Wearing all the hats and picking your favorite...
As with many other Articulate Heroes, I am a one-woman show. I'm a project manager, subject matter expert, creator of documentation, system administrator for keeping the documentation, instructional designer, and developer. After about 2 years of "doing it all", it's time to try to focus a bit, and get help where I can.
Looking at three major roles - project manager, instructional designer, and developer - I am trying to identify where I truly want to focus my attention so we can pitch a proposal for help (whether it's hiring someone or contracting is TBD). The problem is that I love doing certain things in each role, and because I've been doing so much for so long, I'm having a hard time stepping back to separate the functions in each.
I'd love to hear from the community on this... has anyone had a similar experience? Anything you particularly love or hate about each role? Have you found a comfortable balance if you serve more than one? What's the best part for you of being a PM, an ID, or a developer? The most dreaded? Words to the wise?
I'm putting together a creative visual presentation, and you all are always great at helping me to get the creative juices flowing when I've hit a block.