P10 Agile Project Management for eLearning
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, September 29
The software development industry is embracing agile to address project management issues, and there is much that the eLearning development world can learn from them. Agile provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens and working with the client to deliver the content most needed by learners. LLAMA (the “lot like agile methods approach”) adapts the agile approach for instructional design and development projects.
In this workshop you will learn about agile project management methods and how project teams actually use them on the job. You’ll discover the tools and supplies you need, how to choose a project to pilot, and how to train your team. You will explore how agile techniques improve centralization of information, keep a project on track, track hours and resources more easily, and define clear and measureable job tasks. This workshop will focus on actual how-tos, using hands-on and minds-on activities that you can apply to your actual work.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to build the business case for agile (LLAMA specifically) and iterative development with SMEs, project sponsors, and your own team
- How to kick off projects and create a shared definition of scope and action-focused eLearning people actually want to take
- How to estimate and plan the project so you arrive on time and within budget
- How to build the environment to support an agile project team
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers with project management roles (or those aspiring to be project managers) and who work with several (or more) team members.
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has more than 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting . Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Executive Leadership curriculum.