EPPI and PACT are our two key methodology-sets.
EPPI is about Performance Improvement – well beyond Instruction.
PACT is about performance-based Instructional Systems Design.
They are both improved by a shared FGP – Facilitated Group Process – in conducting the Analysis and Design efforts.
IAD- is our standard approach, adapted for each client as necessary, for producing performance-based Instruction, specifically, Performance Support, Job Aids, SOPs, etc.
MCD- is our standard approach, adapted for each client as necessary, for producing performance-based Instruction, including Group Paced, Self Paced and Coached Instruction. This is our ADDIE-like level of design/development.
CAD- is our standard approach, adapted for each client as necessary, for producing performance-based T&D Paths and Planning Guides and specifications detailing what is missing comparing the future ideal to the current state Instructional offerings.
EPPI I- is our standard approach to addressing performance problems that are known to be beyond knowledge & skill issues. This stage identifies the root causes and determines the solution set for implementation in stage 2.
EPPI II- is our standard approach to a stage 2 effort for implementing the solutions addressing the root causes and determined solution sets determined in stage 1 for implementation in stage 2.
The Facilitated Group Process
For: Analysis – Design – Development
It’s at the heart of all of our ISD and PI efforts.
Guy and his associates use a Facilitated Group Process to quickly conduct Ideal Performance and Gap Analysis efforts and then Design efforts using structured, collaborative methods in 2-3-4 day meetings with our clients’ handpicked Master Performers and other key Stakeholders.
We typically then use a subset of those same Master Performers that generated the Analysis data in the Design of T&D Paths or T&D Content … quickly.
Regarding Paths or Maps … which we prefer to call Training & Development or Performance Competence Development Paths … the secret to being quick is in using a proven process, and leverage that with the knowledge and insights of a group of carefully chosen Master Performers.
We then use members of those Master Performer teams to then Design … and then Develop – Instructional and Informational Content – per the designs they helped create.
These methods have been field tested in client projects hundreds and hundreds of times by me, my ISD Consulting staff, and my clients’ ISD staff, for well over 40 years.
If the Master Performers can do it – perform at high levels – why not everyone else?
These 2 Articles From 1984 Reference the FGP
CAD – Training Mag – 1984 – 6 page PDF – the first publication about Curriculum Architecture Design via a Facilitated Group Process – published in Training Magazine in September 1984.
Models and Matrices- NSPI PIJ -1984 – 5 page PDF – the first publication of the performance and enabler analysis methods for ISD using a Facilitated Group Process, from NSPI’s Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984.
It’s Not All About Learning. It’s All About Performance.
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Guy W. Wallace – Performance Analyst & Instructional Architect
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