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. The topic is interesting to me, because like with Design Thinking , it seems like well-known practices with a new branding.

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Agile Teams Create Agile Learning Organizations

CLO Magazine

Agility is the emerging trend for companies in thinking about how they structure teams to accomplish work. Agile methodology began with software development, but, with its focus on adapting to change rather than following a process, it has become relevant in other areas as well.

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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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How to Hire an Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you find agile learners, people who can curate information for themselves, use a wide variety of learning methods, and quickly apply new learning to their work? Bock is not looking primarily for programmers and search engine experts. This takes agility.

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Common Startup Growth Problems and How to Solve Them

Your Training Edge

It is not always easy to grow exponentially in a competitive market; having sufficient demand doesn’t solve the problem either. The fluid nature of startups allows new ventures to remain agile for longer.

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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Pull Technology Boosts Agility

CLO Magazine

In October, the Human Capital Media (HCM) Advisory Group, the research arm of Chief Learning Officer, published a study that asked some 600 learning leaders where there was an opportunity for a learning organization to make a business impact, and most pointed to agility and promoting the workforce’s ability to quickly adapt to change as an answer. ” Intelligent recommendations : A type of search engine that makes recommendations based on past searches, usage and interests.

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The Future of Scorm: Agile Scorm


Any LMS admin will tell you that uploading these packages to the LMS is time consuming, very manual, error prone and they typically have to be done during off-peak hours to reduce the risk of users running into problems. Agile SCORM. Agile SCORM defined.


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. During our conversation, my client said to me, “Our tech teams are learning Agile. There is no “engineering team” or “design team” at the project level.

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Taking the risk

Learning with e's

Today, I argued, we need to prepare children for flexible working and agile thinking, where their employment may well be highly mobile and location independent. They will need to acquire critical thinking and problem solving skills, and will need to be highly digitally literate.

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

Software design methodology is now going through another paradigm shift — Agile Design. And rather than being a methodology, it is more a philosophy or ethos that is best described by its manifesto (Agile Alliance, 2001): We are uncovering better ways of developing.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

Mosher said people should use “cheaper, faster and better” modalities like performance support, social networks or e-learning to learn the content so the classroom can become a place of experimentation, trial and error, creative thinking and problem solving instead of information dumping. “If

The Definitive Guide to Sales Manager Enablement


If you expect their help with any initiative, help solve their problems. You need to remain focused on solving these business problems, not on the tactics you want to use. Maybe you failed to educate your buyer as to the reasons why your product solved their problem.

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Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Not only are the business problems increasing in complexity, but the new generation has also introduced a new dynamic. As Millennials essential follow an AGILE approach to gaining knowledge, IDs must follow an AGILE approach to developing their solutions.

Digital Transformation Of Automobile Sector With Enterprise Learning Management System


The automobile sector strives to become more agile, employee engagement is getting more complex. Automobile industry requires its workforce to have practical knowledge about vehicle engineering, operations and servicing.

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

The same could be said about search engines. Google has a very strong hold on the search engine market. The company reacts to change faster and is more agile. Embrace change and agility as aspects of the work environment. Agility and learning go hand in hand.

6 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Develop

HT2 Labs

Whether you’re a marketer, accountant or engineer by trade, when it comes to developing as a leader, there is a specific set of skills required to succeed in leading, developing and motivating your team. By demonstrating the decision-making skill, leaders also utilize a number of other high-quality skills, such as planning, organization and problem-solving. Problems can persist in organizations when leaders fail to communicate well with their team. Problem-Solving.

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

By looking into the strengths and weaknesses of each team, be it energy management or change agility, starting each program from scratch was found to be unnecessary. Addressing individual teams with their own workshops also proved to be an efficient way to solve problems with collaboration.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Yet only 6 percent say they are “highly agile today.”. To accommodate these young learners, Glaser’s team worked with The Growth Engine Co.,

Women in Technology: Rhonda Herron

TechSmith Camtasia

While at that software development company, I developed a rapport with the software developers in engineering. It was around this time that Agile Project Management was taking the software world by storm, specifically SCRUM. I became obsessed with Agile and when the Project Manager for the company left, I asked to be the development team’s SCRUM master, in addition to my own responsibilities. This post is part of a series.

CLOs Help Veterans’ Translate Military Competencies into Private Sector Skills

CLO Magazine

a technology integrator serving the technical, engineering, intelligence and enterprise information technology markets. Companies looking for cyber knowledge or network engineering skills often can find this expertise among veterans.

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Product Insider: Building a Common Language for Skills


The result is a simpler, more agile system that can grow with the modernization of work and their company. Luckily, these are the problems that Degreed was born to solve. Now you can add “Engineering Excellence” to the system, track it, and endorse it.

Without major mistakes: Set course goal and learning objectives using ABCD model.


An explicit example of vague, long and misleading course goal So, a proper training goal in this juncture would be: “Increase Banking Product Sales Figures Using Agile Methodology.” problem solving), marketing basics and IT-competencies.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Examples abound of companies that were once household names that became extinct because they did not successfully shift from a static managing hands model to a more agile and dynamic managing minds approach: Compaq, E.F. They failed to heed their own engineers, who told them that instant film was an idea whose time had come and gone. Their work is the product of their thinking, creativity, and problem solving.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Performance Learning Productivity

The emerging understanding that invariably we need to work with others to solve problems is driving these collaborative and co-operative behaviours and, in turn, fuelling a focus on collaborative learning.

Corporate Training: It’s time to enter a new frontier


To be frank, organizations have a big learning data problem. Introducing Axonify Impact —the world’s first learning attribution engine ! But more than that, Axonify Impact transforms learning into an agile and strategic tool that delivers unprecedented control and visibility, so you can pull training levers to yield the greatest business impact every time and help the business achieve its goals.

It’s never too late to show your product some love


You have an engineering team and a design team. An effective roadmap though, is not an easy thing to create, since product development usually goes hand in hand with unexpected changes, setbacks and all kinds of panic attacks ( Agile, anyone? ). Talk about engineering constraints.

What's Organizational Intellectricity & Why Does It Matter?


That is, it is both the necessary innovation required to deal with specific challenges – problems to solve, designs to create, research to conduct – and the background percolation of new ideas. What’s going to make the difference for an organization?

How to Polish Your e-Learning Development Cycle: Catch and Bash Bugs the Right Way


The problem is how to do it. What’s needed is an issue-management system that makes sure no issue is found and then forgotten, and which also ensures that any problems are addressed in order of importance.

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How L&D Can Deliver Real Strategic Impact to the Organization

Enyota Learning

This means they must be agile and willing to pivot—find tactical as well as strategic ways quickly. Learning and development departments can help build the engine for this agility. We keep saying that Learning and Development departments are crucial to an organization’s success.

Dev Corner - Interview with Dennis Cornwell

TechSmith Camtasia

For this week's Dev Corner post, Jared Wein and Randall Brown interviewed one of our software engineering interns at TechSmith, Dennis Cornwell (DC). DC: My name is Dennis Cornwell, and I'm a Software Engineering Intern on Jing Team for the Windows platform.

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Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]


This way, they are highly familiar with the problem they address, the audience impacted by it and the payoff is immediate: fewer questions per month so more time to do something else. Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits.

Can Soft Skills Be Learned?


Even more surprisingly, hard skills in maths, science, technology, and engineering were ranked dead last – at Google! Agility and innovation. These are the secret weapons that make organizations more agile, creative, and successful. Picture a team working at Google.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Examples abound of companies that were once household names that became extinct because they did not successfully shift from a static managing hands model to a more agile and dynamic managing minds approach: Compaq, E.F. They failed to heed their own engineers, who told them that instant film was an idea whose time had come and gone. Their work is the product of their thinking, creativity, and problem solving.

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The Five Laws of Organizational Transformation

Learning Wire

No matter where I go, people ask me the same questions everywhere: – “How do we scale agility to large organizations?” ” – “How do we stay agile when we’re growing very fast?” The problem is, most organizational change is not fun.

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