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Course: Fast, Good & Cheap

Fast, Good & Cheap

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

In this course we’ll teach you how to use some of the same techniques that companies like Apple use to deliver high quality software, to quickly design and deliver high quality learning solutions.

The techniques that we’ll cover in this class are not just theoretical. They are based on the real life experiences of training professionals and learning organizations that have made the switch from ISD to Agile.

These organizations and individuals were able to reduce the time required to develop and deliver training solutions, achieve world class customer satisfaction scores, and enjoy increased employee engagement scores. More importantly, agile allowed these organizations to align learning outputs with business strategy and gain the trust and admiration of their business stakeholders.

We’ve divided this course into 5 sections.

In section 1 we provide you with a background of agile so that you can become familiar with its philosophy and terminology

In Section 2 we teach you how to assess your organization to determine if your team is ready for agile.

In Section 3 we teach you step by step how to design and develop your training programs using agile.

In Section 4 we cover how to determine if Agile is working and how to report the results to your business stakeholders, finally

In Section 5 we focus on leadership. In this section we’ll teach you how to lead an agile learning team.

As a learning development professional who’s spent more years than I’d like to count trying to find ways of demonstrate the value of my teams learning solutions to business stakeholders, I can tell you first hand that Agile is a game changer.

I’m sure that this course will help you learn new ways to develop fast, good, and cheap learning content.

Who this course is for:

  • Training Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Training Executives
Basic knowledge
  • Students interested in this course should have a basic understanding of instructional system design (ISD)
What you will learn
  • 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
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 30
Total Duration: 01:50:18
An Introduction To Agile
  • Introduction To Section 1  

    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’ll be able to:

    • Explain just why trainers should use agile development
    • Explain the importance of the agile manifesto and the agile principles, and 
    • Explain the differences between various approaches to Agile, and 
    • Decide which version of agile to use in your organization
  • Before You Begin  

    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.

  • Understanding the Importance of Agile  

    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.

  • What is Agile  

    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.

  • What is The Agile Manifesto?  

    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.

  • What Are Some Different Agile Methodologies?  

    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. 

  • The Agile Ecosystem  

    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.

  • What is the Agile Process?  
  • What We Covered In Section 1  

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

Assessing Your Organization (How to Determine if Your Team is Ready For Agile)
  • Introduction to Section 2  

    Welcome to section 2 of the how to develop training that’s fast good and cheap course. Let’s face it, if organization and the individuals that make up the organization are not ready for change, it’s not going to happen. In this section we’ll share some of the tools and techniques that you can use to to determine if your organization and its employees are real for agile. We’ll also share some approaches that you can use to prepare them for the change. Please don’t skip these videos.

  • Why Assess Readiness?  
  • How To Assess Your Team's Readiness (Part 1)  
  • How To Assess Your Team's Readiness (Part 2)  
  • What We Covered in Section 2  
Using Agile To Develop Fast, Good & Cheap Learning Content
  • Introduction to Section 3  

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

  • How to Identify What Customers Want? (Establishing a Backlog)  

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

  • How to Determine the Most Important Projects? (Prioritization)  

    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.

  • How to Gain a Deeper Understanding?  

    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.

  • How to Determine the Size of Your Project  
  • How to Determine What to Work on Right Now?  
  • What We Covered in Section 3  
How To Determine if Agile is Working?
  • Section 4 Introduction  

    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.

  • Thoughts on Training Evaluation  
  • How to Evaluate the Efficiency of Your Training Team?  
  • What We Covered in Section 4  
  • How to Evaluate the Organizational Impact of Your Programs  
Agile Leadership for Trainers
  • Introduction to Section 5  
  • What to Consider When Organizing Your Team to Support Agile  
  • What do Learning Leaders Say About Agile?  
  • What We Covered in Section 5  
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