Jane Bozarth’s Tweet Prompted This Post
From February 1, 2019…
I’ve Been a Proponent for Detailed Project Planning Since Before 1979
When I left college and got my first job in 1979 I already had been doing detailed planning – in college – as my Film projects with the rest of my class had to be meticulously planned so as to not waste my time or theirs as I was a working student and only had Sundays open for such efforts as a Film Shoot involving a dozen people or so.
And I hated it when others wasted my free day with their poor plans for their Film Shoot.
Proj Mgmt – CNSPI -1986 – 9 page PDF – originally published in the Chicago Chapter of NSPI (ISPI) Newsletter in December 1986 – on my Project Management Techniques for Project Definition, Project Planning and Project Communications.
Garbage In – Garbage Out
Or … Good Stuff In – Good Stuff Out.
PACT Alpha Phase Client-Stakeholder Interview Guide – 10 page PDF – is a job aid for the initial meetings with the client and other key stakeholders for a Training Request. Developed in the mid-1990, and published in 2002.
Use a Standard Project Plan Template
But adapt/adjust it as needed.
The Detailed Project Plan – GWW – 1992 – 4 page PDF – originally published in the Svenson & Wallace, Inc. newsletter: Management Update – in the Summer of 1992.
Not Every ISD Effort Is An Island
So to speak. Sometimes your effort is part of a larger effort and you will need to conform to their Project Planning framework – which is all your ADDIE or ADDIE-like replacement framework is. Adapt. Or Wrestle Control for that effort.
The 5 Ps of Planning
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
At least it’s one of the factors IMO.
“Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Guidance in lean-ISD
Project Planning and then managing to the Plan is central to my lean-ISD efforts.
Free PDF: lean-ISD (1999)
Click on image to link to the download page.
Note: the cover design for “lean-ISD” was created by the late Geary A. Rummler.
Note: Guy W. Wallace’s book “lean-ISD” – was a recipient of a 2002 Award of Excellence for Instructional Communication from the International Society for Performance Improvement.
lean-ISD is also available as a $15 paperback book – and $7.50 as a Kindle – for more information and/or to order – please go – here.
Some Free Video Resources
Part of my School of PACT Series.
See the set of 55+ videos in this School of PACT series – here.
See my 90 minute 2009 session video at ISPI – here.
Get Yourself Ready For THAT Question
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