I stumbled across this page today, and it provides an interesting follow-up to my earlier post about Moving from Concept to Strategy. While the author (Todd Follansbee of Webmarketingresources.net) is speaking specifically about web page design, the 10 steps he outlines correspond rather well with the approach I seek to take in mapping out training initiatives.
Long before “building”, you need to have a thorough blueprint. This is as true with websites as it is with training initiatives. I’d adapt his 10 steps as follows:
3. Logically organize
4. Map the user experience
6. Review and refine
10. Collect feedback and refine
What is often deficient in the development of training programs is a robust and creative approach to steps 1-6. Sometimes it’s a matter of only a small number of days of up-front work; but this will make or break the rest of the project. Those are the steps where, in many cases, Impactiviti can provide the most value.