Resources – For Free Publication PDFs

Free Publication PDFs

The following are free PDFs for you to download – put on your e-readers/laptops/etc. – and otherwise share as appropriate – with appropriate attributions. They are organized into 4 categories:

  1. The PACT Processes (ISD/LXD)
  2. T&D Systems view (designing and managing a training/learning function)
  3. EPPI – Enterprise Process Performance Improvement (Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement)
  4. Misc.

1- The PACT Processes for performance-based T&D/ L&D/ Knowledge Management Instructional Content 

The PACT Processes are my ISD/LXD – Instructional Systems Design/Learning Experience Design processes, methods, tools and techniques – that I have been evolving since 1982 and include Curriculum Architecture design and my version of ADDIE: Modular Curriculum Development.

Performance-Based Curriculum Architecture Design via a Facilitated Group Process – 6 page PDF– published in Training Magazine in September 1984. –This was the first publication about Curriculum Architecture Design. Plus – the original manuscript (30 pages) – How to Build a Training Structure That Won’t Keep Burning Down.

Models and Matrices – 5 page PDF, published in NSPI’s (ISPI’s) Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984 – This was the first publication of the Performance and Enabler Analysis methods for ISD using a Facilitated Group Process that I have been using since 1979 and as an ISD consultant starting in 1982.

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.

Product Mgmt Process Training – ATT – 1987 – 1 page PDF from an internal AT&T Newsletter for trainers about the simulation exercise “game” I had designed in 1986 for an 8-day course for Product Managers that was pilot-tested in the fall of 1987.

NS CAD 1986-7 – 2 page PDF – from the internal “AT&T Training Information Exchange” newsletter of October 1987 about the 8-day course for Product Managers pilot tested in 1987 – and the Product Management model we had created based on the analysis efforts – that in combination with a Product Life Cycle model we created (no common one existed at the time) guided the content of this 8-day “Basics” course.

Cost of Nonconformance and ROI for Training Projects _ASTD – 1991 – 9 page PDF of the original  article submitted and published in ASTD’s Technical & Skills Journal in their May-June 1991 issue under the title: Costing Out a Training Project – 1991 – Wallace (which it did not address). This presents an alternative approach for determining ROI that was unique to one of my client’s situation, and proxy for ROI: RONA – using the quality concepts of Cost of Non-Conformance and the Costs of Conformance in place of returns and Investments respectively.

The Detailed Project Plan – GWW – 1992 – 4 page PDF – originally published in the Svenson & Wallace, Inc. newsletter: Management Update – in the Summer of 1992.

Teaming for T&D GWW 1999 – 5 page PDF – on my story of inadvertently creating a team – out of frustration with too many revision cycles for a video script I was writing –  for training development back in 1979 – and liking the approach for using a Group Process to shorten cycle times and improve the quality of the output.

PACT Pilot-Test Debriefing Guide – 3 page PDF – presents an overview of how I debrief Pilot-Test participants in ISD efforts. Written in the mid-1990s, published in 1999.

Debriefing PACT Processes – 6 page PDF – article from the 1999 CADDI Newsletter “Pursuing Performance” on my debriefing process for the Analysis and Design Teams in the PACT Processes for Training, Learning and Knowledge Management.

ISPI Masters Series Article – lean-ISD – PIJ – 2001 – 14 page PDF – written as a companion piece to my 2001 Masters Series presentation at ISPI, this provides the background and an overview of lean applied to ISD – Instructional Systems Design – in the 5 methodology-sets of my PACT Processes for Training, Learning and Knowledge Management. Written in 2000, published in ISPI’s Performance and Improvement Journal in 2001.

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.

MCD-lite PP – 2002 – 10 page PDF – of when and how to shorten the “standard process” for my version of ADDIE (MCD – Modular Curriculum Development) – when the client isn’t attempting training for skills – but communications for awareness. Written to convince a client to not force every effort to go through the same rigorous approach when the desired outcome wasn’t skills-building. I was unsuccessful in convincing them. Originally written in 1997.

NS 1251 Product Management Process Training – GWW – 4 page PDF – on the story of the AT&T Network Systems effort for Product Management Basics Training – which was the keystone course in a Curriculum Architecture effort begun in 1986 – something I designed and developed – and then delivered – an effort ending for me in 1993 with deliveries by me 31 times, including 6 in The Netherlands.

Push-Pull Knowledge Management Systems 2000 – 8 page PDF – of my approach to creating a Push-Pull approach to a Knowledge Management System – using my PACT Processes for Training, Learning and Knowledge Management. Written in 2000 for the CADDI newsletter: lean-ISD.

Designing for the ISD Life-Cycle – ISPI PIJ – 2002 – 13 page PDF – my reaction to the latest critique (at the time) about the value or lack-thereof of ADDIE. I was the main author of this – but added my colleagues at CADDI Inc. after they reviewed and critiqued my draft. The ISPI 2002 version: Wallace_et_al-2002-Performance_Improvement.

Perf Modeling & Enabler Analysis – HR-Com – 2003 – 17 page PDF – an online publication at HR.Com in 2003 covering the analysis of both Performance Competence Requirements and the Enablers – part of my ISD (PACT) and Performance Improvement (EPPI) methods.

CAD – ASTD – 2004 – 5 page PDF – an overview of when to do a Curriculum Architecture Design effort, the outputs of the effort by phase, and the 4 phases of a Curriculum Architecture design effort, published in ASTD’s Links in 2004.

Modeling Mastery Performance and Systematically Deriving the Enablers for Performance Improvement – by Guy W. Wallace, CPT – Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology – 3rd Edition – 2006.  This methodology was first published in this 1984 article in ISPI’s (then NSPI’s) PIJ in November 1984.

Performance-based ISD – ISPI PX 12-part Series – 2007 – 122 page PDF – an update in 12-parts to my 1999 book: lean-ISD – which covers my ISD methods: The PACT Processes for T&D, Learning and Knowledge Management. Published in ISPI’s PerformanceExpress during the 12 months of 2007.

Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners?
By Guy W. Wallace / November 2011
At elearning magazine:
PDF: elearn Magazine_ Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners_

Chasing Down the Elusive Credits for Facts and Fictions in Learning and Improvement
By Brett Christensen, Guy W. Wallace / February 2012
At elearning magazine:
PDF: elearn Magazine_ Chasing Down the Elusive Credits for Facts and Fictions in Learning and Improvement


2- T&D Systems View Content

Training & Development Systems takes a process-centric view of the function known as Training & Development, Learning & Development, etc. – based on my 2001 book: T&D Systems View

Governance and Advisory Systems and Processes for Training and Development – 5 page PDF – on a Governance & Advisory System and processes – published in 1999 in the CADDI newsletter and later covered more extensively in my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


3- EPPI Content

EPPI – Enterprise Process Performance Improvement – are my performance improvement/quality improvement methods, processes, tools and techniques.

Customer Satisfaction – by Guy W. Wallace 1979 September – 5 page PDF written in my first month on the job out of college at Wickes Lumber for their company newsletter.

MTEC White Paper 1982 – 39 page PDF – a white paper I wrote while at MTEC – Motorola’s Training & Education Center – in May 1982 where I proposed combining the concepts, models, methods, processes, tools and techniques of Geary Rummler, Neil Rackham (of SPIN Selling fame) and of Deming, Juran and Crosby (and other quality gurus). This led to my boss taking that idea and changing it to become a Geary Rummler Do-It-Yourself Consulting Kit – which after I left in October 1982 became the training course created by Geary Rummler called OPS (Organization Performance Systems).

Continuous Improvement and Training – 19 pages – originally published as Chapter 4 in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Handbook (May/June 1991). Training is critical to the success of most continuous improvement (CI) efforts. When processes are improved, maximizing the benefits of the improvement requires that those interacting with the process understand and can work within the context of the improved process. This may require a simple briefing or more extensive training, but training concerns are often overlooked and the costs of training ignored as improvement efforts are initially funded and undertaken. Are those costs then avoided? Not likely. It may be necessary to find funding later, when the need for training becomes an obvious requirement for implementing the changes. Authors: Guy W. Wallace, Peter R. Hybert and Terri Knicker-McCully.

Empowerment is Work – Not Magic – JQ&P 1993 – 6 page PDF – published in the Journal for Quality and Participation in September 1993 – originally titled Empowerment as a Process.

The Customer Is King – Not! – 15 page PDF – the original version of the article published in the Journal for Quality and Participation in March 1995 – address Balancing Conflicting Stakeholder Requirements, and suggests that the Customer is Not the King of Stakeholders (despite the unfortunate slogans from the Quality movement despite Deming’s admonitions about slogans). Balancing Conflicting Stakeholder Requirements – Wallace – March 1995 AQP

And the version in ISPI’s November 2011 Performance Express: Beyond the Customers The Customer Is King Not

Managing Human Assets – GWW, KMK, RAS – 8 page PDF – coauthored by myself and my two business partners, Ray Svenson and Karen Kennedy in 1995 after the publication of our book: The Quality RoadMap (1994 – AMACOM) – delving into an architectural approach to the design/ redesign of HR systems – driven by a performance orientation. Based on our Business Architecture from the Quality RoadMap book.

E04 Targeting EPPI – HAMS GWW 2001 – 2016 – 16 page PDF – from the CADDI newsletter Pursuing Performance in 2001 – updated in 2016 – about Targeting Enterprise Process Performance Improvement via Human Asset Management.

Goal of the Issue PIJ – 2003 – 3 page PDF – from ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal in February 2003 regarding a Presidential Initiative of mine in 2003-2004 at ISPI to “clarify HPT” that I did with Geary Rummler – based on an article he had published 20 years earlier in 1983.

HPT in the Larger Improvement Arena – 2 page PDF article from ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal in February 2003 regarding a Presidential Initiative of mine in 2003-2004 at ISPI to “clarify HPT” that I did with Geary Rummler – based on an article he had published 20 years earlier in 1983.

PI Feb 2003 – 49 page PDF – the entire issue from ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal February 2003 – introducing the Presidential Initiative that later got tagged as “Clarifying HPT.”

EPPI – BPTrends Quarterly Columns – 2005-2007 – 106 page PDF – a compilation of my quarterly columns at BPTrends (Business Process Trends – from March 2005 through September 2007. On the topic of my EPPI methods.

The Enterprise Process Performance Improvement Model – 6 page PDF – a short overview of the EPPI model from 2007.

The FGP – Facilitated Group Process – Readings for LDC 2021 – 18 page PDF

4- Misc. Content

Video Production White Paper part 1 – 17 page PDF – from June 1983 – my process and my tools and templates for Video Production efforts.

Consulting-SubContracting-Freelancing – CNSPI – 1985 – 5 page PDF – from Chicago NSPI (ISPI) newsletter in December 1985 – into going into the world of freelancers, sub-contractors and consultants and my views on the differences between the three.

Managing and Mismanaging Stakeholder Expectations – GWW – 5 page PDF – original that was published in the Journal for Quality and Participation in June 1995 – my story as Uncle Guy doing the video for a niece’s wedding that went downhill before it all got started – due to the un-kept promises of a rental car company.

An HPT Marketplace View – News & Notes – Guy Wallace 2000-02 My suggestions for ISPI to develop a strategy based on an “as is” and a “to be” version of this model. (It didn’t happen.)

There is No Such Thing as Communications – Only Miscommunications – 4 page PDF – published in 2000 but written in the mid-1990s – covering the 4 key Communications Behaviors for communications, negotiations, and interviewing – whether 1:1 or for group process facilitation. News & Notes version: There’s No Such Thing As Communications – News & Notes May-June 2000 Guy W Wallace

Tools and Graphics in PROVEN Article Series – 2012 – several tools for readers of this 4-Part Article Series published in PROVEN quarterly in 2012.

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