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The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)

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In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process. Instead of massive requirements documents that are understood only by a handful of business analysts, Agile User Stories are short, simple and easy to understand descriptions of functionality. — By Greg Schottland, Vice President of Operations at Xyleme, Inc. Agile DevelopmentWhat is it?

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

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You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.  We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. mobile learning blended learning elearning iPad Pastiche™ XylemePinch-to-Zoom. ramonguiu.

‘iPadisms’ from Elliott Masie

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Last month Xyleme had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with none other than elearning luminary Elliott Masie on “iPad, a Game Changer for Blended Learning”. Elliott Masie and Xyleme’s CEO, Mark Hellinger, covered a lot of ground so rather than giving a synopsis I have selected the most insightful “iPad-isms” to give readers a taste of what was discussed.  .

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Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

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This coincides with Xyleme''s own research with our prospects and customers. Here are five steps that Xyleme customers are taking to get their learning content mobile ready: 1. Xyleme customers understand the power of being able to access this type of information on demand, and recognize that a tablet or smartphone is not simply another window into the Learning Management System. 2.

Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

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In other words, learning needs to go Agile. So how do Training Vendors help training organizations go agile: they adopt Agile Development. Agile Development is an approach where vendors deliver very fast, iterative product development through close collaboration with its user base (i.e. Part one of this series provides a simple overview of what Agile is. Ready.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

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Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Training organizations have to be agile and ready to immediately adapt to these new formats with learning content that is open and future-proofed. She is Xylemes VP of Marketing, writes a lot about XML, learns a tremendous amount from the training community and hopes she’s adding some insight. Of course not! Learn more about Dawn here.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

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Users that have both Xyleme LCMS and Bravais have a huge advantage- consolidated analytics. From Xyleme LCMS, you can publish to multiple outputs from the same source content that can also be targetted to different audiences or applications. If you have questions or would like a demo, visit the Bravais page on the Xyleme website. News Xyleme Product Announcements

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

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We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Meister for Xyleme Voices. However, before Jeanne’s hopeful predictions of the highly agile and fluid 2020 workforce connected by mobile social networks can come to fruition, the dependence on the enterprise LMS and the old modes of training delivery needs to be broken. The future does look bright, and the 2020 workforce can be quicker and more agile if we can harness the mobile social networks. By Jeffrey Katzman. 50% will be Millennials and Gen 2020 will just be entering the workforce. Let’s take this a step further.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Xyleme is sponsoring this experiment. Xyleme enables companies to free legacy information for distribution on mobile devices and modern information systems. Higher ground. I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. Working smarter.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments. Working Smarter Daily is sponsored through the generosity of Xyleme. In a buzz session at DevLearn this year, I described how Working Smarter Daily  uses social signals to choose and display a fresh selection of relevant articles every morning. It’s also a dynamite research tool; you can search articles by topic, author, and/or timeframe. What’s Under the Hood. Currently, it’s tracking these blogs: Adaptive Path. Andy McAfee. Charles Jennings.

learning pulse

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Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Jay Cross is rethinking the agile instructional design approaches and expands on some fresh ideas in his very interesting blog posting ” Agile instructional design ”. “ E-learning: the fad that’s lasted 30 years ”: Clive Shepherd is blogging about why e-learning is not a fad. She is Xylemes VP of Marketing, writes a lot about XML, learns a tremendous amount from the training community and hopes she’s adding some insight. must read! 2008) report published at the end of 2008. No trackbacks yet. Learn more about Dawn here.

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

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This was the thinking when Xyleme set out to solve for our clients: the pervasive problems faced due to separate and manual uploads of SCORM courses to one or more LMS. In close collaboration with these customers, and leveraging an agile development process , the Bravais Cloud Player was born. What’s leading to such high levels of dissatisfaction and rapid replacement?