L&D: Tuesday L&D Processes Audit 15: T&D Product Line Design Process

T&D Process 5.2: T&D Product Line Design Process

Note: In my 2001 book I continued my decades old name for the profession as T&D – Training & Development.

Convert for your use as necessary. I will use both T&D and L&D in this weekly series for 2018.


Not all loose processes need to be tightened up.

You should only do that Investment if the Returns warrant.


Learning By Design vs Learning By Chance

When the Cost of Non-Conformance of poor Process/people Performance warrants the Investment in T&D/ Learning/Knowledge Management Content – then make those investments.

And – just because an L&D profession can determine a valid Learning Need and gap in Content – does not in and of itself warrant meeting that need – in any manner.

It’s a Business Decision. 


The L-C-S Framework View

I use both views…


Overview of the Big Picture


T&D Process 5.2: T&D Product Line Design Process

Process Purpose

The T&D Product Line Design Process is a macro-ISD process. It is a systematic process for conducting the project planning, performance and enabling analysis, macrodesign of T&D, and prioritization of any product line gaps. It is very different from traditional ISD processes that develop only a course (or an e-learning module) as a “one-off” effort.

Process Description

The T&D Product Line Design Process should look at the total needs of the critical target audience(s) to architect the product line and reuse content chunks where appropriate to save large sums of money, time, and effort for both initial development costs and life-cycle costs for administration and maintenance.

The T&D Product Line Design Process designs the entire T&D product line. It does this incrementally by target audience(s), one at a time (or several in parallel), by systematically analyzing the critical performers within critical business processes.

For More About This Process In the T&D Systems View

See my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


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