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101 Using Iterative Development for Better Project Management
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 20
Successive approximation, rapid prototyping, agile methods—they all call for iterative development. With each iteration, you take a product out to the learners and gather new input into your designs. Does this completely mess with everything you’ve learned about the ADDIE model? How do you know when to stop iterating? How do you convince your project sponsors to go along? Is this just an excuse for releasing shoddy work?
Learn from actual case studies and LLAMA (“lot like agile methods approach”) methods how to create opportunities for iterations as you plan your instructional-design projects. You will explore a number of different iteration approaches, what to do with the information gathered at each cycle, and pitfalls to avoid.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to keep your project on budget and on time
- How to plan iterations for each phase of your project
- When to say “when” to iterations
- What to do with the information you gather
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about agile project management for learning experience design and, of course, the Experience API (xAPI). TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.