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Confusing the P’s of learning products

I threatened a couple of weeks ago to return to the theme of product management in learning. Specifically, to return to the problematic relationship learning teams can have with product management. Frequently, that problem is absence. There is no actual product to manage or there is no product management in place to create the most … Continue reading Confusing the P’s of learning products

10L: Ross Garner

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Ross: Ross is Head of Learning Experience at Emerald Works, leading the team who create custom learning content for our clients. He also hosts The Good Practice Podcast. So, what do you do dear?  Describe your work to an elderly relative. I used … Continue reading 10L: Ross Garner

Good digital products are not (only) due to technology

For a variety of reasons the theme of product management is on my mind these days. A range of conversations and threads of work have drawn me to it and held me there. In my experience product management is poorly understood in the learning world. There is a strong tendency to equate products with systems. … Continue reading Good digital products are not (only) due to technology

Welcome to the top table, L&D?

I reckon that I have been in the L&D game for about ten years now. In that time, the industry has consistently bemoaned its absence from the top table of organisations. The imperative to bring the people development agenda into the strategic realm of senior decision makers is a constant refrain and a constantly unmet … Continue reading Welcome to the top table, L&D?

In praise of digital rabbit holes

Since the first week of January, I have been wandering, falling and jumping head first into electric guitar rabbit holes. It started with the gift of a self-assembly stratocaster guitar kit. That took me into a “how the hell do I do this without making a clumsy mess of it” rabbit hole. From that first … Continue reading In praise of digital rabbit holes

10L: John Helmer

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About John: John Helmer FLPI is a communications expert specialising in digital industries and emerging technologies, particularly in the fields of learning and education. His career includes many years working with and for organisations including Lumesse, Capita, Epic, LINE, Semantico, Towards Maturity, Ufi/learndirect, Kineo, … Continue reading 10L: John Helmer

The nudge as workplace conversation

The nudge has become a part of the business lexicon over the last the years or so. To be clear, this is not good in itself. The business lexicon houses some of the most profound abuses of language we have seen. (Reach out to this list for a comprehensive treatment). I believe nudging should be … Continue reading The nudge as workplace conversation

10L: Guy Wallace

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Guy: Guy Wallace is a Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect and has been designing and developing Instruction/ Training/ Learning and Performance Support content for Enterprise Learning and business-critical target audiences since 1979. In 2010 he was the recipient of ISPI’s Highest Award, approved … Continue reading 10L: Guy Wallace

Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.

I wonder whether we think about writing enough when we think about design. I am not a dedicated student of design, but I am not aware of a great deal of commentary and guidance on the topic for those who are. (Corrective advice is very welcome regarding this assumption).  Design conversations and efforts have a … Continue reading Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.