agile learning project team

How to Choose the Perfect Agile Learning Project Team

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 …

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Agile Learning: Managing Your Product Backlog in L&D

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 …

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Herding Cats: How to Improve Relations with SMEs on Learning Projects

Should you give your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) a deadline? Of course—she is a team member like everyone else. Should you create a unique user ID for your SME so that she can access your authoring tool? Hmmm—that’s a tough one, as this might incur additional expenses. Questions about working …

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6 Things You Need to Know About Working with SMEs on a Training Project

We write about working with subject matter experts (SMEs) from time to time, in order to share experiences and new insights. SMEs may not be instructional designers but without their expertise, courses cannot be built. With the explosion in the need for learning experiences, the ability to work successfully with …

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L&D Capacity Planning Checklist: 5 Steps to Effective Resource Management

When your L&D team is under pressure to deliver on a mounting pile of training requests, the knee jerk reaction is to look at hiring extra resources to pick up the load. But justifying those extra resources sometimes takes some convincing and some hard data to prove the need for …

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Why Agile Learning is the Engine to Drive Digital Transformation Forward

Digital transformation can be defined as the integration of digital technology and solutions into all aspects of a business’s processes in order to solve problems. While this differs organization to organization and industry to industry, at its core, digital transformation requires a shift in culture and in the way products …

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