Architecting Enterprise Instructional and Informational Content

Architecting Enterprise Instructional and Informational Content – for Improved Performance Impact and Life Cycle Cost Reductions…

The top level of those 3 levels of ISD is CAD – Curriculum Architecture Design. It bridges the individual products and the entire enterprise inventory of products with a sub-set of the total, down-selected, on a T&D Path for further planning/downselecting and scheduling.

I am/was a co-author on the first article published on Curriculum Architecture (via a Group Process) back in September 1984 – and by that time I was on my 9th CAD effort for our clients.

I first presented about CADs “nationally” at NSPI in April 1984; but had done the same presentation at NSPI Chicago the year before. My 1999 book “lean-ISD” covers the methodology extensively.

About one third of my client experiences with CAD efforts – going back to 1982…

Another third…

And the final third…

To ensure quality by reducing variation in my own ISD staff’s CAD efforts we standardized the starting point for all projects, and then customize from there.

Most clients are interested in the T&D Path – a visual marketing poster about what is needed, what is available – for planning the actual plan for development. The following path has a lot of flexibility for the target audience.

Each of the 90 or so T&D Paths produced in my 74 projects typically, but not always, starts with an Onboarding section that addresses immediate survival knowledge and skills. Then the rest of the Path follows for Ongoing development needs, post Onboarding.

That Onboarding is composed on 3 types of content coming from 3 different “Tiers” in the Enterprise Content Architecture.

More about each segment of the Beginning to the Beginning of a PACT T&D Path (or Learning Path).

The PACT Process for Design – at both the CAD and MCD levels – are step-by-step processes, and utilize all of the analysis data gathered and reviewed/approved in those step-by-step processes.

Without an “inventory concept” as part of your “architectural concepts” – you will simply end up with gapped and overlapped content – and that is poor stewardship of shareholder equity.

The architectural of the PACT approach will help you increase reuse at many levels, for both content and templates, and will improve performance impact and reduce costs.

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