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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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Hiring Challenges in L&D – How to Overcome them Using Agile Talent Solutions

Infopro Learning

How Does Agile Talent Address Learning and Development Challenges? Agile recruitment breaks down the entire hiring challenge into smaller and more manageable pieces which are strategically focused on specific goals. How Do Agile Talent Solutions Benefit Organizations?

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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.

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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5 Misconceptions Instructional Designers Make About Agile Workflows

PulseLearning

We have all at least heard of Agile methodologies. Despite being around for years, Agile is still sometimes touted as “the next big thing.” This popularity has led to multiple interpretations and misconceptions about what Agile actually is, though. Agile is just another buzzword.

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Learning Agility: Everything You Need To Know About It

Disprz

The agile mindset helped businesses like Shree Shakti Enterprise respond promptly to the changing market demands and flourish during the crisis. If the same agility is applied to the learning and development of employees, a company can withstand any business turmoil. Mental agility.

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How to cultivate an agile mindset for employees and teams

Matrix

Generally, when you hear the term “agile,” you likely think of someone who is fast and moves with ease regarding sports or exercise. However, agile has recently become quite a popular term in workplace settings. Why cultivate an agile mindset in the workplace?

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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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The Secret to Organizational Agility? Empowering Your Managers.

Degreed

If you’ve been in the learning and talent space long enough, you’ve probably created a competency model, which leaves little room for organizational agility. The First Steps Towards Organizational Agility. Skills competency model organizational agility Upskilling

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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?

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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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Executive’s guide to developing change agility in your organization

CLO Magazine

Change agility is the key to the future success of your organization and team. In essence, an agile organization can adapt swiftly to a circumstance and revert with an almost instantaneous response to changes in markets, competitors, products, services and customers. A problem solver.

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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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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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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. Crisis Leadership agile innovation Coronavirus covid-19

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Agile learning for the business of border security

CLO Magazine

However, during the agency’s early years, the learning strategy wasn’t always as agile. When there’s a problem or there’s something to face, training is one of the first levers to pull,” Hall says.

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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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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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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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

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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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 - 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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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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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love an Agile Work Environment

Degreed

Rather than ignoring this reality, organizations should build a culture of experimentation by favoring a more agile work environment over long-range planning when innovation is required. What if the problem has changed so dramatically that our solution no longer addresses a need?

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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.

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.

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.

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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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4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning

Axonify

Agility is a requirement. Adaptive learning can make sure every employee is ready to handle any problem, regardless of when it arises. The post 4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning appeared first on Axonify. Every organization is unique—even if we’re in the same industry. We’re in different communities. We’re made up of different people. We have different priorities.

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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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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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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How Learning & HR Technology Drive Agility and Collaboration

Degreed

The underlying problem around this technology is that most L&D systems and resources are isolated. A survey from Sapient Insights Research Group found 37% of respondents were evaluating or planning to replace their learning tools or HR technology within the next two years.

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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.

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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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. The company is working to develop skills, capabilities, knowledge and an agile mindset among its leaders so they can effectively navigate an uncertain future.

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