Needs Analysis

This analytical technique asks questions to determine and address the needs of learners. A needs analysis will be your base to determine priorities, identify user goals and set learning objectives to lead to desired results.

Needs analysis has an instrumental role in the design and development of courses. This analytical technique asks questions to determine and address the needs of learners. A needs analysis will be your base to determine priorities, identify user goals and set learning objectives to lead to desired results.

As soon as the goals have been identified and analysed, the next step is to compare actual vs ideal business performance. This association will lay the foundation to boost the business’ growth and development.

 


Here are some key questions to get you started. This list is not exhaustive and we recommend you adapt for your unique training plan.

Measuring success... 

  • What are the business outcomes of your training? 

  • What metrics or KPIs will you be looking at? 

     

Your learners... 

  • What teams are you targetting? Does the training differ?

  • Where and how will they access the training?

  • What is their demographic?

  • What are the benefits to learners of the training? 

  • What will incentivise them?

  • What challenges, if any, do you anticipate?

Your training plan…

  • How many topics will you be delivering?

  • When and how often do you expect learners to access training?

  • Will it be mandatory?

  • Do you have any existing training materials? 

  • Who will be creating content? And what do you envision this to look like? I.e. Video