Agile Development for eLearning

Infopro Learning

What if the customer’s needs change? What if the media designers want to change the visual approach to create a better product? The traditional linear way of working does not allow for such changes at later stages of the project. Agile, with cross-skilled teams and an iterative development methodology, allows for changes and creative ideas at all stages of the project. The agile teams are self-organizing and hold full accountability for the product.

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Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. It appears that there are at least three definitions of learning agility being used in the field.

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4 Important Differences Between Agile and ADDIE in L&D

Infopro Learning

The ADDIE and Agile frameworks are two development methodologies that are leveraged to guide L&D teams through a project. The philosophies of the ADDIE and Agile methodologies share many of the same practices. Drawbacks to the Agile Methodology.


Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design

Bottom-Line Performance

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.” Our time is being used so much more effectively. Because work is now done in two week intervals, we have the flexibility to allow priorities to change.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. change them, the amendments you make will be reflected across all of the courses using. Compared to making changes in a desktop tool, that’s a pretty huge time-saver. changes instantly.

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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Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Modern organizations need agile learners. Given the pace of change due to technology, globalization, workforce diversity, and hyper-competition, people need to continually acquire and apply new knowledge, skills, and values at a rate unheard of in previous eras. The most successful employees will be those who embrace the change and seek out learning when, where, and how they learn best. In other words, they must be agile learners. They write that agile learners….

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How to Create Successful Business Change


Sustainable businesses understand that change is inevitable in a global economy. Understanding resistance to change, identifying when it’s time to make a change and creating methods and strategies to help everyone adjust to changes is vital to ensure long-term ROI.

Leading Change as “Ordinary Work”

Living in Learning

To be effective with addressing the continuous nature of Change is to ”routinize” it by building into the organizational culture as “Ordinary Work”. That means adopting cultural mindshare that adopts a discipline and protocols of Change Leadership that are agile, resilient, and most importantly – repeatable.

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Agile Businesses Need Agile Training


The agility with which a business adapts to the ever-changing landscape of consumer preferences and technology is, to a large extent, dependent on how well it facilitates training and skill development. In fact, a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that 87% workers believe that training and developing new skills is essential throughout one’s work life, so that they can keep up with the changes at the workplace.

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Agile Businesses Need Agile Training


The agility with which a business adapts to the ever-changing landscape of consumer preferences and technology is, to a large extent, dependent on how well it facilitates training and skill development. In fact, a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that 87% workers believe that training and developing new skills is essential throughout one’s work life, so that they can keep up with the changes at the workplace.

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The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation


Companies find themselves changing and developing in such ways by harnessing new ideas and competencies that allow them to create competitive advantages. are focusing on the benefits of strategic agility and systematic innovation. In this article, we will discuss what strategic agility and systematic innovation refer to and how they can help improve the function of your business. What are Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation?

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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. Michael and Richard present us an agile alternative for ADDIE: SAM (Successive Approximation Model).


4 Important Differences Between Agile and ADDIE in L&D

Infopro Learning

The ADDIE and Agile frameworks are two development methodologies that are leveraged to guide L&D teams through a project. The philosophies of the ADDIE and Agile methodologies share many of the same practices. Both the Agile and ADDIE methodologies include analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation as part of their process, but the Agile methodology has distinct characteristics that set it apart from ADDIE. Drawbacks to the Agile Methodology.


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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What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Needless to say, an understanding (albeit very rudimentary) of the Agile philosophy supersedes all other learning (and that has been plentiful too). Coming from a very traditional, waterfall-driven background replete with all the drawbacks (what I perceive as drawbacks in comparison now), it took me quite a while to assimilate the philosophy—even the basics of Agile. Being adaptive means to be flexible, open to change, reacting to situations just as the situation demands.

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An Agile Year in Review

Torrance Learning

2014 was a big year for us in our Agile journey. A Quick Guide to LLAMA: Agile Project Management for Learning. Some of it is Agile-specific. What They Need (even if that changes!). That’s what you can expect as you implement LLAMA or any of the Agile project management approaches. What Does It Mean to Be Agile? . Reconciling ADDIE and Agile . TD at Work: Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management. All-Around Agility.

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What is Agile eLearning?


That’s where agile eLearning can help. Agility is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. When developing an agile eLearning course, the development process is redesigned to incorporate both of these factors. In this post, we’ll take you through some of the basics of agile eLearning, including defining what agile eLearning is, and showing you how it works. What is agile eLearning? How does agile eLearning work? ADDIE vs Agile eLearning.

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Learning Content Development: The Agile Way With Xyleme

Infopro Learning

These powerful tools help us to manage, reuse, and repurpose content in an Agile way. It is the most effective tool to create sharable, reusable, dynamic, and measurable content. How does the Xyleme LCMS enable Agile content development? With our project management and execution process going Agile, it is important to ensure agility in the way we develop our content. Quick and Easy: Agile literally means to be able to move quickly and easily.

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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. For any organisation to continue to succeed, it’s essential to have team members who are fully engaged and willing to develop their skills to keep up with the changing demands of the market. How to drive agile learning. Let us help you identify skills gaps and create a more agile learning environment!

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Using Emotional Intelligence for Agile Learning

InSync Training

How does building emotional intelligence allow learning professionals to be more effective at their jobs? Today’s world is changing at a dizzying pace, with increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity—known as “VUCA” in Army War College terminology. We know that high levels of change cause stress and stress can block our ability to be effective learners. BYTE Agile Learning Emotional Intelligence

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Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results


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. They stand for Quality, Teamwork, Cost effectiveness, Employee and Customer inclusiveness and Professionalism, all wrapped around exceptional Customer satisfaction!

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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. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about? The book is a direct translation of Lean-Agile principles into the training domain.

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. We Discuss: Is ADDIE failing to effectively meet the new demands for learning. Overview.


Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

For CLOs, it has become a business imperative to develop agility and capability to meet the talent needs of organizations that are rapidly changing in such a turbulent environment. Those laws operate on the assumption that employers have most of the control and power in the relationship but that is changing with the growth of talent platforms. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Developing Agility Fitness . Agility fitness level is based on a combination of scores.

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How to perpetuate agility rituals remotely? The feedback example


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. This being said, creating these regular feedback moments is becoming more and more important, especially in the new agile ways of working. People won’t change, if they didn’t understand now they won’t in the future, there’s no point in wasting time in explaining to them. .

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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. Information travels so fast, the market changes so quickly, that decisions have to be taken swiftly. Well, the answer is simple: agility.

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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Awareness starts with recognizing the discomfort that comes with tackling a problem and honestly assessing how things need to change. Embracing a learning mindset allows for comfort with failure, flexibility with change, and surfacing new, innovative ideas quickly and effectively. is moving rapidly to innovate and adapt to changing consumer demand. The post Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Why developing an agile mindset is crucial for business success


Dweck, was designed to the effects of the beliefs that individuals hold for the nature of intelligence. Individuals with a growth mindset , on the other hand, believe that effort or training can change one’s qualities and traits. Needless to say, with everything changing as fast as it does in all industries, a growth mindset is highly preferable. Characteristics of an agile mindset. You won’t even realize you’re being Agile. Agile values and principles.

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Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!


When things change–market conditions, competitive pressures, regulatory changes, etc.–a Agile content–typically short, to-the-point videos (think YouTube, not Hollywood)–will often get the information out the most quickly and engage your audience most effectively. But how do you create and share agile video content the right way? The post Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

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Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery

Association eLearning

This challenges the agility of postal and express operators’ supply chains. The fact is, market changes are forcing every postal and express player to (re)act. One way to provide new services efficiently and meet rising demands effectively is through the power of supply chain optimization. Agility in delivery that’s driven by Quintiq’s supply chain optimization technology. The speed and convenience of e-commerce has raised consumer expectations.

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Agile Learning 101: From the basics to successful training


No, it’s not your idea: the world is, indeed, changing at breakneck speed. There’s an internal shift as well: from the way we work to the way we communicate and learn, our daily habits also change along with the times. Faced with all this change, how can you make sure your company remains relevant? 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.

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Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? It’s about effective communication. Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed.

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

Magic EdTech

The content and the player had to evolve as the media and the medium changed. Which fundamental steps should be taken to make them more effective for organizations? The post Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech appeared first on Magic Edtech.

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The Art of Working Remotely, Part Two: Why Change Management Strategy is Key


In this post, we look at three priorities companies must adopt to extend what they’re doing during this global health crisis—ways they can give their efforts longevity by creating a culture that makes remote work simpler and empowers employees to be productive, engaged, successful, and to embrace change. Its effect on employees: How have their processes changed? How are their roles and responsibilities changing? Focus on increasing agility.

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. All of this requires us to be agile – in principle and in practice.

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Extremophiles & Organizational Agility

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture. The focus of the book was on empowering organizations to be nimble in a context of increasing change. In my own experience, I’ve seen how the naysayers can undermine organizational effectiveness.

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


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. According to McKinsey & Company : “ This agility can deliver new systems and capabilities in a matter of weeks or months instead of years.

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Agility and Organization Development for the Adaptable Organization

Learning Wire

In the face of overwhelming geopolitical, ecological, demographic, and technological change, many organizations are considering incremental or radical transformations to agility. Hallway conversations, board meeting discussions, leadership retreats, and corporate value statements regularly include references to organization agility and its synonyms, resilience, adaptability, nimbleness, and flexibility. Becoming an agile organization is a process of organization development.

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Managing change in the era of digital transformation

CLO Magazine

The new decade promises a whole new approach for the speed of change. Organizations are recognizing the need to exist in a state of constant readiness to respond to new information about changing customer requirements, stakeholder expectations, regulation and competition. The goals of change management — creating confident, positive and optimistic stakeholders with the skills and commitment to ensure new initiatives succeed — aren’t new. What’s New in Change Management?