It’s framed a lot of ways from Agile to ADDIE. Solid growth happens best with clear goals and five initiatives: Research, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate. Since life is never as tidy as we’d like, a constant willingness to revise is great to have in your tool belt.
Goals, identities, and analytics are just a few of the answers needed in an initial conversation about growth.
The first step when starting a new project is to learn as much as possible about what’s been done and what gaps need to be filled.
Armed with information, I work with a team to build upon strengths, identify gaps, and design opportunities.
Teamwork is the best because it maximizes the output of the end result with everyone’s strengths.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
It’s amazing how every growth system includes similar elements. ADDIE calls this exciting time full of checklists and task assignments “Development.”
What’s your take on this rhythm of growth?
PUT IT INTO EFFECT
Implementation is like the gift we give our customers. Will they like it? We sure hope so! We’ve calculated it all, so we’re counting on it.
Of course there will be questions to be answered and a couple hiccups along the way, but in the end it’s amazing to see what we’ve accomplished.
Call me old-fashioned, but I love a good ol’ SWOT evaluation. Identifying strengths builds team morale and establishes a foundation on which to build the next phase of growth. Identifying gaps helps refine processes and take us where we need to go next. The rhythm of growth is eternal.