Have you ever found yourself hip deep in the middle of a project, covered over with task lists, facing a deadline and you suddenly asked yourself, “Why are we doing this?” Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. We all tend to become so distracted by the alligators that we forget we’re supposed to be draining the swamp. Instructional designers are not immune to this as they go deeper into designing interactive timelines, branching scenarios, and gamified quizzes. Fortunately, there is a tool at our disposal that keeps us from being distracted for long. It’s the Training Needs Analysis or TNA.