L&D: Tuesday L&D Processes Audit 47: &D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing Process

T&D Process 11.3: T&D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing 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 11.3: T&D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing Process

Process Purpose

The T&D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing Processes bring in the newfangled stuff found in the other two research and development processes of the T&D system to deliberately play with it and test it.


Process Description

The T&D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing Processes use structured, rational approaches for the formal “trying out” and testing methods, technologies, equipment, and tools.

Pilot tests are conducted in a precise, controlled manner to evaluate the process or product with the technology and/or methodology being tested for many “abilities” such as

  • Manufacture-ability
  • Use-ability
  • Maintain-ability
  • Storage-ability

The T&D Methodology and Technology Pilot-Testing Processes help avoid potentially costly implementations for things that will not really work on the larger scale needed or will have other issues requiring more of an investment, throwing off the original return on investment and economic value add forecasts.

T&D methods and technologies implemented too quickly often bring disasters. Haste makes waste is learned all over again. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

Yes, today life is operating at Internet speed, but going too fast does not always get you to exactly where you need to be. It just gets you someplace faster.

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

See my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


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