Archive for Design

Gamification Challenges and Solutions at ATD Golden Gate, Tuesday, 21 Feb

Join us Tuesday evening, 21 Feb, 5:30p, to learn tips and techniques for building better learning games. Joe Halpin and Terry Teplitz of Peregrine Performance Group discuss gamification challenges and solutions, and share recent examples of their work at this month’s ATD Golden Gate (North Bay) gathering of L&D professionals. Mark your calendar today and […]

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Posted in: Consulting, Design, Performance, Tools, Training, Uncategorized

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Behind-the-Scenes at Russ’ TED-style Talk, I4PL Toronto 2016

At Peregrine, as instructional systems designers, we encourage our clients to go beyond traditional ‘smile’ sheets and evaluate actual on-the-job performance—the performance of their employees and customers, but also the performance of their training teams and departments. I think this is, actually I know it is, often difficult for them. It’s risky. Sometimes I think participating in a good, solid feedback loop is scarier than a flying hatchet, but it’s also one of the shortest routes to better performance.






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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Delivery, Development, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Rapid Instructional Design, Speaking, Systems Thinking, Training

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Trends in eLearning for 2016

We’ve long been fans of job-aids. Recall Joe Harless’ famous line, “Inside every fat course there’s a thin job-aid crying to get out.” While eLearning courses are certainly not going away, we’re seeing growing interest in the design and development of just-in-time resources (i.e., performance support tools).






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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Design, eLearning, Four-Door Model, Learning Organizations, mLearning, Mobile, Research, Tools, Training

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Kudos from Clients — This Week at PPG

Some nice kudos in this week, including these from SAP and GoDaddy: “Peregrine does amazing instructional design work! I expect to see significant increases in employee engagement…. I highly recommend them!” —Barbara Jamelli-Sefchik (Global Head, Career Development, SAP) “I hired PPG to help us develop customer and instructor training materials…. We rolled out training based on […]

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Posted in: Consulting, Design, Performance

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Which User Experience Research Method Do I Use for My e-Learning Design?

I tend to think of designing e-learning solutions as creating these little-worlds or environments in which users can carry out activities. I’m not a software programmer or web designer, but I imagine the e-learning design experience has things in common with software design, including creating the best user experience for the task at hand. Now I […]

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Posted in: Creativity, Design, eLearning, Research, Tools

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Lots Going On Across the Industries — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we’re in the middle of an exciting new needs analysis project for Sungevity, the solar company. We’re helping them determine training and performance support needs for their growing workforce.






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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Design, Performance Support, Testing

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Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we’re putting the final touches on a report for SAP that summarizes the results of close to 100 interviews with SAP new hires, managers and onboarding program stakeholders. The interviews focused on capturing the current state of SAP’s generic onboarding program and making recommendations for improvements. One of the most valuable […]

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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Design, Evaluation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance, Performance Support, Research, Uncategorized

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Five Creative Ways to Implement An Idea

“Whether simply proposing a new idea or preparing to implement one, you must expect to encounter obstacles. This is especially true for radical ideas. New ideas are often met with resistance. Don’t be surprised by this. Call on your inner warrior to help you prepare for a world with its defenses up.”






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Posted in: Consulting, Creativity, Design, Implementation, Innovation, Manager Tips, Performance, Tools, Training

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