Discover Your Way to Success-Part 2
Chapter 10-Part 2
Implement a Plan--To Learn More
simple, cheap, quick ways before you implement the BL model
Tests simply validate or invalidate the most important assumptions first.
(See pg. 274 Fig. 10.2 Prioritizing Assumptions and Risks)
Good idea to look at research by checking with other schools or making a prototype.
Ex: Pilot a program in summer school.
(See pg. 275 Exhibit 10.2 Test Creatively)
Create Checkpoints before Lauch
Before 1st checkpoint-Research other BL Models
Before 2nd checkpoint-Analyze software and materials
Include working prototypes or pilots of BL Model
Launch the model
Continue establishing checkpoints for continuous improvement to see what the team has learned and make adjustments
Checkpoints are opportunities to decide to more forward.
Execute tests before whole plan is implemented to avoid expense and failure.
Should we go forward, change, or shelve the plan?
If assumptions are wrong (probably) you have few options.
Assumption-unrealistic? Then shelve it before more time and money has been invested.