Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

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. Agile (and other iterative models like it) take into account new technologies and more rapidly evolving ideas.

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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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The Agile Industrial Complex

Innovative Learning Group

Agile as a way of working and organizing team activities has spread from software development to other aspects of work and business, from sales management to project management and most points in between, including learning and development (L&D). In software development, agile demonstrates its worth by delivering robust software with a sharper focus on customer/end-user needs. Here’s an agile Catch-22, and a rabbit hole that could take this blog to several thousand words.

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Learning Pool’s approach to Agile content creation

Learning Pool

What is agile content creation? Simply, Agile content curation is the process of rapidly designing content for a number of purposes. This process is especially well suited to clients who are familiar with or wish to learn more about, Agile methodologies in general.

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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. Consulting firm Green Peak Partners collaborated with researchers from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York to assess the value learning-agile individuals bring to their organizations.

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Agility & Resilience Series: How Dimensions Prepared Care Workers for COVID-19

Learning Wire

This helpful story is the first of a new series from CrossKnowledge called Agility & Resilience , which highlights how our clients are able to adapt to or o vercome various challenging circumstances. . Look out for more client stories coming up in the Agility & Resilience series!

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The Agile Effect:  What are the Benefits and Costs Moving to an Agile Methodology?

Clarity Consultants

The agile corporate-learning business model has been getting a lot of attention in recent times. Companies are seeing the benefits of a more agile production, design, and even leadership development programs. But an agile model isn’t for everyone. Here are some of the benefits and some of the costs to moving to an agile methodology. The post The Agile Effect: What are the Benefits and Costs Moving to an Agile Methodology?

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Agile Learning Design

Learning Cafe

Agile provides a way that empowers individual developers to produce value by giving them control of their deliverables, thus enabling measurable and visible progress. In this highly interactive workshop, we have developed a series of activities to introduce you to Agile and the common pitfalls and ways to overcome them. The activities themselves will also be structured in a way to follow the agile principles – so, you’ll be learning about Agile while practicing Agile.

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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. 3 Steps in ensuring business agility. As this study shows , relatively few companies stood out as being especially agile: 58 percent of them had speed scores, stability scores, or both that hovered near average. Since people belonging to the same organization might at some point be biased in a certain view, hiring freelance consultants when big decisions have to be made is highly advisable.

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Managing Change or Leading Change: Does It Matter?

Living in Learning

AGILE Change Leadership Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performance readiness assessment Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability Agile design change management learning continuum learning ecosystem performance consulting performance support performer support point of work sustained capability work context

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Managing Change or Leading Change: Does It Matter?

Living in Learning

AGILE Change Leadership Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performance readiness assessment Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability Agile design change management learning continuum learning ecosystem performance consulting performance support performer support point of work sustained capability work context

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Implementing Successful Training in the Consulting Industry

Ed App

The Consulting industry is constantly changing and shifting in nature, which is why it is essential to implement a successful training strategy for your employees. Unexpected events, such as the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, can have detrimental impacts on the Consulting industry, whereby firms must be resilient and agile to cope with these shocks. A method of training that provides this opportunity to consulting firms is the practice of microlearning.

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. From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers?

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Consulting Services for New Innovation Success

Beyond Campus Innovations

Consulting Services for New Innovation Success. Companies across industries, sizes, specialties, and functions turn to consultants for a variety a reasons, but the # 1 reason is because they need help and expertise in areas beyond their experience. After honing in on what exactly a consultant is to accomplish or achieve, business leaders need to know how to effectively utilize their services for maximum results. Why Use Consulting Services?

2020 Awards: The Year in Review

Coreaxis

It helped us become even more resilient, resourceful and agile, and we are grateful for that. Blog Content Strategy & Curation Custom Training Leadership & Organizational ConsultingWhen we say we are an award-winning company, we mean it!

Why Adopt Point-of-Work Assessment Methodology?

Living in Learning

70:20:10 Accelerated Productivity AGILE Change Leadership Continuous Learning Data Analytics Digital Transformation Discovery & Consulting Five Moments of Need Intentional Design Learning Performance Ecosystem Moment of Need Performance Insights Performance Support Point of Work Assessment learning & performance ecosystem point of work point of work assessmentAll organizations currently own a dynamic learning performance ecosystem.

Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

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From Workflow Documentation Springs Exemplary Performance

Living in Learning

AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performer Support adoption agile. I just had breakfast with a good friend and colleague, and, the usual thing happened; the conversation shifted to performance challenges around business systems implementations. He is a process improvement engineer blessed with the curse of a training background followed by deep business process improvement experience.

When Are MOOCs Not MOOCs?

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems Performance analytics Performance Support Sustained Capability xAPI Continuum Ecosystem MOOCs performance supportThis post this likely to twist a knot in a few knickers, but hey.it's s what I seem to do these days, so buckle up.this might rip you right out of your training paradigm.

EPS Technology & the Bright Shiny Object Syndrome

Living in Learning

AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Agile design EPS performance support The concept of “just-in-time-just-enough-just-for-me”, a phrase I first heard used by Aaron Silver at Training 2013 in Chicago, epitomizes the concept of contextual support. We design Learning for a multi-user audience for consumption during a Training event.

Point-of-Work & ADDIE? Say It Ain’t So…

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting Performance Assessments Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability ADDIE Discovery intentional design Performance Assessment point of work xAPIMy recent post “70:20:10 – Myth or Legend?” roused a few readers to offer up some really solid comments, and there were a few that left me feeling like I was at a NASCAR race and just shouted “Ford Rules!”

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Driving Performance with Extended Blend

Living in Learning

AGILE Change Leadership Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Sustained Capability Technology EPS extended blend holistic discovery performance paradigm point of work sustainability

Is Our Training Paradigm an Unbeaten Dead Horse?

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS MOOCs Performance Support Performer Support Sustained CapabilitySustained capability…or “competency” if HR-speak is more your style…does not manifest during training regardless of flavor or innovative gyrations we employ. Sustainable workforce performance at the point-of-work is where we need to focus, and point-of-work is not part of, nor within the scope of the training paradigm.

How to Respond to the Rise of the Agile Workforce

CLO Magazine

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. Many misconceptions about agile employment are beginning to fade as well.

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Rant: Is My Boomer Showing?

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings embedded performance support EPS performance support performance consultingSorry, but this had to happen sooner than later, and I don’t expect a tidal wave of agreement.a few ripples will do. Even early warning signs of a tsunami are as subtle as the tide slowly receding from the shore.

Time-to-Business Impact & the Role EPS Plays

Living in Learning

AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Sustained Capability business impact EPS performance consulting performer support time to competency Embedded Performer Support [EPS] is the discipline we so desperately need to integrate into our Training efforts. Notice that I did NOT say we should walk away from or stop Training.

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“EPS Readiness?” Or “One-and-Done?”

Living in Learning

AGILE Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performance Support Performer Support Technology embedded performance support EPS performance consulting performance support sustained capabilitySuccessful implementation does not equal full adoption.

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Evolving ISD Adoption for a Performance Paradigm

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems MOOCs Performer Support Sustained CapabilityWhat if the "I" in "Instructional Systems Design" was changed to "Intentional Systems Design"? Am I suggesting the application of lipstick on the traditional ISD pig, or something radically different?

Evolving ISD Adoption for a Performance Paradigm

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems MOOCs Performer Support Sustained CapabilityWhat if the "I" in "Instructional Systems Design" was changed to "Intentional Systems Design"? Am I suggesting the application of lipstick on the traditional ISD pig, or something radically different?

Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Change Leadership Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performance Assessments Performance readiness assessment Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability Taxonomy Technology learning ecosysem organizational change management performance consulting performance support strategy

Performance Support & “The Art of War”

Living in Learning

Continuous Learning Agile design business impact change management design methods moments of need performance consulting performance support point of work time to competency workforce capability Training tactics are slowly changing. Events are shrinking in size. MOOCs are unhooking linearity as a design concept. Learning is being “bursted” and “microed” in more granular chunks. More video is being embedded.

The Disruption Driving the Disruption of Adopting an EPS Discipline

Living in Learning

Agile? AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support 70:20:10 DevLearn 2014 embedded performance support performance support Performance Support Community PSC SAM but why launch into an 8-to-16 week design and development cycle for an hour of e-learning when the discovery evidence is staring you in the face screaming for a performance support [PS] job aid needed at the point of work? Disruptive?

ELearning Guild Webinar on 6/18/14 – Post Event Q&A and Follow-up

Living in Learning

AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment PDR Learning Continuum Performer Support Technology learning readiness performance consulting performance support Webinar Embedded Performance Support [EPS] is a discipline that is poised to change the face of our Training paradigm and is serving as a driver for evolving to a Learning & Performance paradigm.

Turn Loose the MOOCs

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Technology Hubs Learning ecosystems MOOCs performance paradigm portals Consider the point of work as the new classroom if you like, but recognizing the application of assets at the point of work represents new kinds of assets…a.k.a. Performance Support [PS]. Courses no longer fit.

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ECOSYSTEM: Is the Concept Jive, Jargon or Justified?

Living in Learning

AGILE Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Technology ecosystem mapping EPS EPSS intentional design learning ecosystem One of the more recent buzzwords surfacing in our L&D lexicon is “Ecosystem”, and I see it as having more significance to a sustainable learning and performance strategy than acceptance. Why seek what you already have?

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7-Right Things Road Map to Sustained Workforce Performance

Living in Learning

This mission… should you choose to accept it…is to seek out individuals possessing the expertise of a performance consultant. 70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Micro-Learning Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability Technology discovery performance diagnostic moments of need performance support Point-of-Work

Convergence and the Impact on Our Training Paradigm

Living in Learning

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