Being a subject matter expert

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Being a subject matter expert

  1. 1. Being a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ E-learning Innovation Seminar 8 September 2011
  2. 2. The players in the game Client Subject matter expert (SME) Software developers Tender and commissioning stages On-going On-going
  3. 3. SME Top Tips <ul><li>Understand the purpose and function of the </li></ul><ul><li>game </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competency - be completely </li></ul><ul><li>comfortable with the technical content of </li></ul><ul><li>the game </li></ul><ul><li>Communication - be prepared to speak up if </li></ul><ul><li>something isn’t right and to communicate ideas </li></ul><ul><li>and calculations in a clear and unambiguous way </li></ul>
  4. 4. SME Top Tips (continued) <ul><li>Relish a challenge – you may end up working in areas that are outside your usual comfort zone </li></ul><ul><li>Test, test and test again </li></ul>
  5. 5. Essential skills for the SME <ul><li>Technical expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Tenacity </li></ul><ul><li>An eye for detail </li></ul><ul><li>Patience in abundance </li></ul><ul><li>And last but not least… </li></ul><ul><li>A good software developer </li></ul>

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