What Is Agile Learning Design?
MAY 7, 2013
If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. Agile is a fresh approach to learning design that takes the ADDIE model to a new level. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Last Friday’s #GuildChat was on Agile Development. Fast forward a couple of decades, and the Agile Manifesto puts a stake in the ground for software engineering. Whether it’s Allen’s SAM or Ger Driesen’s Agile Learning Manifesto , we’re seeing a call for rethinking the old waterfall model of design. The topic is interesting to me, because like with Design Thinking , it seems like well-known practices with a new branding. So as I did then, I’ll lay out what I see and hope others will enlighten me. And we certainly need change.
Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?
MAY 11, 2013
My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. The most welcome change is the fact that an Agile model has you sharing your mockups, prototypes, and early suggestions with the client—right off the bat! How we talk about Agile versus ADDIE. That’s how Agile expands on ADDIE.”
Agile Learner; Agile Leader
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 26, 2013
I have to admit that prior to hearing Elliott Masie talk about “learning agility” last week at the virtual Human Captial Media Symposium for CLOs , the concept was not on my radar. However, aspiring to be agile myself (mentally and physically), I’m willing to learn something new and, maybe, discard some old notions about human development and leadership. Each is worth considering.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
implementation, leveraging the power of the LLAMA® approach to Agile project. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. of learners. busy trainers? You’re. goals. groups. level.
Fight Ambiguity by Focusing Agile Talent
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Organizations are certainly familiar with the idea that change is sometimes necessary, but what’s sort of new in this economic environment — particularly with the rise of technology — is that organizations are recognizing that (change agility) is a core competency that they must have all the time and not something they have every number of years when there’s a particular threat.”.
Scrum vs. Kanban: Which Agile Method Should You Go With?
DECEMBER 29, 2015
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5 quick wins for more agile e-learning development
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
I write and present on agile e-learning development since 2011. quick wins for more agile e-learning development. If you want to know more on agile, check out my links at the bottom of the post. 1. Create an agile e-learning customer. 2. Make Include agile best practices. 4. Create an agile culture. 5. Create an agile e-learning customer.
The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World
JANUARY 15, 2015
We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. We talk about learning agility, organizational agility, individual agility, agile as a philosophy and much more. Yet, we are still unclear as to what makes an organization agile. Perhaps!
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
Over the past few years, however, new approaches that are more agile have been introduced. an agile approach that that focuses on. agile organizations with the talent and right. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. it happen.
How to Respond to the Rise of the Agile Workforce
JANUARY 9, 2017
As the rise of the agile workforce continues, terms like temp, consultant or freelancer will continue to blur along with it. After all, almost half of companies are committed to building an agile workforce model, according to a December 2016 report from staffing firm Randstad. Chief Learning Officer : More companies are on board with building an agile workforce than five years ago.
Are You AGILE?
MAY 27, 2014
Today, training and development professionals must deliver faster, more flexible customized learning solutions, and ultimately, be more agile instructional designers. That’s why we’ve been incorporating an AGILE approach to instructional design. AGILE is one of the latest instructional design trends developed by Conrad Gottfredson. Let’s take a look: A lign – This is my favorite step of AGILE Instructional Design. Although AGILE Instructional Design offers a fresh outlook to learning design, no single approach is all encompassing. The post Are You AGILE?
What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning
AUGUST 8, 2016
I was recently immersed in the world of Agile/Scrum during the development process for an online course. Scrum is basically an agile framework to help complete complex projects. In many ways Agile/Scrum is a study in the learning process itself. Strategy agile/scrum development planning processConsider its original application for technology, software, specifically.
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
number of factors can influence how these challenges manifest during product development, including organizational culture and various business needs, and the agile development approach can help. Agile is an increasingly popular development method primarily used by software companies. This three-part series discusses those challenges, and shows why agile can be the better approach for technical communicators. Agile development focuses heavily on communication. Agile Help Authoring Help Systems Technical Communications Technology training by Alyssa Fox.
Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles
APRIL 6, 2011
The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Like Kasper, I'm very familiar with Agile in software development. I was not as familiar with it in terms of eLearning development. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. Agile Instructional Design I'm still studying all of this to see whether I really buy that Agile methods will work. eLearning Technology.
What It Means to Be Collaborative in Agile Learning Design
AUGUST 5, 2014
This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bertram’s new white paper, Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Designing Learning at the Speed of Change. Agile instructional design focuses just as much on communication as it does process, if not more. Without strong communication within a development team and with a client or stakeholder, Agile just doesn’t work. Agile
AGILE Is As AGILE Does
Living in Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
As with earlier conferences that I’ve spoken at this year, there is once again a lot of buzz around the concept of AGILE. AGILE what? That is a key question to ask because from what I’m seeing, not all AGILE approaches are scoped equally when it comes to learning and performance solutions. Continuous Learning EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Performer Support Sustained Capability AGILE ISD Learning ecosystems performance support performer support
A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book
APRIL 6, 2016
I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. If you are interested in a copy of the ebook (and it’s worth reading) you can download a copy of Agile Courseware here it is available in ePub format and it has the following number ISBN 978-0-692-66522-0. Kapp: Thanks!
Which came first: Agile or Culture?
AUGUST 5, 2015
We get asked the proverbial chicken and egg question a lot: which came first our LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Management Approach) project management or our communicative, accommodating culture? Agile is about more than just project management; it’s a way of perceiving success, communicating and prioritizing the most important work. In other words, Agile is embedded in the culture.
Agile Bay Area #LNDMeetup Mindmap
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
I’ve been interested in process , so I attended this month’s Bay Area Learning Design Meetup that showcased LinkedIn’s work on Agile using Scrum for learning design. It was very nice of them to share the specifics of their process, and while there were more details than time permitted to cover, it was a great beginning to understand the differences. design strategy
Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design
JULY 29, 2014
This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bertram’s new white paper, Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Designing Learning at the Speed of Change. Agile does not mean there isn’t any planning, but rather that planning is different. Scrum is the methodology most people think of when they hear “agile.” At BLP, we use Scrum on our product development team. What About Scrum?
ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile
MARCH 27, 2011
This enables ADDIE to be more Agile. And that's why the Agile method is so appealing. circular ADDIE model meshes well with the rapid Agile development techniques so popular in software development today. The focus of an Agile effort is to keep satisfying needs on an iterative basis. Would Agile ADDIE work for you? By Jay Lambert. No ADDIE isn't dead.
Agile Instructional Design
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 15, 2014
At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].
Agile & ADDIE -Tango or Face Off 2
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The last decade or so has seen the emergence of a number of alternative approaches to address the new demands of learning – such as Rapid Learning, Agile and Scrum, SAM, DADDIE (D is Define from DMAIC) so on. What are the challenges in making learning design agile? Do ‘rapid / agile’ approaches work? Featured Learning Cafe Webinar ADDIE agileOverview. Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven successful in design and development of learning. However, is ADDIE too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. Do you agree? Register. Thu, Nov 3rd, 2016.
They Say, “Be Agile”. What Does that Really Mean?
JUNE 22, 2015
It’s more-than-popular to talk about “Agility” in business lately. But what does “being Agile” really mean? And, if you’re not a software developer, what does it mean to “borrow concepts from Agile software development”? There is no one specific way to be Agile. There are 12 principles of Agile software development , which you can read on the Agile Alliance’s website.
Choose Agility, Choose Stability
MAY 13, 2016
Well, the answer is simple: agility. What is agility? Agility, as defined by Christopher Worley, is the ability to make timely, effective and sustained change when and where it provides a performance advantage for the organization. Simply said, agility is the structure and knowledge that is required to make changes when necessary. And for that, you will need agility.
Agile eLearning development (4): Planning and execution
Challenge to Learn
JUNE 25, 2013
When using an agile approach there is a different way of making estimations, you don’t calculate hours but use story-points. Story This post is part of a series on agile eLearning development: Review on Michael Allen’s book ‘Leaving ADDIE for SAM. Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.
Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?
Challenge to Learn
MAY 3, 2013
believe that an agile approach will bring a lot of benefits to e-Learning development. wrote a couple of post on this subject in the past few years so I am delighted that a heavy weight in our learning domain supports this trend, hopefully making it more mainstream. I’m interested in agile development because we develop the easygenerator software in an agile way.
ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development.
Agile eLearning development (2): Culture
Challenge to Learn
MAY 29, 2013
I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. The difference between a classic waterfall approach and an agile one is way more than applying a different set of tools and techniques, it is a different state of mind. For me his theory describes the very essence of management but it also applies to an agile approach.
Agile E-Learning development
Challenge to Learn
NOVEMBER 24, 2011
believe in the AGILE approach. At easygenerator we develop our software in an Agile way and it works wonders for us (I wrote about this in an earlier post ). also wrote earlier about Agile e-Learning development in a post for the LCBQ. Recently I noticed that more and more people are writing about agile e-Learning development. The agile e-Learning process. It gives a very complete overview on how to apply the agile approach for e-Learning. great introduction into the agile e-Learning development process. Agile and action mapping.
Leverage points for organizational agility
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
And I also think a culture for agility comes from a different ‘space’ than does a rabid focus on numerics. A mindset that accommodates both is needed. I don’t think they’re incommensurate. I’m kind of suspicious of dual operating systems versus a podular approach, as I suspect that the hierarchical activities will be automated and/or outsourced, but I’m willing to suspend my criticism until shown otherwise. I received some feedback on my post on Organizational Knowledge Mastery. The extension was that you needed market analytics to see new trends. social strategy
Agile eLearning development (6): Recap
Challenge to Learn
JULY 15, 2013
Over the past weeks I have written a series of blog post on agile eLearning development. successful implementation of an agile method requires a certain culture. This post describes some techniques from an agile method that can be applied to eLearning one-on-one. This post describes the agile way of planning and estimation through story points and the concept of done.
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams, Part II
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Last week I introduced you to agile, an increasingly popular development method primarily used by software companies. This week I'm going to cover how agile helps you get more thorough and timely reviews of your documentation from the team. Whether you are in a traditional or agile development environment, getting valuable, informative edits on documentation you send out for review can be like pulling teeth. In agile development, we now write documentation for a feature in the sprint (time-limited development cycle) in which it is developed and tested.
The Value of Agile & 70:20:10: Are We Swimming in Circles?
Living in Learning
JUNE 20, 2014
AGILE EPSS Performer Support Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability Agile design business impact performance support rapid development More emphasis is needed in the downstream, post-training work context where Performers confront moments of need that do not conform to what we build storyboards to address. Transferring knowledge through linear learning is great for raising awareness, but sustained capability in the form of consistent performance results happens downstream at the point of work. That’s where the rules of engagement have changed.
ADDIE or Agile? A false dichotomy
AUGUST 28, 2014
There’s a lot of buzz these days about whether we should abandon the training industry’s go-to model, ADDIE, for an Agile approach. disclaimer: we’re all about Agile, or rather, LLAMA – the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach – here at TorranceLearning. One of the core tenets of an Agile approach is iterative development. With Agile, the iterations are much smaller, allowing the project team to get experience and feedback with a working product much earlier in the process, and without necessarily increasing the length of the project timeline.