Rapid Needs Analysis

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American Society for Training and Development, 2001 - Business & Economics - 115 pages
Avoid a time-consuming needs analysis process and learn how to quickly analyze a performance problem. You can use the dozens of tools, worksheets, and job aids included in this book to rapidly analyze a request for a performance solution and recommend the best method to meet your business needs. Case studies, which illustrate how companies have succeeded using the process described in the book, are included in every chapter.
 

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Contents

Validating the Identified Solution with Requester Sponsor and Stakeholders
67
Chapter Summary
69
Discussion Questions
70
Step 4 Determining Solution Specifications
71
Step 4 Activities
74
Communicating Purpose Roles and Responsibilities
76
Discussing Needs Analysis Findings
77
Finalizing and Validating the Specifications
80

Defining Specific Information
18
Chapter Summary
22
Step 2 Identifying the Current Situation
25
Determining the Data Collection Methods
26
Developing the Instruments to Gather the Information
32
Testing the Data Gathering Instruments
42
Identifying Gaps and Errors in the Information Collected
45
Collecting Additional Information If Needed
46
Chapter Summary
47
Step 3 Analyzing the Data
49
Choosing the Type of Analysis
50
Identifying Data Bias
55
Analyzing the Data
57
Interpreting the Results
58
Aligning Results with Business Drivers and Business Needs
61
Identifying the Performance Gap
64
Evaluating the Identified Solution
65
Identifying Resources
83
Identifying Risks Versus Benefits
85
Gaining Approval
88
Discussion Questions
89
Step 5 Gaining Commitment
91
Step 5 Activities
92
Chapter Summary
95
Step 6 Initiating Development of the Solution
97
Step 6 Activities
98
Creating a Development Project Plan
100
Transferring Responsibility for Solution Development
102
Chapter Summary
103
Index of Tables Worksheets Tools and Figures
105
Glossary
109
Recommended Resources
113
About the Authors
115
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