The Instructional Strategy Plan
The Instructional Strategy Plan helps to clarify other aspects of the course to bring balance to the mode of instructional delivery (case studies, demonstrations, etc), the learning styles addressed, the time involved for both the instructor and for the students, and finally the resources that might be needed for instructor and students.
Drafting and revising this Strategy Plan helped me to see that I would be spending more time than I thought on various aspects of the development and the assessments. For time management, it's critical that faculty understand the time commitment needed for developing a strong course.
Analysis and Improvement
Once a course has finally entered the build stage, it helps to take a step back and perform some self-assessment to not only clarify areas of improvement, but to consider what kind of time frame is needed for those improvements. Some are short term corrections and others can only happen over the long term.
Drafting the Analysis and Improvement document and revising it allowed me to see that although I was highly focused on what was wrong with the course, overall it may be in better shape than I imagined.