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Agile for Instructional Designers

Friday, October 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Megan Torrance, CEO, TorranceLearning

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On time. Within budget. What they need (even if that changes!). These are moving targets, yet you're expected to deliver all three. The software development industry is embracing Agile project management to address these issues, and there is much that learning and development can learn from them. In this one-hour webcast drawing on her new book Agile for Instructional Design, author Megan Torrance will share how these Agile techniques can be applied in an instructional design setting.

Agile provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens and working with the project sponsor to deliver the content learners need the most. But software development projects face different challenges and have different needs than instructional design projects. Learn what you can borrow from this useful mindset and approach—and what you need to shape specifically for an instructional or learning experience type of project.


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Megan Torrance
Megan Torrance

CEO, TorranceLearning

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 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.

Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA®, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide. TorranceLearning projects have won several Brandon Hall Group awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016/2017 with xAPI projects. TorranceLearning is a 2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Communication and an MBA, Megan lives and works near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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