Agile Courseware

Presentation Abstract

Raytheon shares their journey and experiences applying Lean and Agile principles from other disciplines into an improved way of developing training courseware. Agile Courseware is aimed at helping you make courseware more quickly.

Kevin Lanham shares Raytheon’s lessons of success to help you calibrate your expectations. He’ll also warn of common struggles while translating Agile and Lean into training product development to ease your journey.

Kevin also shares:

  • Executive level considerations for CLOs and VPs considering new Agile Courseware initiatives
  • How teams can execute projects quickly enough so that timely interventions address the current business need
  • How Agile Courseware impacts ADDIE and the changes for instructional designers
  • How to mitigate risk and how to troubleshoot problems
  • How managers and teams can visualize progress to stay informed
  • Shows the new and the experienced with Agile how to adapt it to learning and development

We’ll offer the entire audience our free ebook, Agile Courseware—How Teams Can Make More Learning Experiences in Less Time.

What can the audience expect to learn?

  • Learn how we improve our development cycle times
  • Having improved chances of leading successful projects
  • Having an environment that provides more information without micromanagement
  • Reduced uncertainty from the technologies injected into the learning experiences
  • Gain a means of gaining visibility into complex technology components that are work in-process

This presentation will show you how applying Lean-Agile principles can help you get 15% – 50% improvements in your training development cycle time and significant reductions in risk using Lean and Agile, especially as training incorporates more complex technology components. You will learn what Lean-Agile has to do with traditional ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation) for Raytheon.  Because Agile is an umbrella term, we’ll share the specific Agile methods we use.

These methods can also help in managing staff or suppliers for technology components for training that are software-driven. Lean-Agile principles work for training from mobile learning to 3D game-engine based immersive environments. Lean-Agile principles will also work for technical documentation, and they will work for supporting media development.

Raytheon will share their experiences applying Lean-Agile principles in training. You’ll learn what went well and what to avoid. We’ll share how we adapted our approach with customers, both internal and external when introducing Lean-Agile for training.

Meet the Presenter

Kevin Lanham is an Engineering Manager for the Engineering Training and Logistics Services (T&LS) area of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information, and Services business since September 2013. IIS provides cybersecurity products and services. It also offers a full range of training, space, logistics and engineering solutions for government and civilian customers. He leads training solution designs for pursuits, and stands up execution teams upon award, orchestrating teams of talented training professionals. Solutions include group-paced live, virtual training, simulations, and self-paced distance eLearning on computers and mobile devices. Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world.  Lanham joined Raytheon as a Training Manager in September 2010.

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