Spot the Difference: Agile Project Management for eLearning Vs. Software Development

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Keeping pace with organizational change and the constant demand for effective training is a core concern for L&D. Indeed, Agile Learning, along with the associated project management features, can help to overcome these challenges based on one key attribute: collaboration. Agile methodologies support evaluation at each iteration. Evaluation forces teams to collaborate, and such collaboration invariably […]

What is Agile Instructional Design Methodology?

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As learning designers look to respond more quickly to the training needs of the business, many are turning their attention to the potential of working under an Agile instructional design methodology. As a philosophy, Agile enables teams to work faster and more collaboratively so that they can quickly deliver and iterate on market-ready products. While […]

The Best Time To Plan Your Training Project

You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. So, it stands to reason that you wouldn’t build a course or learning experience without a plan in place. Yet so many projects are planned during the kick-off process: what the end product will look like, how much it will cost, when it will be done. At […]

6 Benefits of Conducting Training Project Retrospectives

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If you’ve ever been part of a training project that has gone slightly awry, missed a deadline, or gone over budget, you know how frustrating it can be to watch the same issues rear their heads in subsequent projects. So, how can you and your training team learn from past mistakes and make improvements going […]

4 Ways to Become an Agile Learning Champion in Your Organization

Agile Learning Champion

What’s the best way to show off your expertise and become an Agile Learning champion? By teaching it to others, of course. While we’ve written extensively about how to incorporate Agile Learning methodologies into individual learning projects, L&D should take every opportunity to establish their position as organizational leaders. So, it’s important to promote your […]

Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Get Started in 3 Steps

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The speed of business was already accelerating in a pre-COVID world. But now that we are all feeling the full economic and operational effects of the pandemic, it looks like the way businesses operate will never be truly the same again. While Agile had already been capturing the attention of learning leaders previously, now it […]

Which Agile Learning Methodology is Right for Your Training Team?

Learning and development teams have really begun to sit up and take notice of the benefits of Agile. But admiring from afar and actually implementing Agile methodologies and practices are two different things. If you’ve been thinking about adopting Agile for your training team, this guide is here to help. You’ll learn the ins and […]

Ready, Set, Scrum – Applying Scrum Methodology to Training Projects

Scrum for training development

If you have settled on the Scrum methodology to manage your Agile Learning training projects going forward – congratulations! You’ve chosen one of the most popular forms of Agile to incorporate into your training project teams. But before you dive into your first Sprint, it may be useful to get a more in-depth view of […]

How to Choose the Perfect Agile Learning Project Team

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There’s no arguing with the fact that a shift from traditional project management techniques (or non-existent ones) to Agile can cause doubt and resistance amongst your team. People generally like sticking to what they know. So Agile Learning implementation is as much about effective change management as it is about the new processes and culture […]

Agile Learning: Managing Your Product Backlog in L&D

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Getting the Agile Learning ball rolling takes a deep understanding of how the processes work. But also, the roles and responsibilities of each role on the project team. In many Agile frameworks (including the popular Scrum methodology) the Product Owner is responsible for defining a vision of what he or she wishes to build and […]