L&D: Is Analysis of Current State Ideal Performance and Current State Gaps Missing From Your Practices?

Is Analysis Missing From Your Practices?

Master Performers know what they are doing. Master Performers know how to avoid Performance barriers, and what to do if unavoidable. Are you capturing that to share in your L&D Content?

A Facilitated Group Process

I’ve been sharing an approach since 1984. My business partners and I called it a Group Process – where we facilitated a team of Master Performers from the Target Audience, other SMEs, and sometimes Supervisors and Novice Performers.

I have been using this approach for both Analysis and Design (including Lesson Mapping) for decades.


Ideal-Current State Performance


Typical Gaps From Current State-Ideal Performance


Probable Causes


I’ve been using it – a Facilitated Group Process – in consulting engagements since 1982. The first published article on this was in 1984. There have been many more publications on this – but the best IMO is from 2006.

I began using a version of a Group Process in 1979.

Here are three Resources related to all of this…

2006 and 1984 Publications

Modeling Mastery Performance and Systematically Deriving the Enablers for Performance Improvement – by Guy W. Wallace, CPT – Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology – 3rd Edition – 2006. This methodology was first published in a 1984 article in ISPI’s (then NSPI’s) PIJ in November 1984. See both as PDFs:



Models and Matrices – NSPI PIJ -1984 – 5 page PDF – the first publication of the performance and enabler analysis methods for ISD, from NSPI’s (ISPI’s) Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984.



How It All Started For Me Back in 1979

A Facilitated Group Process that is.

Teaming for T&D GWW 1999 – 5 page PDF – on my story of inadvertently creating a team – out of frustration with too many revision cycles for a video script I was writing –  for training development back in 1979 – and liking the approach for using a Group Process to shorten cycle times and improve the quality of the output.

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One comment on “L&D: Is Analysis of Current State Ideal Performance and Current State Gaps Missing From Your Practices?

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