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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS108 LLAMA: Agile Project Management for eLearning 101

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 22

Management and Strategy

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On time. Within 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 methods to address these issues, and there is much that the eLearning development world can learn from it. Agile provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens and working with the client to deliver content that learners need most.

In this session, you will learn about the agile project management methods adapted specifically for the instructional design and development “Lot Like Agile Methods Approach” (LLAMA) and how you can use them on the job. You’ll learn about the tools and supplies you need and how to choose a project to pilot. You’ll also see how agile supports estimating, planning, and managing tasks in an eLearning design and development project.

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, create a shared definition of scope, and create action-focused eLearning that people actually want to take
  • How to estimate and plan a project so you arrive on time and on budget
  • How to build the environment to support an agile project team

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Megan Torrance



Megan Torrance is the CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and Brandon Hall (2012, 2014, 2016) awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best in Show awards (2016, 2017). Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management, and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in communication and an MBA.

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