Agile Development for eLearning

InfoPro Learning

Agile, with cross-skilled teams and an iterative development methodology, allows for changes and creative ideas at all stages of the project. Widely used in product development and IT, in agile development teams produce smaller pieces of content and review and enhance their work in multiple iterations or sprints. The agile teams are self-organizing and hold full accountability for the product. Agile development brings all stakeholders together periodically.

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Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

For many learning organizations, the term “AGILE” has become a hot topic. Often, when referred to in a business sense, AGILE strategies tend to focus on more project management or software development areas (such as with achieving continuous improvement, maintaining scope, increasing flexibility, obtaining team inputs, and with delivering high-quality products) than on instructional design strategies. In search of learning agility.

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Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

I now see this feedback as the ultimate compliment, for my manager felt I had learning agility. Learning agility is openness to new information and the ability to gain and apply insights derived from this information. Learning-agile people aren’t perturbed by shifts in direction. Why is learning agility especially critical today? Emphasize Core Actions of Learning-Agile Individuals. Learning-agile employees have honed specific habits.

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Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

Learning agility, which focuses on the ability to perform in the future, provides an answer. Warner Burke, professor of psychology at Columbia University, has studied learning agility for six years and describes it as being in an unfamiliar situation, not knowing what to do and figuring it out. Ross School of Business, summarizes learning agility as involving two elements — speed and flexibility. Flexibility is being open to new ideas and proposing new solutions.

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Learning Content Development: The Agile Way With Xyleme

InfoPro Learning

Our team uses various L&D technologies and we encourage open and honest reviews to provide better insight to our customers, colleagues, and peers in the industry. Considering the dynamic business environment, content is one of the biggest assets that many companies strive to manage. These powerful tools help us to manage, reuse, and repurpose content in an Agile way. How does the Xyleme LCMS enable Agile content development?

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3 Crucial steps in ensuring business agility

Matrix

Durability, however, might sometime prove to be a hurdle when it comes to agility. And with today’s levels of volatility, ambiguity and overall uncertainty in the markets, not to mention globalization, it’s paramount for any business to have the ability to respond and adapt quickly to whatever challenges may arise. 3 Steps in ensuring business agility. Gobalization has made it imperative for all organizations to become both open and inclusive.

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Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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How to perpetuate agility rituals remotely? The feedback example

Coorpacademy

Claudio Vandi , Head of Learning at Numa, told us about how to perpetuate agility rituals remotely and how feedback can help to maintain the social link with your coworkers during those unprecedented times. The post How to perpetuate agility rituals remotely?

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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. Although conducting research and onsite training is not new to business savoir-faire; invested in-house researchers, a valued platform for customer support, dedicated customer experience leadership and a strong strategic learning culture all drive iterations of excellence in real time, obliged to become versions of interdisciplines, which in itself is innovative and a testament to evolutionary survival.

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Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

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. Pillars of Agile success. Agile Building Blocks. Be open to embrace change.

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What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?

Disprz

Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! VUCA is the new business reality, and we all have to live with it. What is Learning Agility anyway? To put it rather simply, learning agility is knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do. Learning Agility.

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Agile Learning 101: From the basics to successful training

TalentLMS

You can focus on promoting and nurturing a culture of agility. Agility is about being able to adapt and move quickly in the face of change. An agile team is able to operate even within a constant state of flux — think of it as a “startup mentality” on steroids. How do you get this super-stretchy, ready-for-everything, agile team? Simple: you make sure your employee training process follows agile learning. What is agile learning?

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How to Drive Agile Learning for a More Effective Workforce

Learning Wire

However, with the right approach, it is possible to drive agile learning to create an agile and highly-engaged workforce to help deliver business goals. How to drive agile learning. Let us help you identify skills gaps and create a more agile learning environment!

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5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

For many businesses, training is baked into technology. Whether learning is captured on mobile devices to provide “on-the-go” experience and knowledge bases, or it’s done in a classroom behind computers, the training ecosystem in business is hinged to technology. Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms?

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

A seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience launching and running businesses within the services industries, Acky specializes in business management, mergers and acquisitions, technology services, process optimization, and a lot more. Acky holds a Business Degree from Mumbai University and a Master’s Degree from the prestigious NYU Stern School of Business, New York. And yet, you won’t have a business if you dont have a team!

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8 Traits of Future Leaders Who Will Grow Your Business

InfoPro Learning

To build and maintain a competitive advantage, and grow an organization at scale, business leaders must groom talent with forward-looking leadership development programs that will help leaders triumph not only over current challenges, but also welcome new challenges. Because of its multi-disciplinary nature, it brings out some prominent characteristics like positive approach, accountability, agility and self-awareness.

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

CLO Magazine

And the company just threw down the gauntlet; it’s now announcing it has completely opened up its learning platform to external content partners. Big Think: 500 short-form, actionable video lessons to stay ahead of business changes and stimulate agility in the workforce.

A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility

CLO Magazine

Am I far off base in saying that businesses that cultivate courage, compassion and connection — essentially embracing vulnerability — are not only fertile grounds for innovation but also ones that can move with greater agility because of those qualities — what Brown calls wholeheartedness? The sooner companies open their arms to this type of courage, the sooner employees will feel safe to bring it. Mind Over Matter agility learning

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Business-aligned strategies for Leadership Development: An Interview with Dr. Yvonne Catino, VP, Leadership and OD, Infopro Learning

InfoPro Learning

Empowering leaders is the key for organizational success in the cut-throat competitive business environment of today. For modern businesses, the key to successful leadership development is achieving an appropriate balance between knowledge-exchange, action and reflection. Organizations now rely on leadership models that encourage leaders to engage more with employees and achieve higher levels of motivation for the common purpose of business success.

Use Agile Learning Design to Align Training Programs with Business Objectives

Training Industry

One of the challenges that training professionals continue to face is how to align their learning programs with business objectives. Out of 96 Fortune 500 CEOs who participated in a study conducted by Fortune Magazine, 92 CEOs wanted to see proof that training solutions were aligned with business objectives. I realize, as an industry, it’s probably going to be a long time before we replace ADDIE with Agile.

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Agile Leaders: Born or Bred?

CLO Magazine

Leaders who can thrive in any business environment share one important trait: agility. As disparate as the two business environments are, there’s a common denominator — something a leader who can thrive anywhere would need to move forward in either scenario — learning agility. Dutra said that one of the greatest indicators of potential in leadership performance and success is learning agility, which comprises five key factors: Self-awareness.

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Present Business Schools Are Teaching Yesterday’s Expertise! Why?

Your Training Edge

At moments like this, one might even imagine that business schools are becoming the sources for technology innovation, with professors eagerly waiting to master new technologies that are emerging. The business schools of today are more keen on learning and researching 20 th -century management principles. Organizations are getting connected; business strategy framework is being framed for better business outcomes. Going agile: The new management mainstream.

Using Agile Learning Design to Align Training Programs with Business Objectives

Training Industry

One of the challenges that training professionals continue to face is how to align their learning programs with business objectives. Out of 96 Fortune 500 CEOs who participated in a study conducted by Fortune Magazine, 92 CEOs wanted to see proof that training solutions were aligned with business objectives. I realize, as an industry, it’s probably going to be a long time before we replace ADDIE with Agile.

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Ash Brokerage Boosts Sales with Agile Learning and Collaboration

Allego

Overcoming Camera Shyness to Capture Agile Content. Soon, McGlothlin and his team were creating and sharing this agile content across the division, featuring new ideas and best practices from top sellers captured through mobile video sharing. Definitely opened up yours and listened.”. One of our Achilles’ heels, as a brokerage firm, is that nobody has to do more than one piece of business with us. They can do one piece of business, or 100 pieces.

#LSCon day 1, Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%

Challenge to Learn

Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%. Agile I kicked the day and the conference of with a morning buzz session. We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile. The essence of his story is that good breakthrough business ideas always have a form of surprise in them. What is your business really about?

Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

Agile tools, tips and techniques to use for building your elearning. There is no agile project management police – you can mix and match and do what works in your environment. The Agile Manifesto: values individuals and interactions over process and tools; working software over documentation; customer collab over contract negotiation; responding to change over following a plan. Agile tools What is better? Business set priorities for a SCRUM.

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VUCA, or how to do business in interesting times

Matrix

And what are “interesting times” for business owners? Many knowledge workers now perform their jobs remotely, while governments and individual business organizations look for ways to keep the world going. Be it as it may, running a business has never been easy.

4 Ways to Develop Learning Agility - Tip #188

Vignettes Learning

But, for learning to take place, learners have to be flexible and open to change. A term we used to describe learners that thrive - and succeed - in a VUCA setting is “learning agile.” Developing Learning Agility Dr. David Smith , PhD, organizational psychologist, believes learning agility can be taught because it’s not a trait that’s innate in a person - which is good news. This means we can help learners develop learning agility.

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"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4

Learning Visions

These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at this week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. How can we take a more agile approach to design – to take more of a Design Thinking approach. Iterate because we want to make sure we’re aligned to what the business is experiencing). Business and human endeavors are systems…we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system.

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf. In 2016, I was preparing with clients for an upcoming training workshop focused on coaching a cross-functional team of designers , software engineers , product managers , and business stakeholders on integrating product discovery practices — a process to ensure products being created are both usable and useful — into their delivery cadences.

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Free Fridays by General Assembly: Our Favorite Online Workshops, Now Open to Everyone

General Assembly

Europe | Asia/Pac) Business Intro to Project Management ?—?May Europe ) | ( Asia/Pac ) Intro to Agile and Scrum ?—? At General Assembly, we’ve been thinking a lot about the current and future state of career development and the skills that will build resiliency.

3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

Win over IT leadership when building your business case for learning technology. Here are 3 critical questions to ask to better prepare your learning technology business case. Make sure your vendor provides a variety of out-of-the-box integrations with your business ecosystem. The following list of best practices will help: Maintain open communication with IT. Want more insight into how to build your business case for a learning platform and gain the buy-in you need?

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Orientation in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the third in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Differences between a Performance Critique and an AAR: Orientation in the Agile Design Environment.

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Visualization (Sensemaking) in Rapid Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This framework can be used for building agile or rapid learning designs, fixing performance problems, implementing informal learning solutions, etc. Visualization Framework (opens larger image in a new window). Release Iteration (statistical) — the iteration is released as a product to the business unit or customer. Dynamics of the Visualization Framework (opens larger image in a new window).

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Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change in Your Business

Epilogue Systems

But you must first answer an important question: Is your business ready to embrace change? You must assess your business to determine its readiness to adapt to a proposed change, which will help ensure that your change management efforts are not in vain. As an example, consider a business that wants to shift its filing storage system from physical documents to a digital filing solution to store client data. Keep open channels of communication for stakeholders.

Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change in Your Business

Epilogue Systems

But you must first answer an important question: Is your business ready to embrace change? You must assess your business to determine its readiness to adapt to a proposed change, which will help ensure that your change management efforts are not in vain. As an example, consider a business that wants to shift its filing storage system from physical documents to a digital filing solution to store client data. Keep open channels of communication for stakeholders.