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 You’re Managing Training Projects Wrong

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L&D teams work hard to deliver training that inspires and engages learners while delivering performance-driving organizational impact. So it can be frustrating when you’re managing training projects and continually finding it stressful and challenging. Some of those frustrations include missing deadlines, struggling to work efficiently with stakeholders, dealing with moving goalposts when it comes to […]

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 […]

4 Ways to Measure the Success of Agile Learning

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Agile Learning implementation can be time-consuming and take a lot of dedication. So, once you’re up and running, it’s understandable that you’ll want to realize the benefits ASAP. But to articulate how and why your Agile Learning processes are beneficial, you’ll need structured KPIs to measure results in a meaningful way. The most important thing […]

How to Leverage Capacity Planning to Build a Flexible Training Team Schedule

Making the most out of your resources is a challenge faced by all teams, departments, and organizations. Reducing waste (whether that be budgetary or otherwise) helps to ensure the organization is doing all it can to meet performance objectives. In increasingly fast-paced markets where organizations need to be highly adaptable to survive, it’s more important […]

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

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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 […]

The Role of the Scrum Master on Agile Learning Teams

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When discussing the implementation of Agile, the term Scrum often comes into play. Scrum is one of many frameworks used to implement an Agile process. Put another way, Agile is the philosophy and Scrum is the methodology, or the specific set of rules to follow. According to Scrum.org, Scrum allows teams to work on complex projects […]

The Building Blocks for an Effective Agile Learning Culture

While we’ve written extensively about how to incorporate Agile Learning methodologies into individual learning projects, there should eventually be an Agile culture within an entire organization. Does it seem a bit overboard? It’s not, and it actually is possible. Let’s have a look at how you can get not only your training team on board […]