5.2. Shaving Time Off the Front End

A mantra in corporations and government today is the exhortation to reduce cycle time and increase speed to market. Whatever it is that is being done, operations managers are pressed to seek ways to shave time off the process. Why should learning and performance professionals be any different? The same concern for speed that is expected in design, manufacturing, and order fulfillment is reasonable to demand of training and development too. This chapter presents eight strategies for speeding up the planning process. We seek to avoid analysis-paralysis.

5.2.1. 1. Clarify the Effort

The number one strategy for saving time is to know what you are doing. This idea harkens back to time-tested wisdom from Robert ...

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