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Why the Agile methodology can flourish in modern Learning Development

Matt

August 19, 2020

Learning development has undergone a lot of shifts and evolutions over the past few years. From areas such as Micro-Learning Development, Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) and Gamification, there are so many wonderful new tools and applications to help improve training, but has the internal process of the training development team evolved at the same pace?

For larger training development projects, traditional project management tends to bog down the process and leave large amounts of lag time before changes can be made. Shifting to a new tool such as Gamification may not see the light of day for years. But what if there was a way to make changes quicker, easier and more efficiently?

Enter Agile.

Compared to a traditional methodology such as Waterfall, Agile allows for:

  • Greater Flexibility during Development
  • Increased Client Involvement
  • High Quality Products/Services
  • Faster Time to Market

Agile presents some strong benefits to a training development team and their clients, but it can also present some unique challenges. It’s important to take both factors into account to determine whether your company should adopt an Agile methodology to training development.

In the full article, we provide a more in-depth explanation of what Agile is, how it differs from traditional project management and how it can benefit (or hinder) you in your Learning Development goals. This allows you to make an informed decision for your team.

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