So there you are, tapping a pencil on your desk. Checking your email. Nothing. You look to see what’s happening in the local online paper. Check your email again. Nothing.
What are you doing over there, my trainer friend? What are you waiting for?
You’ve just joined, probably not for the first time, the ranks of hundreds of training developers at any given moment who are waiting for a SME to respond. You need one simple answer, and the project can’t move forward without it.
Tap, tap, tap goes the pencil.
Like most training developers, you’ve probably devised some strategies for getting information from your SMEs. But SMEs are busy, and your project is often not their first priority. So you wait. What are you gonna do, right?
Here’s a thought: Cut out the middleman. Become a mini-SME. No, I’m not asking you to turn into a small version of Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. A mini-SME is a force for good. And it can be you.