Task analysis is a critical component to a successful instructional design process. The data for a task analysis generally comes from or is approved by a subject matter expert (SME). In the perfect world, you'd have a fully-committed SME for every project. Beth Hughes provides some tips in this video on how to build a successful task analysis without this key resource.
Beth Hughes has over 10 years of experience leading large, complex analysis and design projects at Handshaw. Beth is a Certified Performance Technologist by the International Society for Performance Improvement and serves as Handshaw's Vice President of Professional Services.