T&D: Killing Analysis Paralysis in ISD Efforts

The complaints back in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s… the complaint was pretty much the same. Analysis Paralysis grr grrrr and more grrrrrrrr.

Then it seemed as if everyone stopped doing analysis.


I’d check Conference Programs and saw darn few (a watered down technical phrase) about Analysis – of any kind.

That was bad news for the profession/practice – IMO.

A Video – 7:48 Minutes

I’ve been doing 4 specific types of Analysis in my ISD efforts since becoming a consultant on November 1, 1982.

And the “Performance Analysis” component was intended to help the client see where the Performance Issues – might have NOTHING to do with performers’ knowledge & skills.


And if the Enterprise could not fix the “OTHER CAUSES” we would at least knwo where and what the barriers to “Ideal-But-Real” Performance where/are – but we could get the Master Performers strategies and tactics on how to avoid them in the first place, and what to do if unavoidable in the second place.


And I learned how to do them QUICKLY.


The FGP – Facilitated Group Process – is how to do them QUICKLY and with Quality.


And another article from 1984…


I don’t always get to use the FGP – due to client constraints. But it is my preference and default.




That is all.

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