Faster Training Development with Agile Project Management

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2018 - March 29, 2018

Michael Long

Lead Talent Development Specialist
Spectrum Health

Many training teams end up spinning their wheels because of too many subject matter experts, too much feedback from stakeholders, or too much time trying to figure out the “perfect” solution; all these can lead to drawn-out development that doesn’t create a better product in the end. Spectrum Health University suffered from all of these issues. They needed a way to get training developed more quickly and efficiently.

In this session, you will learn how to speed up your training development processes without compromising quality. Whether you create eLearning, instructor-led training, or performance support, you’ll come away with effective project management techniques that will work for you. You’ll explore how to break a large project down into deliverable chunks and how to track progress throughout the project. You’ll also learn how to gain buy-in from your team, managers, and clients. You’ll take techniques from agile project management and see how they work (or don’t) with learning design and development.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use visual task management to track deliverables
  • How to plan and run daily check-in huddles
  • How to break down a big project into small, manageable chunks
  • How to avoid the biggest momentum-killing traps in training development


Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Discussion (not demonstration) of Jira.


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