How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system. One of the reasons organizations adopt an LCMS is to increase efficiency by streamlining processes, which often requires reimagining — and even removing — some of the existing processes.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards? If their environment doesnt adapt, they adopt their environment: slash and burn them into a subsidiary, a third, fourth or fifth leg. Employees arent used to adopting. Business or Pleasure? -


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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used. I’ve found his 5 Factors most useful not near the completion of a program of work, but from the very start to consider onboarding and adoption just as much as a part of the experience as everyday use.

Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches. I’ve designated this as ‘industrialised’ given IDEO’s latest approach to training and certification. The post Thinking about design ‘thinking’ appeared first on Cognitive Edge. We started a journey on this at the same location last year and we are currently shifting into a formal method with associated tools and training.

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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy? I had in mind the approach taken by an organization to their learning design. What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? design strategy

Instructional Design Orthodoxy


I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. However, in just in the past year, we’ve finally seen a shift driven, I believe, by the adoption of tablet devices like the iPad and now the Kindle fire.

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design Thinking is the featured topic in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review with four articles on the subject. “It’s The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. IDEO , a firm best known for pioneering this expanded view of design, traces its roots back to 1978. The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been pushing the boundaries of industrial design.

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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

I sat down with Jeff to pick his brain on putting the ‘service design’ in software-as-a-service. One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products. Leading-edge companies are leveraging design thinking to translate technological advances into compelling customer experiences in order to seize market share from more traditional competitors.

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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences? The easy thing for an instructional designer to do is to rely on simple instinct and maintain the status quo. Being static means being stale, and for instructional designers, stale content is the fastest road to irrelevancy. This has really been impacting how we''re designing things.".

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

how not to adopt an lcms


Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking. With four articles on the subject, HBR ’s overriding message is that design is no longer just for physical products, being increasingly applied to customer experiences, innovation, business strategy, and complex problem solving. . Last week I discussed this expanded view of design thinking based on one of the articles, - Design Thinking Comes of Age.

Designing future organizations based on ethical foundations for AI

Trends in the Living Networks

We must start by thinking through the ethical issues and potential implications of AI, and from that designing the future organizations that will in turn shape all of society and the role of humans in creating value. That requires designing organizations very different than they are today.

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

The toolkit was designed through a collaboration between a European agency ( STBY ) and an Indian agency ( Quicksand ), it was commissioned by Nesta and the Rockefeller Foundation , who together saw a gap in the support for innovation provided to the development community. How could they present easy-to-use worksheets but avoid an overtly ‘design & innovation’ identity? They responded to the design challenge by making the toolkit as practical as possible.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. I was particularly intrigued by The burdens of the past , a report which focuses on the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. . This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

The Emerging Design Orthodoxy

Adaptive Path

I finally got around to watching IDEO CEO Tim Brown’s TED Talk “urging designers to think big&#. Or is its adoption a sign of an emerging complacency? Tags: Uncategorized design It’s a noble talk, but as I was watching it, I realized something bugged me.

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Webinar Design / Training

Clark Quinn

In the post - Webinar Software - Adoption Advice - one of the comments I made was: If you've done webinars, you know that they are different to design and deliver successfully than other kinds of presentations and training. And likely he's actually asking about information on differences in design between different types of online meetings (webinars, online presentations, online workshops, online classrooms). And then design specifics for these.

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. Bob Sutton.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

How many years have you been designing educational games? Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Using a design framework of Analysis, Specification, Implementation, and Evaluation: Analysis. For any educational task, you have to start by looking at what your design objective is: you need to document what folks should be able to do that they can’t do now. Game design is a team sport. design games

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. My experience is that your standard academic simply won't touch this stuff (learning design). We won't find any faculty willing to adopt these tools.

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Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

It also has an impact on Learning Design and Learning Organizations … more on this below. Implications for Learning Design If we know that people are likely to consume information in this way, what does it mean for Learning Design. Part of this is helping them to learn skills and adopt practices to make them more effective in self-serving their knowledge work and learning.

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership?

Webinar Design / Training

Tony Karrer

In the post - Webinar Software - Adoption Advice - one of the comments I made was: If you've done webinars, you know that they are different to design and deliver successfully than other kinds of presentations and training. And likely he's actually asking about information on differences in design between different types of online meetings (webinars, online presentations, online workshops, online classrooms). And then design specifics for these.

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Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice. Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact. This is exactly why the practices of Design Thinking and Systems Theory has enjoyed such welcome from the social sector. Design Thinking moves fast, and relies on “failure” to learn and iterate.

The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design (by Jared Spool)

Adaptive Path

The 3 Qs for Great Experience Design. Using these three variables, we’ve created corresponding questions to help us quickly rate a team’s experience design prowess. Notice that the story doesn’t describe the specifics of the design or the system — that’s not important. In our research, the average team member works on an experience design project for twenty-four months. Jared Spool.

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working? I was thrilled to work with the Brainerd Foundation staff to help design and facilitate a design lab using techniques based on Luma Institute methods earlier this month.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

Online Community Building: ‘ Why should we invest in designing, creating, cultivating and nurturing an online community building programme to help accelerate the adaptation rates around our Enterprise Social Networking platform? Enterprise Social Networking Adoption & Adaption plans: ‘ Once we purchase our very first Enterprise Social Networking platform, how do we get started to sustain our adaptation efforts, change plans and activities beyond the One Year Club milestone?

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Asserting this does not make an opponent of intellectual design a loser, merely untactful in stating the truth. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world. This is reflected not just in studies and articles, but in the growing number of design consulting firms like IDEO , as well as of design centers in universities, such as MIT's Media Lab and the in Stanford. This is where we enter the world of design. .

Mobile Literacy: An Integral Research Approach - Using Respect & Instinct to Reach the Heart of Mobile Design Issues

Adaptive Path

I’d like to share how we conducted our research and hopefully encourage more designers to bring this unfiltered reality into our world. Like a lot of other designers, I had a hunch, based on my previous visits to rural areas, that mobile phones are not meeting the needs of the people in rural areas. Social Design. We adopted their language to explain that we value them and their obstacles; both sides are “participants” in the research.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource.

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Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

They closely parallel the advice Internet Time Alliance gives to companies adopting an Enterprise Learning approach: Converting traditional analog processes to digital processes. Adopting a policy of free information access and communication. Convergence Design Workscaping Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.”

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NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. The resulting curriculum which will live on this wiki and will also cover important organizational adoption issues, strategy, ROI analysis, as well as the tools.

The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the current state of cloud computing? “The need for superior speed and agility continues to push companies toward cloud adoption,” said a recent McKinsey article, Debunking seven common myths about cloud.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. " The Top 10 Free Educational Video Games (John Rice) Game programming tools (Tony Forster ) 21 days of Wiki Adoption (Stewart Mader) Wikis at Work: Benefits and Practices by Jeanne C. " 99 Sites ALL Designers Must Know About Web Game Builder : " your best resource on the Internet for learning how to create your ownonline games.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

Here’s four hallmarks of such an inefficient and ineffective experience: Low conversion and low adoption — People who enter a conversion funnel simply can’t make it through. Experience Design Service Design From shopping for your first home to seeing a doctor, the experience matters. But often we completely fail to grasp the degree to which it matters. Take the simple example of a greeting card.

What you learn not as important as how you learn!

Clark Quinn

Learners, to adopt their own pedagogy, need to see a pedagogy. The courses that are designed in the above two cases will, of necessity, change. design meta-learningI’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You

‘Form’ing learning

Clark Quinn

Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. This is the type of thinking that organizations from K12 through higher ed and workplace learning (whether corporate, not-for-profit, or government) need to adopt if they’re going to move to learning experiences that actually develop meaningful new abilities. design

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Tackling the tough stuff

Clark Quinn

So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on the design, and not the practical implementations. So, I talk about design based on knowing how we think, work, and learn. Similarly, we distribute our thinking across the world: our tools and representations assist us, and yet we don’t focus enough effort on ensuing that those are effectively designed. We learn through designed action and guided reflection, not information dump and knowledge test.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


We’ve adopted a philosophy of hiring the talent where it is, promote hard work and high quality of life, and have cultivated a virtual culture of global collaboration and communication. Moving forward with new content development, organizations will have to adopt content strategies that support personalization. Content Development Industry Talk Instructional Design L&D

Inspiring good work

Clark Quinn

Tom was presenting the case for educational design research (aka design-based research). By analogy to Atul Gawande’s work , and an example about the rapid uptake of anesthesia and slow uptake of antiseptics, Tom made the case how adoptions of innovations depend on factors of relevance to audiences, ease of use by practitioners, and time-frames of results. design strategy

Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By 2023, 75% of the global 2000 (G2000) companies will support a workforce that is hybrid by design, enabling them to work together in real time with their preferred device whether local, remote, in the field, or switching between locations.