Planning for training development

Training development takes a long time and can involve a lot of people. This is an area where most projects underestimate the amount of time and effort involved. At a high level, the standard training development process looks like this:

Planning for training development

This process looks deceptively simple. After all, it's only eight steps. How long can it take? I typically advise projects to use the following development-to-delivery ratios when planning how long it will take to develop a training course:

  • Fully interactive e-Learning: Plan on 200 hours of development time for each hour of finished training. Yes, that is five full weeks. I know that ...

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