P01 Agile Project Management for eLearning
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, March 24
On time. In budget. What they need (even if that changes!). These are moving targets, and yet you’re expected to deliver all three. The software development industry is embracing agile to address these 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 for working with the client to deliver the content most needed by learners.
In this session, you’ll learn about the agile project management methods adapted specifically for instructional design and development projects—the lot like agile methods approach (LLAMA)—and how to use them on the job. You’ll learn about the tools and supplies needed and how to choose a project to pilot. You’ll use agile tools and techniques for estimating, planning, and managing a design and development project. This recently updated workshop includes subtracks added to support project managers working on LMS or LRS implementations and for xAPI and other projects with a heavier software component, along with its traditional eLearning development focus.
In this session, you will learn:
- To build the business case for agile—LLAMA specifically—and iterative development with SMEs, project sponsors, and your own team
- To kick off projects and create a shared definition of scope and action-focused eLearning people actually want to take
- To estimate and plan the project so you arrive on time and in budget
- To build the environment to support an agile project team
Designers, developers, and managers.
An interest in understanding agile project management methods and a desire to improve the overall health of your projects.
discussed in this session:
LLAMA—agile project management.
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Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to [execution] design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has more than 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting . TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and BrandonHall (2012, 2014, 2016) awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and Learning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016 and 2017. Megan is a speaker and author in the learning industry, and creator of LLAMA, the Agile project management approach for instructional design and development projects. TorranceLearning also hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort.