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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The evolution from Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering in the edtech world.

Magic EdTech

Problems and Opportunities at the Horizon. Agility and nimbleness to adapt to change/evolution. Adopt Agile methodology for Content/platform development. Yes, that mindset is Quality Engineering (QE). The Pandemic Impact: .


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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. Radical changes will be necessary for companies to become agile learning organizations that will be able to continuously learn and adjust to disruptions more swiftly.

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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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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 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? In our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , we explain the importance of having self-directed, agile learners in our modern organizations. Bock is not looking primarily for programmers and search engine experts. This takes agility.

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

Magic EdTech

Can you begin by sharing your perspective on the role of digital learning and engineering solution providers in the technology sector? AK : Digital Technology has an adoption problem. And finally, digital technology has the last mile problem- teacher ed.

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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. If response is slow, same problem.

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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. Cinch is introducing a new standard which we are calling “ Agile SCORM.” Agile SCORM is based on both principles of SCORM and principles of software engineering. Let’s take a look at how Agile SCORM solves these shortcomings.


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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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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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. The Agile approach recognizes the need for collaboration, faster design solutions, feedback and change for producing business value in our ever faster and more networked society. Agile_Matrix.xls.

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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. SGHS is an Engineering specialist school, so the emphasis is clearly on problem solving, design and implementation of ideas.

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 Masie agreed that the development models ADDIE and AGILE are for a specific kind of classroom — “a person at the front, lots of PowerPoint, teach it so they memorize it.”

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5 Ways to Fix Sales and Marketing Misalignment


How do you fix this problem? Marketing Must Be More Agile. Anticipating where the puck is going to be requires a less static, more agile approach. This more agile approach results in “content produced by subject matter experts,” Donovan said.

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Software Updates Don’t Wait Around – Why Should Your Sales Teams?


9 Metrics to Help You Build a More Effective Sales Engineering Team. This isn’t an uncommon problem. Agile Working Practices Shouldn’t Be Slowing You Down. Infinidat Revolutionizes Sales with Immediately Accessible Templatized Versions of the Latest Product Releases.

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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.

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.

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

Infopro Learning

Here, we’ll discuss the evolution of employee development and how managed learning services can keep your L&D engine at top speed as your organization grows. This business function can be described through other names, such as contractor model, contingent workforce, agile workforce, gig economy, business process outsourcing (BPO), staff augmentation, subcontracting, farming out. The problem here is that not all technology experts are good trainers.

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. We now have multi-device capabilities, social networking, embedded performance support systems, virtual reality, dynamic portals, xAPI analytics, gaming, powerful search engines, and (finally) really good user-generated content! 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. In today’s era, automotive industry is working hard helping workforce in the attainment of soft skills such as communications, problem solving and customer services. Digitization has led to huge revolutions that occur across different business aspects.

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. These statistics show that creating an active learning culture increases productivity through innovation, agility, and engagement. Embrace change and agility as aspects of the work environment. Agility and learning go hand in hand.

How to create learner-focused workplace learning

Learning Pool

L&D has increasingly turned to elearning to address the problem of learner engagement and motivation with some success. But that learning must be continuous and agile to support employees when they need it, as they perform. .

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. Their teams are complaining about their compensation plans, unrealistic quotas, and the fact that they need engineering to put one more feature in place so they can make that big sale they are counting on for the quarter. Agile approaches to Sales Enablement. Applying agile Sales Enablement.

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How Corporate Giants Rely on Human Skills to Get Ahead


Was there a way to get better at creative thinking and problem-solving? The firm finds that this training builds creativity and problem-solving skills for the long haul. Creative Agility: Ideas need to be tested and adjusted.

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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Finding the right touch in no-touch software sales


That said, if you’re a software sales pro, sales engineer or manager, you’re likely rethinking your strategies and processes. Sales Engineer Webinar with John Care. In this on-demand webinar, John explains the skills next generation sales engineers need to help you better understand and advance your career. We’re talking about targets seeing your actual product in-action, solving real-world problems, and if they’re at the controls using your tools to do so, even better.

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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.” Now that the goal is determined and objectives are set, a learning course will appear as an explicit map of simple steps which is no problem to cover for your learners. 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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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? ). You use your product thinking superpowers, you get everyone on board, you define the product, you aim for the right features, you fearlessly tackle problems and you review often. Talk about engineering constraints.

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. It’s about teaching them to identify real problems in the customer value chain, then to build solutions that solve them,” said Robertson, also host of the SiriusXM weekly radio show “Innovation Navigation.” Yet only 6 percent say they are “highly agile today.”. You can’t solve problems purely through inspiration.

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. Done: Presenting about how UX fits into the agile process model at TechSmith. Here's a glimpse inside of TechSmith.

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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. While Cisco had the resources, data, and business directive to simplify this complex and time-consuming mapping problem, many companies are facing the same problem without the resources to solve it. 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.

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. This would bring the risk of having multiple people working on solving the same problem. Project and Issue Tracking Software – Software like JIRA and CA Agile Central are great for tracking defects.

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5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS


A traditional LCMS solves a lot of business problems: Makes it easier to find source files. Supports agile content development processes, empowering your team work more efficiently. An industry-leading engineering culture. Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem.


LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Need to be more agile & change. Problem is that we need a new process; ADDIE has been too much for formal learning. Jay: We need to think about ourselves as business problem solvers. A: What if you can take that one top engineer, have them spend time helping all other engineers in the long run, that’s better. These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

So, even while I scripted storyboards and designed programs for corporate elearning courses, consulted with clients on the best possible means of rolling out elearning in their organization, and suggested elearning solutions befitting their problems--from training engineers and mechanincs on fixing motorbikes to navigating a new software--I was on the constant lookout for an opportunity to put into practice the social and informal learning blend into workplace learning.

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. Learning experiences at Swisscom are engineered to deliver great user experiences to drive engagement via the Docebo platform. Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits.

Using Data & Designing For Performance with Alice Collier-Niblett


This means that we have access to Engineers and Data Analysts. Engineers wouldn’t work on something unless they knew what impact they were going to have and why they needed it for the users. What problems were you experiencing?

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. You both need to move with alacrity to address the problems you know, and allow opportunity to surface new ideas that wouldn’t have emerged otherwise. Rather than replicate an irrelevant past, for all its problems, it’s time to reinvent the organization.