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Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development.
Megan is the chief energy officer of TorranceLearning, an eLearning design and development firm. She has spent over two decades knee-deep in projects involving change management, instructional design, consulting, and systems deployment. She and the TorranceLearning team have developed the LLAMA project management approach, blending Agile with instructional design.
- Where Agile started and what it’s about
- How Agile is different than Addie or the waterfall method
- Six key Agile practices that apply to eLearning project management
- How to improve through iteration and making incremental advancements
- Determining what to include in the early iterations
- The meaning of LLAMA and the model
- Reputation of the eLearning industry
- How to run an Agile project adapted for LX design
- Convincing clients that an iterative approach results in the best solution
- Tool recommendations for Agile project management
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- Agile for eLearning
- 6 Things Agile Teams Do Well
- Reconciling ADDIE and Agile
- Adopting an Agile approach in your organization
- 12 Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto
- Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping
- Leaving ADDIE for SAM (book) by Michael Allen: An iterative approach to design and development
- User Stories for Agile
- DominKnow Flow
- Trello: Project management app
- Slack: Team communication app
- One Note: Note-taking app
- Card Colors for Trello: Chrome extension
- Scrum for Trello or Agile Scrum for Trello: Chrome extensions
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Connie Malamed says
Couldn’t have said it better. Totally agree, Helena.
This is why I think we need to look more closely at the UX design approach. We need to create the journey maps, develop the personas to make sure that the training is more closing aligned with the users.