SMM202 An Agile Approach to Learning Development
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 28
Expo Hall: Management & Measurement Stage
Business needs and technology are constantly evolving through cycles of change. Traditional approaches to learning development have had trouble quickly translating a business requirement into an appropriate learning solution available at the moment of need. This delay causes dissatisfaction for the audience for several reasons; most notably, it increases time to competency because learners don’t have the proper learning resources to complete the job. So how can you get faster at designing and developing the learning experiences your audiences need?
In this session, you will learn how to create cross-functional (integrated) teams that can start using agile project management and engage in all steps of the value stream, from analysis to design, development, testing, and release. You will learn how to maintain focus on business value throughout the entire journey by adopting an agile scrum approach. This approach enables frequent deliveries of learning solutions, as well as feedback from your intended audience, and it helps your team speed up your production timelines so you can more quickly create the right learning solutions aligned to the business need.
In this session, you will learn:
- What agile project management is
- About the benefits of using agile
- About the team’s key lessons learned
- How the team used agile methods to develop learning solutions
- About critical components of agile scrum
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), VersionOne.
The Boeing Company
Adam Hadnott is a learning analyst/architect with the Boeing Company. He began his career as an instructor and consultant for computer-aided engineering (CAE) and product lifecycle management (PLM) applications. Following this, he developed quality software for engineering designs. Adam has coached engineers throughout the Boeing enterprise on technical processes and applications, and he led the coaching effort supporting the development of the KC-46 tanker. Currently, Adam is supporting the enterprise-wide implementation of multiple major systems spanning supplier management, engineering, and manufacturing. Throughout his career, he has taken advantage of a variety of formal and informal learning opportunities on numerous subjects.
Innovation and Performance Engineer
The Boeing Company
Fabian Zender is an innovation and performance engineer at the Boeing Company. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, and a passion for data analytics and learning. Fabian leads a multi-university capstone program sponsored by Boeing. He was a product owner for the development of learning solutions supporting the 777X, and is the lead for data analytics within the learning organization. Fabian led the development of standard video processes and templates for learning solutions. He is responsible for technical and data architecture to support learning for the enterprise-wide implementation of software spanning finance, engineering, and manufacturing.