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Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide

By  Richard Sites, Angel Green

Leaving Addie for Sam Field Guide

Make your foray into successive approximations successful and as easy as possible.

In the 2012 bestseller, Leaving ADDIE for SAM, learning professionals were introduced to the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) and the Savvy Start—the key to a successful project kick-off. Together, these concepts incorporate contemporary Agile processes that simplify design and development, yielding more energetic and effective learning experiences. This companion Field Guide provides the job aids, tools, and templates you need to put the SAM methodology in motion and take your ISD practice to new heights. Complete with a foreword by Michael Allen, this book is an essential resource to create better, faster training products and “move the needle” on current training efforts.

In this book, you will:

•   Apply the principles and concepts behind Leaving ADDIE for SAM.

•   Update your training products with these contemporary, Agile design processes.

•   Use the job aids, tools, and templates provided to work on actual projects.

Implementing SAM is a very difficult task if you try to take it all on at once. Sites reveals a better way. 


What needs to change about training design? Green explains.   

Put this field guide into action by attending the Leaving ADDIE for SAM MegaWorkshop!


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Richard Sites
Vice President, Training and Marketing, Allen Interactions 

Richard H. Sites is the vice president of training and marketing at Allen Interactions, where he leads the strategic vision of Allen Interactions’s custom development learning services, training and outreach, and authoring system, ZebraZapps. He also oversees the awareness of the company’s advanced design and development approaches created by Michael Allen: CCAF-based design and the SAM process for iterative, collaborative development. Richard has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering learning solutions to support improved workplace performance for many Fortune 500 companies in both academia and private industry. He has held the positions of vice president, client services and studio executive for Allen Interactions’s Tampa studio.

Richard travels the country speaking to groups and organizations on the value of SAM, the importance and power of engaging, performance-changing learning experiences, and other topics related to the design and development of high-quality training. He is the co-author of ATD’s bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM and the Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide. Richard holds a doctorate of education from the University of West Florida along with a master of education and a bachelor of business administration. He is also a frequent blogger on the Allen Interactions E-Learning Leadership blog.  

Angel Green

Angel Green is director of talent and learning for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, where she is responsible for driving business results through innovative solutions in organizational design, talent selection, and learning programs. For more than 15 years, Angel has led strategic learning and performance initiatives designed to improve key indicators for her clients at Allen Interactions, IBM, AchieveGlobal, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her learning programs, solutions, and departments have won more than 50 industry awards, including Brandon Hall, Training magazine, American Business Awards, Omni, and Davey. She holds both MS and BS degrees from Florida State University. An accomplished speaker, Angel has participated in industry thought leadership through her many webinars, conference presentations, training sessions, and blog posts. She is past president of a Toastmasters International chapter and is co-author of the Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781562869151

Pages: 120

Pub Date: May 2014

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 111411

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