Agile?

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 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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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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What Is Agile Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. Agile is a fresh approach to learning design that takes the ADDIE model to a new level. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design. IT STARTED WITH A PROBLEM. ” The Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Content New Value gomolearning.com @gomolearning A common problem for organizations who. problems for you further down the line. solved major L&D problems by switching their model to one that. this agility. In a compliance context, considerable problems can be.

Is your Instructor Led Training Agile?

mLevel

Is Your Instructor Led Training Agile? Agile is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. Of course, everything from software development to project management is agile these days, yes, even learning – but it’s limited to the learning creation side of the business. As technology has evolved in the training space, we as learning professionals now have an opportunity to make our instructor led training (ILT) – be it virtual or in person – agile as well.

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Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. The difference between a classic waterfall approach and an agile one is way more than applying a different set of tools and techniques, it is a different state of mind. For me his theory describes the very essence of management but it also applies to an agile approach. The manager (or in case of a project, the client) has to define the problem and set the goals.

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The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation

KnowledgeCity

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? Strategic agility refers to the ability of an organization to stay competitive in their market by using innovative ideas to adjust and adapt to changing markets.

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Which came first: Agile or Culture?

Torrance Learning

We get asked the proverbial chicken and egg question a lot: which came first our LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Management Approach) project management or our communicative, accommodating culture? Agile is about more than just project management; it’s a way of perceiving success, communicating and prioritizing the most important work. In other words, Agile is embedded in the culture. But not everyone is as comfortable with the flexibility that Agile requires.

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Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Modern organizations need agile learners. In other words, they must be agile learners. As I wrote in a previous blog post, at least three definitions of learning agility are being used in the field. In Learning About Learning Agility , a white paper from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership, the authors argue that agile learners are life-long learners. They write that agile learners….

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Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. He shared his experiences on agile development with me and I thought that that would add to my story, so here it is. Someone will have a better idea, a problem changes things downstream, etc, etc; especially in the larger projects. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Is your Instructor Led Training Agile?

mLevel

Is Your Instructor Led Training Agile? Agile is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. Of course, everything from software development to project management is agile these days, yes, even learning – but it’s limited to the learning creation side of the business. As technology has evolved in the training space, we as learning professionals now have an opportunity to make our instructor led training (ILT) – be it virtual or in person – agile as well.

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

Agile innovation, the profitable application of creativity, aims to design breakthrough solutions that optimize efficiency, improve market position through new product development or result in new enterprise structures. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that in a recent Center for Creative Leadership online survey of more than 500 global leaders, 53 percent chose agile innovation as one of the top trends to impact their businesses over the next five years.

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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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On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

In software development we have the same problem. We did e-Learning development through waterfall models for years, but now we have the agile approach. We do our software development at easygenerator through an agile method and I love it! Sumeet Moghe wrote a post in his blog ‘ The Learning Generalist ‘ on agile content development. They describe why they turned to an agile approach, how it works, lessons learned, tools to use and why it works for them.

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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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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. Adaptive expertise brings open-ended inquiry to the problem and not a pre-defined solution.

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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. He is looking for people who can apply both analysis and synthesis to solving problems and who can do this quickly in the course of their work.

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Enterprise Social’s Last Mile Problem

The Simple Shift

It’s easy to access It resembles consumer social platforms Intuitive and familiar features and functions Positive business positioning around collaboration, innovation, agility These however are just the first 25.2 Enterprise social tech does so much right. miles of the marathon; the tech is easy, engaging, familiar. What enterprise social doesn’t get right though is the […]. Culture enterprise 2.0 social platforms social tools

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. Academia alone are not the keyholders to the new world of work anymore — they too had to become agile by fire. As the sector continues to evolve, it survives by being agile by fire.

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Leverage points for organizational agility

Clark Quinn

I have no problem with market data also , but I definitely think that the organization benefits to the extent that it supports human sense-making as well. And I also think a culture for agility comes from a different ‘space’ than does a rabid focus on numerics. I received some feedback on my post on Organizational Knowledge Mastery.

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I lost my agile virginity

Challenge to Learn

We do software development through an agile approach. I knew a bit about agile software development, but I was never really a part of the process. That is literary a (very short) meeting where everybody stands and tells what he is working on at what problems they encounter. Ergo: Agile works for me. agile software development e-Learning EasyGeneratorIn the past two weeks we started working on the newest version of easygenerator.

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Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

” Competencies were thought to demonstrate what great looks like, but the problem is they are retrospective, not prospective. 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. Learning agility can be a leadership game-changer.

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What is Agile eLearning?

LearnUpon

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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Developing Unique Solutions for Unique Problems: An Afternoon in Training Industry’s Design Thinking Master Class

Training Industry

Developing Unique Solutions for Unique Problems: An Afternoon in Training Industry’s Design Thinking Master Class - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry. Uncategorized adaptability agility brainstorming Content Development creativity design thinking design thinking master class empathy Feedback idea sharing prototyping resilience

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Like Kasper, I'm very familiar with Agile in software development. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. Making Change Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors. -

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Agility – the superpower of the modern employee

Matrix

It’s no coincidence that all these extraordinary characters are first and foremost agile – it is the superpower all of us need in today’s rapidly changing world. 3 Steps in developing employee agility. Organizations need their employees to be agile and strive to provide the appropriate tools and training programs for this to happen. Here are the three basic skills necessary to develop agility.

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Admiring the Problem of Moving to a Performance Paradigm

Living in Learning

AGILE EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Sustained Capability learning ecosystem learning readiness moments of need performance paradigm performance support We have managed to become unconsciously competent in the "discipline" of Training – not to be confused with the "tactics" of Training.

Agile eLearning development (3): Best practices, Demo’s, user stories and backlog

Challenge to Learn

In the previous post on agile eLearning development I wrote about culture. Agile development offers a range of best practices that are relatively easy to implement. Agile development works in short sprints (one or 2 weeks). You don’t have to implement an agile process to do this. The heart of agile development is formed by the user stories. A user story can be initiated by an idea or a problem (bug). Post 3: Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems. It defines wicked problems thus: A wicked problem is one for which each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem. The article further elucidates the characteristics of wicked problems.

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. You dig deep into the whys of an issue such as delayed production in order to understand the root cause of that problem. For starters, the negative reviews are perfect for identifying problems with customer experience.

Choose Agility, Choose Stability

Learning Wire

Well, the answer is simple: agility. What is agility? Agility, as defined by Christopher Worley, is the ability to make timely, effective and sustained change when and where it provides a performance advantage for the organization. Simply said, agility is the structure and knowledge that is required to make changes when necessary. In an organization like Unilever, agility is at the center of their corporate politics. And for that, you will need 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. In their Harvard Business Review article, “Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse,” Alison Reynolds and David Lewis tracked 100 groups of executives over 12 years and found that cognitive diversity — differences in perspective and information processing styles — led to higher performance.

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Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

Allego

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? Before long, you have a social-media-style thread – a rich, rolling commentary in which people engage with you and each other, sharing insights that will solve a problem. The post Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

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Why developing an agile mindset is crucial for business success

Matrix

But even more so is the mindset derived from this one and tailored specifically toward dealing with constant transformation: the Agile Mindset. Characteristics of an agile mindset. Since it mostly has to do with welcoming, embracing, and making the most of change, the agile mindset is itself rather flexible – there are no set-in-stone rules. In the words of Todd Little , CEO of Lean Kanban “The core of Agile is recognizing that we need to get to and maintain an Agile mindset.

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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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