Developing and Measuring Training The Agile Way

How to Use Agile Methodology for Developing & Measuring Learning.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the concepts of agile. It will expose you to agile tools that you can use right away on your jobs. It will introduce you to a proven methodology that can be easily implemented, and it will allow you and your organization to immediately realize the benefit of using agile for training and development.

What are the requirements?

  • Students interested in this course should have a basic understanding of instructional system design (ISD)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to successfully implement agile in your training organization
  • You will learn how to identify and prioritize your business partners learning requirements
  • You will learn how to decompose large learning solutions into smaller deliverables that can be delivered within two weeks
  • You will learn how to develop learning solutions using the scrum process
  • You will learn how to successfully facilitate the various agile events

Who is the target audience?

  • Training Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Training Executives

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Section 1: Introduction To Agile

This section is “An introduction to Agile.” It will provide you with a basic background and a general understanding of agile development. When you’ve completed this section, you will have a good understanding of Agile and as a result, you’ll be able to explain just why trainers should use agile development. You will also be able to explain the importance of the agile manifesto and the agile principles. Most importantly for you as a training professional however is that you will be able to explain the differences between various approaches to agile. This will allow you to decide which version of agile to use in your organization.


This video will discuss just why the topic of agile for training and development is an important topic for training professionals like you to discuss.


This video will provide you with the background that will need in order to understand what we’re going to teach you later in the course. It will help you understand agile, by providing you with a good working definition of the process. When you complete this section you’ll also be able to identify the attributes of the agile methodology and the historic events that allowed it to evolve into what it is today.


In this video we’ll provide more rational for training departments to adopt the agile methodology. We’ll make the case for training professionals to use agile as a development approach. We’ll look at some additional challenges facing today’s training organization. We’ll take a look at the current approaches to developing training programs and discuss their shortcomings by comparing them to the software development methodologies that they mimic. Finally, we’ll look at one other attempt to introduce an iterative approach to training development.


In this video we’re going to discuss the agile manifesto. The agile manifesto is a collection to the views that the founders of the approach have about how software should be developed. When you complete this lecture you’ll be able to make training development decisions that are aligned with the values of agile.


In this video we teach you about the twelve principals that make up the Agile doctrine and how those principals will impact your approach to training development.


In this video we'll teach you about some of the more popular forms of Agile including Extreme Programming, Standard & Poor's, Recipe for Success, and SCRUM.


This video reviews the most important topics that you learned in section one of this course.

Section 2: The Agile Process

This video provides you with an overview of what you will cover in section two of this course.


In this video we teach you about the roles that individuals practicing Agile play, the artifacts or tools that are used by SCRUM practitioners, and the meetings or events that they attend.


In this section we’ll do a walk through of the agile development process. You’ll learn about the roles of the individuals that work on agile teams. You’ll be able to identify the artifacts used by practitioners of Agile and the different types of meetings that agile team members attend. Most importantly you’ll be able to identify step by step what must be accomplished when you use agile.


In this video a training manager who practices agile development discusses how agile was implemented in his organization, the results that his team got as a result of the agile implementation, and some lessons learned about the process.

Section 3: Agile For Training and Development

In this section we’ll teach you how to apply the agile artifacts and events in a training and development environment. When you’re finished with this section you’ll know how to establish and groom a product backlog, how to determine which items move from a product backlog into a sprint backlog, how to facilitate daily scrums, and sprint retrospectives and how to use the burn down chart to measure the progress of your agile training project.


In this video we’re going to discuss how to create and groom the SCRUM product backlog. You’ll learn about the steps required to create a backlog, how to prioritize your projects, how to size your projects and how to decompose your learning solutions into components that can be delivered in one iteration.


This video teaches you how to conduct a sprint.


In this video a SCRUM team member discusses her experience with Agile including, how it compares with other approaches to training and development, its impact on her team, and how it improved the moral of her organization.

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Instructor Biography

Kaliym Islam, Author, Speaker, Strategist

A“fresh voice among the usual author/guru crowd...” who “...brings the credibility of someone who makes a living DOING, rather than TELLING,..”is how Kevin Kurse (The e-Learning Guru) describes Kaliym Islam. This pioneer in the application of business and technology trends to learning programs has the unique ability to identify the connections between business trends, technology and learning, and to facilitate the organizational change required to implement the required solutions. Teams under Mr. Islam’s direction have won International STC awards for innovative learning content, been cited by Josh Bersin as a best practice learning organization, and named finalists in the Chief Learning Officer Learning Elite program.

Mr. Islam is the author of two books – Developing and Measuring Training the Six Sigma Way and Podcasting 101 for Trainers, a contributing author to The HR Handbook, Prussience in Six Sigma DUNDU, and The German e-Learning Handbook, and a featured blogger for Training Industry Inc.

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