Why do a needs analysis?
The ADDIE analysis phase is a major part of the quality assurance process. It defines the project’s needs and how to measure its success. If you skip the analysis phase, you can easily introduce mistaken assumptions into the project.
- Wrong focus—the course content may not address the company’s business needs
- Too easy or too hard—the course could bore or frustrate the learners
- Incomplete, redundant, or inaccurate content—the course might not teach the correct material
If you rush to development, you may not catch those errors until you launch the course. At that point, it can be very costly to fix or redesign the course. In essence, the training needs analysis is time well-spent.
What is involved in a training needs analysis?
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