The first phase in the Performance Learning Management solution is iStrategize. The goal of this first phase is to analyze the L&D organization’s budget, objectives, and priorities and then align those to the future goals of the business units that consumes the training. Using this information, we help create a performance learning plan that follows the 70-20-10 rule and support a blend of learning interventions. As a final step in this process, Performance Learning Blueprints (PLBs) are created to ensure content creation coincides with the defined learning strategy.
This four step process includes:
1. Business Strategy Discovery—The iStrategize team performs a one-time review of existing business strategy for the upcoming year, as it relates to learning requirements. The strategy addresses goals, priorities, focus areas and budget projections.
2. Developing and Documenting Learning Strategy—Mapping identified business objectives within specific business units to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to be developed. Understanding that many organizations have several opportunities for employee growth, budget projections play a key role in identifying areas that will result in the highest return on investment (ROI).
3. Annual Performance Learning Plan—Working with the Learning Executive Steering Committee (combination of L&D and business executives) and individual business units to document the specific learning programs to be developed (iDevelop) and delivered (iDeliver). Equally important, the Annual Performance Learning Plan defines the strategic learning objectives and the associated learning budget.
4. Performance Learning Blueprints (PLBs)—Once the learning programs have been outlined in the Annual Performance Plan, these are translated into detailed course requirements with the help of subject matter experts for the business units and the project stakeholder. Aside from content requirements, we work with these teams to define a process for approving interim and final sign-off of learning content.