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Training Development Manual 

All the training department’s designers, developers, and outside contractors need to speak the same language and use the same procedures when producing new classroom courses.  This manual can help with that.

Its primary virtue is its simplicity.  Unlike more complex and detailed manuals, it simply lists the things to be done.  It assumes the participants in a project are competent.  Decisions to delegate, omit or re-sequence steps are easy to make and abide by.

It describes how to use the accompanying packet system and the task analysis system as well.  If all three components (manual, packets, task analysis) are used, you will find that your courseware can be developed as efficiently and as well as it is possible to do.  And the quality control system built in will ensure that your writers will get it right the first time, and that mistakes and overlaps will not occur.

The manual describes the activities and components of a project management system. (The activities in this manual assume that a needs analysis determined that training was the appropriate solution for a performance problem.)  The entire manual is only 22 pages long.

The table of contents is shown below:

 1.  Develop Proposal
Determine client requirements
      Develop macro design
      Estimate materials, time and cost

2.   Organize the Project     
      Confirm assumptions
      Assemble project team
      Set up project management system
      Hold kick-off meeting

3.   Gather information     
Perform job and task analyses
      Perform audience analysis 
      Perform data analysis
      Perform content analysis
Evaluate existing materials

4.   Design the Course     
Develop objectives
      Design instruction
      Design evaluation system
      Organize learning units

5.   Develop the Materials    
Develop and test prototype materials
      Create draft materials
      Perform quality control
      Change scope of project
      Produce masters
      Conduct pilot test

6.    Produce the Materials     
Determine materials requirements
       Schedule production
       Monitor production
       Distribute training products

7.    Follow-up Activities
Analyze course test data
       Analyze field test data
       Conduct project postmortem
       Determine business results

The appendices provide examples of deliverables at the various stages of analysis, design and development.  

A. Instructional System Development
B. Sample Project Schedule (Gantt chart)
C. Sample Project Status Report
D. Development Diary
E. Sample Task Analysis Worksheet
F. Objectives Format
G. Evaluation Strategy (from Kirkpatrick)
H. Course Map format
I.   Lesson Design Document
J.  Packet System
K. Content Quality Checklist
L.  Instructional Quality Checklist

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