Front-End Analysis: Backward Analysis and the Performance Gap

Social Learning

Don Clark, on his Big Dog, Little Dog: Performance Justification blog post “Analysis” says that the Japanese approach to performance improvement is to ask “why” five times when confronted with a problem or a desire to improve a part of an organization.

3 Types of Analysis that Improve Training Outcomes

Bottom-Line Performance

What other outside forces might be impacting your reps’ performance? The Importance of Analysis. Many of our long term clients begin their relationship with us with an analysis project. What Type of Analysis Do I Need? How Is Data Gathered for Each Analysis Type?

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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Social Learning

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

The caveat of the performance centre

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the more exciting ideas to emerge from the corporate learning space, which I hasten to add is yet to be realised, is to transform the Learning & Development department into a performance centre. performance starts at hiring process.

What is Training Needs Analysis?

CommLab India

Training Needs Analysis is the process of identifying the training needs in an organization in order to improve the employees’ performance. [1]. Conducting a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) will precisely define the goals of your training project. Flow of Training Needs Analysis.

Training Needs Analysis Worksheet (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

A soundly conducted Needs Analysis should always be the first step when you need to improve performance or change behaviors. Below, you will find a five step process for conducting a Training Needs Analysis. And now, the five steps of a standard Training Needs Analysis.

Data Analysis Techniques For e-Learning Efficacy


For corporates, learning and training is primarily a tool to increase employee performance. Employee performance has direct impact on ROI. In the context of training for the modern corporate sector, more and more learning is being disseminated through computers and mobile devices.

Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. if we make mistakes in analysis, then the learner is stuck…) must account for all things instructor might do Does your org think elearning is formatting text, decorating screens and test? (so so much elearning is like scrapbooking) We want to create experiences that will create lasting and beneficial change in the performance environment Where does analysis go awry? Include recent learners in your analysis.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: What is the significance of performance support apps for learning designers?

Methods for Conducting Training Need Analysis – Part 5

CommLab India

In this beginner’s series, we’ve discussed what training needs analysis is, its benefits , levels , and the steps to conduct Training Needs Analysis. When you consider any training program for your organization, the first step you need to take is Training Needs Analysis.

Six Sizzling Benefits of Training Needs Analysis – Part 2

CommLab India

In the first blog of this beginner series,we discussed ‘ What is Training Needs Analysis? ‘ Training Needs Analysis (TNA) provides insights and concrete data to identify the training needs within an organization. Identify performance gaps.

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

Others prefer needs analysis. Many weigh in for performance analysis or front end analysis. Analysis is what we do before we do anything. Analysis is systematic planning and systemic execution. What should analysis look like today– as our considerations include the classroom and extend beyond it to a buffet of solutions such as mobile and social and MOOC and informal and formal learning. . Analysis basics. New Analysis.

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

Others prefer needs analysis. Many weigh in for performance analysis or front end analysis. Analysis is what we do before we do anything. Analysis is systematic planning and systemic execution. What should analysis look like today– as our considerations include the classroom and extend beyond it to a buffet of solutions such as mobile and social and MOOC and informal and formal learning. . Analysis basics. New Analysis.

Beginner’s Series: In-depth Training Needs Analysis at 3 Levels

CommLab India

An in-depth Training Needs Analysis (TNA) examines training needs on three levels, i.e. organizational, tasks, and individual. This analysis provides a way to design training programs that benefit both organizations and employees. Organizational analysis. Task analysis.

Task Analysis Worksheet for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

We often identify these processes with our clients by performing a task analysis … and we are making the worksheet we use available as a free download to help you get started on a task analysis of your own. About the Task Analysis Worksheet.

Analysis Elements to Introduce Gamification to an Organization

Kapp Notes

The other day I was asked this question about gamification analysis. I’m an ISD working primarily with military clients and I would like to know how you perform your analysis on a company that would like gamification. What process do you use to perform your analysis?

Coach’s Eye video analysis app comes to Windows 8.1

Visual Lounge

Over the past couple of years, TechSmith’s video app for capturing and analyzing athletic performance has been massively popular on iOS and Android. easily share your analysis as a video. The post Coach’s Eye video analysis app comes to Windows 8.1

7 Best Practices in Setting Up a Corporate University

Your Training Edge

The first best practice is consistent and constant assessment and analysis. There are many ways to assess needs, from finding out what’s going on that shouldn’t be going on and vice versa to doing job analysis.

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. Training clients can tend to do the same thing – they jump to the solution (“training”) without investigating the various other factors that might be impacting the expected performance.

Performance Based eLearning


If there is one thing that fails an eLearning course, it’s the capability to differentiate performance of its learners from pre-course to post-course. Measuring performance is an essential tool to determine if the eLearning course has been effective. Tips eLearning performance

Performance Support Basics: How to Help at the Moment of Need

Bottom-Line Performance

When to Provide Performance Support. This is where performance support comes into play. Performance support is a critical piece of a learning strategy, but only if it is used to support important, not frequently accessed knowledge and skills. Key Aspects of Performance Support.

Why the Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) has us all working on the wrong things


Just to qualify the title of this post, we (as L&D) might be working in the right direction as a result of our LNA but when individual performance and capability needs are aggregated into common and anticipated themes, and then packaged into courses, the actual needs are likely to be lost.

Identifying your Organizational Training Needs: 1

Your Training Edge

Although this is a very simple view of the needs you may encounter, it serves as a starting point for your overall needs analysis. For example, ff an identified or critical incident need appears, it may be because of gaps in job or task performance, which may point to training gaps.

5 Important Analysis Questions

eLearning Brothers

Often, due to shortened project timelines, the Analysis phase of the ADDIE process is cut short or skipped all together. It is during the Analysis phase that you uncover the information critical for the learner to be successful in their job. In Ethan Edwards webinar The 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask , he highlights these 5 questions: What do you expect learners to be able to DO after completing the course that they can’t do now?

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

When performance is critical, you really want to understand what the important elements are, whether to train them or provide support. A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA). While useful for system design, CTA is also valuable for designing performance support, and training. Still, a valuable tool in the quiver of supporting performance.

Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs


How can you, as a trainer, create quality practice activities for better training transfer to performance context? Guided-analysis activity is your answer. Guided-analysis activities move learners through the process of analyzing a complex situation.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

Allison Rossett

Embed more learning and performance professionals in the line and bring savvy line people closer to the learning enterprise through temporary assignments, advisory councils, data capture, and online networks and mentoring. Many learning executives are concerned about visibility.

How Sleep Affects Performance?—?And What Companies Can Do

CLO Magazine

Lack of sleep and fatigue contribute to both performance deficits and bottom-line costs for companies. A 2014 analysis of sleep by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 444,306 adults across the U.S. Lack of Sleep Decreases Your Performance.

Trending in Workplace Learning 2015….

Allison Rossett

Unlike curriculum delivered with a fire hose, individualized programs emerge from performance, assessments, self-assessments, and guidance provided by coaches, supervisors and competency maps. . Robert Mager and Peter Pipe, in the last century, and Marc Rosenberg and Steve Foreman, in this one, urge us to look at each request (better performance appraisals, safer equipment operation, introduction of a new software package) in order to c ustomize systems based on data.

What Will Training Really Fix?

Bottom-Line Performance

This is why analysis is so important. Or they may think they know the cause when other factors are also causing the performance gap. In other words, we look for a performance gap: the real star of the story. Look at internal and external factors that impact performance.

Driving Performance Improvement Through Short-form Video Training

ej4 eLearning

Performance, Business Results, and Short-form Videos. Research conducted over the past few years shows a link between the use of video and business performance results.

Why a Reflection Pause is Critical to Performance - Tip #142

Vignettes Learning

He emphasizes: The process detailed is surprising but can be viewed as a kind of error-analysis-based diagnostic. Failure to reflect may result in a lack of ability to fix, solve and improve the gaps in results and performance. The workplace has changed.

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Training Is Not “Predicament-based” & That’s a Predicament

Living in Learning

We don’t design solutions for predicaments…to be more precise…performance predicaments. Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Performance Assessments Performance Support Performer Support moments of need performance diagnostic performance gaps point of work Root cause analysisWe…L&D…are in a predicament because we don’t actively seek out predicaments.