L&D: Tuesday L&D Processes Audit 22: T&D Master Materials Storage and Retrieval Process

T&D Process 7.1: T&D Master Materials Storage and Retrieval 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 7.1: T&D Master Materials Storage and Retrieval Process

Process Purpose

The T&D Master Materials Storage and Retrieval Process stores all material masters for access by developers and delivery staff.


Process Description

Deployment staff will need the masters to deploy the T&D, whether paper masters or electronic masters.


Development staff may need to update content, and delivery and/or administrative staff will pull those master materials (depending on the deployment channel used for delivery that impacts content packaging) to reproduce learner materials and instructor/facilitator materials used in the delivery.

Development staff may also need to pull materials for reuse purposes with other target audiences and for reuse in other T&D Events. If the content is being deployed over the Internet or intranet, the original masters (used for uploading into those systems) are still archived in this system.

Version control is a key issue. A key question to ask is whether or not the materials could or should be used during the update process. Obviously, content that deals with laws, regulations, and codes that have changed should be taken out of the loop until updated. Content that deals with new concepts and thoughts needs less rigor. As always, it depends.

The voice of the T&D Governance and Advisory System needs to be heard, as well as any “T&D content product line manager” who can best make the appropriate decision as to what risks exist and what to do about them.

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

See my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


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