The Core Processes of a Learning & Development Function Needs Leadership and Support Processes Too!

L&D – in an Enterprise Learning Context – is about much more than some ADDIE-like Methodology and your LMS.

At the Core of L&D – in my model – there is:

  • Curriculum Architecture
  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Deployment

Curriculum Architecture

To avoid gaps and overlaps from Rapid Development – one should architect the modularity of the Content of all Learning, training, curriculum, etc., so that it works as a system of instruction to enable specific Performance Competence. And by modularity of Content – I am not talking about a collection of modules – even if put onto some Path. Anyone can do that.

If this kind of an effort is not informed by an adequate analysis of both the terminal Performance – and – the enabling Knowledge/Skill requirements for that terminal Performance – you will pay for the analysis effort on the back-end instead of on the front-end – and that is pretty much guaranteed to be much more expensive in the rework and lost opportunity that results.

Curriculum Development

This is best accomplished via some ADDIE-like process approach – which in and of itself guarantees nothing about the quality or quantity or costs and schedule of your efforts.

Methods, particularly Instructional methods – and others – sit within that type of Process Framework.

Curriculum Deployment

Enables access for Pull – and deployment for Push – and/or both.

It’s more than your LMS or LCMS.

It’s more than your facilities for classroom kind of modes.

It might involve the processes the enable Coaching – F2F or remotely.

It might involve certification of Coaches and/or their initial selection.


But Wait – There’s More!

There are Leadership processes and Support processes.

Here is my full list – and please note that the AoPs listed here – represent bundles of Processes – as there are more than 13 Processes – there are 13 Process-sets.

For more about all of this – see my book: The Curriculum Manager’s Handbook – for more about that please go here.

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