is just not going to succeed.

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