L&D: Tuesday L&D Processes Audit 20: T&D Purchased Product Modification Process

T&D Process 6.4: T&D Purchased Product Modification 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: 6.4: T&D Purchased Product Modification Process

Process Purpose

The T&D Purchased Product Modification Process is a formal process used to make modifications or augmentations to purchased products, depending on the legalities of making modifications to copyrighted content, per the terms and conditions of the purchase.


Process Description

The T&D Purchased Product Modification Process needs to practice good ISD. This is where any T&D bought that isn’t a good enough fit can be modified to better meet the specific needs of the enterprise’s target audiences.

This is also where custom case studies might be built to augment and support the purchased product. In the “modular/object oriented/chunked” world of both
e-learning (electronic) and some traditional learning design philosophies, modifying or augmenting existing T&D may or may not be a big deal. As always, it depends. Here it depends on the terms and conditions of the sale of that purchased product.

After the rework (adds, deletes, and modifications), a full pilot test is conducted, and then postpilot revisions are made as needed. Next, determine and document the lessons learned, call it a project, and get on to the next priority effort.

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

See my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


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