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ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects: 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 f...

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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.

WE DISCUSS:

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

TIME: 30 minutes

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RESOURCES:

TorranceLearning
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

TOOLS MENTIONED:

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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