The SAM Model, the Successive Approximations Model, is an agile e-learning development process built specifically to create Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational learning experiences that drive measurable gains and performance. Created by our founder and CEO, Dr. Michael Allen, this means, among other things, that we quickly produce functioning custom learning solutions that can be tested for strengths and weaknesses. Then we iteratively improve until your target measures of performance and success are reached.
Because our passion is resolving performance problems from fuzzy to clearly defined and understood, we focus on your learner’s journey, experiences, engagement, and motivation over the more commonplace presentation of information and post-tests. Every project requires agility and flexibility by the project team. SAM provides the options, strategies, and tools for these teams to be successful. SAM is just one method we use to bring you (and selfishly us!) pure delight that reinforces our mission and vision.
The SAM Model starts with the Preparation Phase—where background information is gathered, such as what style of training works best for the organization, who needs to acquire which skills, and what are the constraints and opportunities. This is intended to be a very quick phase, as all design proposals will be double-checked as the process moves forward.
SAM, the Successive Approximations Model, is an iterative process model and a different approach to the development of instructional design products. It addresses the performance need through iterations, repeated small steps, rather than with perfectly executed giant steps. SAM addresses project roadblocks (product quality, meeting timelines and budgets, and managing SMEs). Most importantly, SAM is an agile rapid e-learning design and development process built specifically to create performance-driven learning.
In the Savvy Start, we saw rapid prototypes evolve in front of our eyes.
We witnessed months of what would've been wasted time and resources with ADDIE melt away — and instead felt an incredible ROI developing in this short, intense amount of time together.
Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational learning experiences–combined with digital engineering expertise–allow us to help forward-thinking brands pinpoint and conquer people performance and technology barriers to reach their full potential.
— Dr. Michael Allen, Founder & CEO