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1 Program Management School Agile & ADDIE Add-Up (AAAU) Elliott Masies Learning 2012 October 21-24, 2012

2 Jeff Kachik –Program Manager, Program Management School Deborah Gadsden –Director of Operations, Program Management School Presenters

3 1.Undefined and changing requirements 2.Lack of stakeholder/executive involvement 3.Clear measures of success are undefined 4.Too much in too little time 5.Financial estimates are poor Why Projects Fail

4 Agile is a framework that focuses on teams that can adapt to change and deliver products early, often and consistently, in accordance with business priorities. What is Agile?

5 AGILE Scrum Master Product Owner SMEs Development Team Agile Terminology

6 We value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Completed functionality over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan While there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. The Agile Manifesto: What Does It Mean?

7 Documentation is not necessary Processes are not necessary No need to follow a plan Agile cannot be audited I ll-disciplined means of development Testing is not needed Agile is always the best approach Misconceptions About Agile

8 Recognize problems sooner Incremental development Stakeholder involvement early in the process Focused attention on work/deadlines Build efficiencies daily Urgency Continuous improvement Quality Benefits of Agile

9 Based on a 7 year study of MITs Human Dynamics Laboratory Observed people in 21 organizations Studied communication patterns of some 2,500 plus people for six weeks at a time Key to Agile Effectiveness – Great Teams Harvard Business Review, April 2012

10 Collected Sociometrics or measures of how people interact A teams success can be predicted by simply looking at data without even meeting its members MIT found that: The most valuable form of communication is face-to- face. E-mail and texting are the least valuable. Key to Agile Effectiveness – Great Teams Contd

11 Successful teams share several defining characteristics: Members talk and listen in equal measure Members face one another; gestures are energetic Members connect directly with one another – not just the team leader Members carry on back channel or side conversations within the team Members break, go exploring outside the team, and bring back information Talent contributes far less than communication skills! Key to Agile Effectiveness – Great Teams Contd

12 Applying Agile – Where Do We Begin?

13 Represents what customers need and value Ideally, each backlog item should answer: –Who is the user? –What does the user need to do? –Why does the user need to do that? In the simplest terms, the Backlog answers the questions, What are we building, and why are we building it? Building the Backlog

14 Based on Scrum in Rugby Advancing the ball together Conducted daily Should last no more than 15 minutes Scrum answers three questions: –What I did yesterday? –What Im working on today? –Are there barriers inhibiting my work? Scrum

15 Backlog review Extreme focus on work Completion of Backlog Time focused - 2 to 3 weeks Resourcing Team publicly commits work Product owner and development team select user stories to meet iteration goal Sprint

16 Release is a stand alone measure of value Release planning answers three questions: –When do we want to release? –What is the priority of each story? –What would you like in the release? MoSCoW Rules Must have Should have Could have Wont have this time Release Planning

17 Backlog Work in progress To do Acceptance testing Done Using Kanban Boards vs. Software Tools

18 Agile ADDIE Add Up

19 Agile & ADDIE Add-Up (AAAU) Learning Story

20 Develop the course in three months Meet certification requirements Use Agile-ADDIE for complex 32- hour course No standards - No processes - No templates Contractors brand new to VA and to each other 20 The Challenge

21 Take the best of classroom methodology and make it virtual –Interactive learning environment –Problem-based learning activities –Highly engaging –Visually appealing –Innovative –Integrate instructor led with e-learning characteristics –Go green 21 The Vision Test your technology



24 24 Evaluation Results Scale 1 to 5 with 5 being the best Creativity beyond the norm

25 Evaluation Results Contd Delivered 6 sessions and 2 pilot sessions to over 150 participants

26 Questions

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