To complete the IS Process Analysis and validate the Cross-Functional IS Process Map.
It will take approximately 3 days to complete each key activity in this sub-process and a total elapsed time of approximately 3 weeks to complete this sub-process and the next two (Sub-Process G-SHOULD Concept Developed and Sub-Process H-IS Findings Reviewed).
In this sub-process you will review the Cross-Functional IS Process Map in detail with the Design Team. The map and associated performance data will be validated along with impact to the Human Performance System. All Disconnects will be categorized, validated and prioritized.
In the next sub-process, SHOULD Concept Developed, the team will be ready to begin thinking beyond IS. They will proceed to develop SHOULD Design Specifications and create "Could-Be" Designs that will be presented to the Steering Team as part of their IS Phase Findings Review Session. To combine the IS Process Validation Session and the SHOULD Concept Sessions into one three-day session, see the tips following the step table.
IS Process Validation Session Planned
Session logistics, agenda and content planned
Design Team invited to session
IS Process Validation Session Conducted
Design Team Charter developed
Cross-Functional IS Process Map validated
IS Performance Data validated
Impacts to the Human Performance System identified
Disconnects categorized, validated, and prioritized
The Design Team sessions conducted in this sub-process and in Sub-Process G-SHOULD Concept Developed can be combined into one three-day session. If you choose this option, do the following:
- Distribute the combined memo: IS Validation and SHOULD Concept Session Memo in Step 14, Task 1-Develop and Distribute Session Memo.
- Use the IS Validation and SHOULD Concept Session Agenda when planning for and conducting the combined session.
- Combine Step 14, Task 2-Prepare for IS Process Validation Session and Step 16, Task 2-Prepare for SHOULD Concept Session when preparing for the combined session.
- Combine Step 15, Task 1-Conduct IS Process Validation Session Orientation and Step 17, Task 1-Conduct SHOULD Concept Session Orientation when orienting team members to the combined session.
- This is a good opportunity to engage the team in a teambuilding exercise to reinforce their roles and responsibilities as agents of change. Even though your schedule might be tight, consider incorporating an activity that will help the team develop key skills they'll need to employ moving forward such as leadership, communication skills, creativity and innovation.
- Consider planning some time into the agenda to allow the team to engage in activities and events that continue to strengthen and develop their interpersonal and leadership skills as a team.