|Further enhancements are attained by forecasting and comparing the costs of viable delivery options; uncovering cost drivers; improving resource allocation; and identifying/mitigating bottlenecks.|
ADVISOR simplifies data collection from Subject Matter Experts through custom built Excel worksheets. Collaboration is facilitated by storing all data in a centralized database that can be accessed by the team anytime and from anywhere with only a browser. Changes made by each team member are automatically tracked.
|Configuration management and dozens of reports can be created in a single click. Moreover, ADVISOR preserves training integrity by quickly identifying jobs, tasks, courses, activities, lessons and objectives that can be impacted by a change to a mission, system, policy or guide.|
ADVISOR is web based, can be installed on a local Server or annually licensed (cloud option). It consists of 6 modules that can be used separately or in combination to meet various needs, and customized in line with requirements. Read brochure.
|Simplify & Speed Training Needs Analysis|
|Speed Data Collection||Speed Data Analysis|
|Collect data from Subject Matter Experts offline through custom-built Excel spreadsheets and upload to ADVISOR in a single click. Exchange data with other systems through xml.||Identify and Prioritize Training Requirements of each Task based Difficulty, Importance and Frequency (DIF); and present reasoning behind recommendations.|
Minimize the number of media analyses to be performed without compromising integrity, by grouping Learning Objectives with similar characteristics based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and analyzing as a single entity.
Media Analysis: Quickly identify viable delivery options for each Learning Objective by mapping instructional requirements to the capability of each media. Reasons for eliminating or reducing rating of a delivery option are automatically presented.
Cost Analysis: Store common measures such as hourly rates of developers, instructors and support staff; per diem and travel costs; start-up and operating costs of equipment, simulators, facilities, etc., in Templates to quickly forecast and compare budget, personnel and resources requirements of viable delivery options over training program life cycle.
Performance Analysis: Quickly zero in on the root cause of a performance deficiency by considering crew and supervisors’ feedback, tools, policies and work environment to identify viable solutions (including training, job aids, policies, tools, etc.) that can yield the desired level of productivity.
|Facilitate Data Sharing, Reusability & Management|
|Store all data in a centralized database accessible anytime and from anywhere by all team members with only a Browser.|
Track changes made by each team member and preserve multiple versions of each analysis.
Simplify data manipulation through a drag and drop like interface that preserves existing links.
Minimize duplication by storing Tasks, Knowledge and Skills in easy to access searchable repositories.
Facilitate the reusability of Systems, Jobs, Tasks, Objectives and so forth through Search functions to quickly locate and copy desired elements.
Facilitate the merging of similar records (Learning Objectives, for example) while preserving links.
Generate audit trail with one click to track where each requirement has been addressed and gaps.
|Preserve Training Integrity||Speed Report Generation|
|Quickly identify Jobs, Tasks, Courses, Activities, Lessons and Objectives that could be impacted by a change to mission, system, reference or policy.||Generate over eighty (80) types of reports including Master Task List, Master Training Task List, Media and Objective Report, Cost and Resource Analysis report, Training Plans, etc., to support corporate, government and various military organizations.|
|Facilitate Budget / Personnel / Resource Management|
|Forecast training budget, personnel and resource requirements for multiple courses/activities for any time period in minutes. |
Drive Training Effectiveness & Efficiency
|Minimize Training Duplication||Reveal Training Creep|
|Map training courses/activities to operational requirements to identify and highlight courses/ activities that address the same requirement. In other words, duplicate training activities.||Map training courses/activities to operational requirements to identify and highlight courses/ activities that do not address an operational requirement. In other words, training activities that are no longer relevant.|
|Identify Training Gaps||Uncover Cost Drivers|
|Map training courses/activities to operational requirements to identify operational requirements that are not being addressed. In other words, training gaps.||Forecast budget, personnel and resource requirements over training program life cycle to uncover cost drivers. In other words, where budget, personnel and resources are allocated.|
|Generate Project Plans||Leverage Training Technology|
|Minimize delays and cost overruns by producing solid project plans, tracking progress in real-time, anticipating problems and pinpointing corrective measures.||Quickly forecast and compare the costs of viable delivery options to identify optimal solution; and conduct what if scenarios in minutes to assess the impact of blended delivery, build versus buy, use of internal versus external personnel, and so forth.|
|Improve Resource Allocation||Improve Performance|
|Track personnel/resources utilization rates over any time period to identify excess capabilities and bottlenecks.||Maximize training impact by uncovering the root cause of a performance deficiency and focusing resources on the most critical initiatives.|
ADVISOR Enterprise supports all browsers, including Internet Explore, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. No plug-ins are required. ADVISOR Enterprise can also be installed on a local server. See more.
Your use of ADVISOR Enterprise and associated services (herein referred to as ADVISOR Services) are conditioned upon your compliance and acceptance of the following terms.
|UK Ministry of Defence. Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822.|
"ADVISOR is endorsed as the best-practice solution for a pan Defence DST, to assist the service commands in analysing the composition of their courses and to contribute to business decisions on the relative balance between centralised and distributed training."
|Canadian Forces Individual Training and Education System (CFITES).|
"ADVISOR is a decision support tool. ADVISOR can be used to determine the most effective and efficient media for a given situation."
|Bruce Clark. Associate Dean Faculty of Education. University of Calgary.|
"The challenge was finding a way to naturally lead students over the terrain of instructional development; the solution was ADVISOR".
|Professor Ronald Tarr. Institute of Simulation & Training. University of Central Florida.
"ADVISOR will provide instructional designers with the knowledge and skills needed to help them overcome the challenge of communicating with engineers". Read more.
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