Using PIEs 1 with Pizazz

For the moment, the Pizazz only works with the PIEs 2.0 formulation of a PIE.

This is at least in part because PIEs 2.0 was designed explicitly with the intention for a more evidence-based assessment approach in mind.   In theory it should be possible to produce a version of the Pizazz that works with the older, ‘classic’ account of a PIE. But in practice, that older version does not work so well as a framework for evidence; and it is also more restricted in its range.

Nevertheless, all past training or development work undertaken using the older model will find a place in the 2.0 framework. The same issues and concepts are all included within PIEs 2; but you should find that some of the things that had seemed awkward or confusing in PIEs 1 are more clearly laid out in the new model.


Coming next: the PIE Abacus
The pen-and-paper version of the Pizazz is best suited to small and local services or organisations, and/or to those still fairly new to the PIE approach, or those not familiar yet with PIEs 2.0.

Still in the last stages of development, we will soon be in a position to release the on-line version, the PIE Abacus. This is designed to meet the needs of larger services and systems, needing an overview of multiple services; and it has some powerful analytical features.

One of the advantages of the PIE Abacus is its relative flexibility. It will even be possible to create adapted versions of the PIE Abacus to work, initially, with PIEs 1.  PIEs 2 will still be there, in the background, to be brought into play when ready.

Further reading or viewing

NB: This section is not yet fully developed.


Creative Commons licence terms HERE

How come its free? (PIElink page) HERE 

PIEs 2.0 - the development process (PIElink page) HERE