Just finished a review of an ASTD Press pre-publication copy of the "Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide" scheduled for release in May 2014!
Written by Richard Sites and Angel Green, both instructional learning strategists extraordinaire (and long-time seasoned SAM implementers) , the Field Guide follows Michael Allen's 20+ years approach for developing real-world learning solutions that drive business results.
The Field Guide contains oodles of checklists, exercises, and performance support tools for getting started with kick-off meetings and a Savvy Start, so you can socialize SAM with your stakeholders, and get into the iterations of an adaptable and flexible instructional design process focused on outcomes.
Here's the endorsement I wrote for the "Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide":
"Translating training into meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning can seem like a daunting task, but in this time of high performance under circumstances of fast paced, accelerated change, leveraging real learning is no longer a luxury - it's mission critical to organizational success. This field guide, organized and written by two seasoned professionals with direct experience implementing this approach at client sites in varying countries & industries, provides training pros with the specific step-by-step tools they need to get out of the overwhelm and take the leap of faith into delivering learning outcomes and business results. No more excuses! Time to leave the "test & tells" by the wayside and take up these tools for learning transformation!"
- Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP (CEO & Founder, Owl's Ledge LLC)
If you're interested, the Field Guide won't be out until May, but I highly recommend picking up a copy of "Leaving ADDIE for SAM" first so you have the details of the Succession Approximation Model (SAM) which sets the stage for then leveraging the tools presented in the Field Guide.
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