Do you have a person hanging around your agile team who is responsible for training clients or end-users on a product or service you are developing?  (Or, maybe you are a learning professional (a trainer, instructional designer, e-learning developer, or curriculum designer) embedded with an agile team?) Who are they? What do they want? What can they do for your agile team? Leveraging insights from learning professionals working with agile projects, this session will explain the role of a learning professional; offer some potential benefits of having a learning professional embedded on an agile team; and offer some practical tips for a successful relationship between agile teams and learning professionals.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Learning Professionals in an Agile World:
    • Who are they?
    • Why are they bothering my team?
    • Why should I care?
    • What can they do for me?
  2. Tips for learning professionals and agile teams
    • Having a common language
    • Having a common understanding of the process
    • Building and encouraging relationships between your learning professional and your agile team
    • Building and encourage relationship between your learning professional and your client/end users
    • Leveraging learning professional's need for familiarity with the product or service

Learning Outcome

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to explain what a learning professional is; recognize how an agile team can benefit from the relationship with the learning professionals to improve the product or service an agile team is developing;  and list some strategies to foster a successful relationship.

Target Audience

Agile team members or agile leaders who have learning professionals assigned to their agile projects; individuals responsible for developing end-user or client training for products developed with an agile methodology

Prerequisite

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 day ago
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    Mike, Crystal,

    Is "learning professional" insider lingo for "teacher or trainer?" If this isn't clear to me, I doubt if it will be clear to your target audience. I suggest reworking your description so that your target audience can recognize themselves and their needs in it.

     - George

    • Mike Coffey
      By Mike Coffey  ~  1 day ago
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      Thanks for the feedback George. Learning professional is a term in the training industry that is often used to be all encompassing. It can include trainer, instructional designer, developer, curriculum developer, etc. Basically, any professional responsible for the learning of a client, end-user, etc. on the project. However, given your comment and knowledge of audience, happy to clarify. - Mike

       


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