Re: IMI methodolgy

Subject: Re: IMI methodolgy
From: Pat Gantt <pagantt -at- POSTOFFICE -dot- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 08:53:58 -0500

Hey Dan et. Twirlers...

> >I was taught Information Mapping when I worked for a company nearly ten
> >years ago. The company took the basics of IMI and revised it somewhat to
> >fit their corporate policies.

Actually a course I took you know the answer a question
with a question prof. has a neat chapter in the book
he contributed to on this.

There are educational as well as industry-based mapping.

Take Gantt (distant cuzzin' henry) Charts. Not really a
mind map or info. map but sorta'.

> >Later....I was told by the company that they had
> >approached IMI once and were told that if IMI principles were followed in a
> >document (like block lines, chunking, the 7+/-2 rules, etc.) that they
> >would have to pay a royalty back to IMI.

Naw... simply call it a generic mind mapping,
process mapping etc. etc. etc.

For instance ol' Gloria Geary (hope I sp? it right)
on EPSS. She sorta' coined this term. But others use
it in a more generic sense.

Electronic Performance Support Systems.

So what the heck is that silly buzz you say...

Tech. Writing and other informational employee
training materials on-line. The Mager idea...
just-in-time, just-enough, on-demand.

If anyone *ever* bumps into Mager or takes his
workshop (expensive make your company pay) tell
him he owes me a quid pro quo free workshop ;-)

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