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What Is Agile Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

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Agile?

Clark Quinn

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. And we certainly need change. Iterative development and testing allows the specs to change after initial experience. So as I did then, I’ll lay out what I see and hope others will enlighten me. design strategy

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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

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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. This way you can adjust on the fly.

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Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Peformance Improvement

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.

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. must change to deliver what they need. Matt Johnson Global Managing Director Kineo 5Learning Insights 2017 Learning Insights 2017 6 Introduction Some things will never change. But some things do change – and have. managing a large-scale change program. So the game has changed.

Fight Ambiguity by Focusing Agile Talent

CLO Magazine

The idea that change is something that is ongoing as opposed to episodic is relatively new,” Bailey said. According to the “Trump and Leadership” survey conducted by ExecOnline, 78 percent of corporate leaders surveyed said they anticipated making significant changes to their business strategy as a result of the 2016 U.S. Some are more agile than others, for instance. “At

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The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

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!

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Are You AGILE?

JPL Learning

Today, training and development professionals must deliver faster, more flexible customized learning solutions, and ultimately, be more agile instructional designers. Yes, but maybe not for today’s fast-paced, changing environment. 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. G et Set – This is the phase where AGILE’s systematic traits begin to shine.

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What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning

CLO Magazine

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.

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Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A 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.

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

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. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. Making Change Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors. - Agile Instructional Design I'm still studying all of this to see whether I really buy that Agile methods will work. eLearning Technology.

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What It Means to Be Collaborative in Agile Learning Design

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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.

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Managing Change or Leading Change: Does It Matter?

Living in Learning

Leading Change to full adoption implies that we not only manage Change to deployment, we must continue to lead Change through implementation.and beyond to the desired goal of full adoption.

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Managing Change or Leading Change: Does It Matter?

Living in Learning

Leading Change to full adoption implies that we not only manage Change to deployment, we must continue to lead Change through implementation.and beyond to the desired goal of full adoption.

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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

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. It turns out the book is nonfiction business book about applying Lean and Agile principles to the development of learning-related projects. The book is a direct translation of Lean-Agile principles into the training domain.

Which came first: Agile or Culture?

Torrance Learning

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.

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Agile Bay Area #LNDMeetup Mindmap

Clark Quinn

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. As part of the reflection, they’re supposed to change something for the next iteration. Basically, a backlog is kept of potential new projects. It’s better just to look at the diagram ;).

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Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design

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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.” Agile White Paper agile agile learning design white paper

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Agile & ADDIE -Tango or Face Off 2

Learning Cafe

However, is ADDIE too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. The landscape today is characterized by frequently changing business requirements, incorporation of Web 2.0 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. Do you agree? Register.

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They Say, “Be Agile”. What Does that Really Mean?

Mindflash

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. Responding to change over following a plan. 2 The 12 Principles of Agile Software Development.

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Choose Agility, Choose Stability

Learning Wire

Heraclitus once said: « There is nothing permanent, except change ». If you have been active in the past ten to twenty years, you will know one thing for sure: Change is everywhere and comes in all different shapes: from a full to a flat screen TV, to the new contactless VISA card, to new regulations on tax credits. Well, the answer is simple: agility. What is agility?

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ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects

The eLearning Coach

Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change.

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Agile eLearning development (4): Planning and execution

Challenge to Learn

When using an agile approach there is a different way of making estimations, you don’t calculate hours but use story-points. This method of planning and execution can be used for eLearning development without any changes and I promise you it will be a huge difference. Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

I believe that an agile approach will bring a lot of benefits to e-Learning development. I’m interested in agile development because we develop the easygenerator software in an agile way. I believe if you translate this to e-Learning development, it will change not only the way we create e-Learning courses, but also the courses itself.

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Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results

eFront

Agile learning design isn’t really a new phenomenon. Athletes, savvy entrepreneurs and hard-nosed businesspeople have known for decades that being agile in the face of tough competition is the key to success. When it comes to the Agile eLearning development, however, those five letters – A.G.I.L.E. What is Agile Learning? Making Agile Work in Organizations.

Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

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. In 1998/1999 I followed a course in Change Management. But there is more to agile. ELearning.

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Leverage points for organizational agility

Clark Quinn

semantic) changes aren’t going to be as visible to machine sensing as to human (Watson notwithstanding ). And I also think a culture for agility comes from a different ‘space’ than does a rabid focus on numerics. I received some feedback on my post on Organizational Knowledge Mastery. The claim was that if you trusted to human sensing, you’d be only able to track what’s become common knowledge, and that doesn’t provide the necessary competitive advantage. The extension was that you needed market analytics to see new trends. Or at least part of the new.

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Agile eLearning development (6): Recap

Challenge to Learn

Over the past weeks I have written a series of blog post on agile eLearning development. A 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. If you would just implements this it would be a major change. Agile e-Learning development e-Learning

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Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. As a process, I think about what I might do before, during, and after any culture change initiative. Culture change is a journey, not an event, after all ;). social strategy

The Value of Agile & 70:20:10: Are We Swimming in Circles?

Living in Learning

That’s where the rules of engagement have changed. 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.

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Agility and ICE

The Learning Dispatch

Agility was an undercurrent that caught my attention at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE). Dr. Brown spoke of entrepreneurial learners who embody the agility to learn in any situation or environment. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Agility: Why Now? It’s always interesting to look at conference themes to get a sense of the trends and important topics.

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3 Ways to Navigate the Politics of Change

CLO Magazine

As learning leaders, we’re frequently at the center of major change in the organization. We create implementation strategies and learning plans to help people develop the necessary job-based skills needed to execute the changes. Enter change management skills, like the ability to sense and shift strategies, inspire and engage, and navigate politics. Strategy change management

Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work

Torrance Learning

At a recent conference session on using Agile project methods for elearning (what we call LLAMA) , an interesting question came up. With Agile-based methods – including the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach, or LLAMA for learning – the project manager is not making the plan. Not exactly what’s going on with an Agile team, though. Agile teams have a project leader. The leader’s job is to facilitate the planning and rituals of the Agile approach, keep track of key details and help navigate roadblocks to progress. I’ll paraphrase. Now I see.

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Agile Training Equals Strategic Training

Training Industry

Another important attribute of a strategic training organization is the ability of the team to change focus as the business changes focus. This is where agile is helpful. In the agile process, teams are in constant contact with their business partners. He goes on to point out that agile supports flexibility and rapid response to change.

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Agility Is Essential in Corporate Learning

Clarity Consultants

This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly. Today we're talking about how agility is particularly essential to corporate learning and development programs. Corporate Learning