Probably about a year ago, someone directed me to have a look at Cathy Moore's "Action Mapping" concept, and it was like a huge lightbulb turned on over my head!
I immediately wanted to re-design everything I'd ever developed as an instructional designer & make sure that I followed this plan - of course, that wasn't feasible - but I was able to implement it in my next project. That project has been done for a while now, and I'm now working on other things, but I thought I might share our process with you while it's still at least somewhat fresh in my mind (since I'm still trying to do it in all my projects!).
Cathy Moore's "Action Mapping"