Making Agile Work for Learning

Program Overview

Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven success in design and development of learning. However, ADDIE may be too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. The landscape today is characterised by frequently changing business requirements, incorporation of Web 2.0 elements, short shelf-life of content and the need for clients to see what they are getting (or at least a sample) in the early stages of the process.

Clients are not only looking for compressed delivery schedules, but more flexibility and transparency in the learning design and development process. Also, demands from learning designers are greater than ever, to show clearer linkages between their decisions with business outcomes.

Software development and management has inherited many practices from the manufacturing sector – principles and practices that may not be best suited for the current world of management. Agile provides a way that empowers individual developers to produce value by giving them control of their deliverables, thus enabling measurable and visible progress.

In this highly interactive workshop, we have developed a series of activities to introduce you to Agile and the common pitfalls and ways to overcome them. The activities themselves will also be structured in a way to follow the agile principles – so, you’ll be learning about Agile while practicing Agile.

  • Introduction to Agile
  • Differences between Agile and Waterfall
  • Methods : Introduction to Scrum
  • ADDIE & Agile – Working Together
  • Enterprise Implications
  • Embedding Agile in Learning
  • Processes and Systems Required
  • Team Capability Required

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to describe the philosophy and components of an Agile approach
  • Be able to participate in Agile projects as a team member
  • Be able to understand the difference between ADDIE and Agile and the best way to combine them
  • Develop a roadmap to embed Agile into the current Learning process
  • Create and follow a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to increase proficiency in Agile
  • Live projects or case studies form the backbone of our workshop.
  • Extensive “hands-on” use of technology platforms.
  • Blended design with pre and post-classroom virtual sessions to reinforce learning
  • Sophisticated team based online simulation
  • Online resources
  • Duration – 1 day F2F + ½ day virtual

The workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in working on or with a Scrum team. If you believe your team is following Agile solely because they conduct daily stand ups, then you should attend this workshop.

  • Senior Managers
  • Programmers
  • Testers
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers




  • Sydney – TBC
  • Melbourne – TBC

What to Get

  • Laptop




Jeevan Joshi—Founder LearningCafe & Director KnowledgeWorking. Jeevan over 18 years of experience in the management of the learning and HR functions. He has combined a strategic and “hands on” approach to assist organisations design and transform the learning and HR functions through new business and delivery models. His expertise is fuelled by his passion for learning, anticipation of technology trends, and a focus on costs effective solutions. Jeevan has an MBA in HR from XLRI, Masters in Biotechnology and is a Non-Executive Director at Independent Living Centre (NSW). He was entrepreneurial experience and worked in various roles as a consultant or manager for PWC, Deloitte, Boots Pharm, Westpac, St George Bank, Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Vikram Vetrivel
Vikram is a Scrum Alliance Certified- Scrum Master with over 8 years of experience in practicing Agile methodologies. Vikram began his career with GE Healthcare where he led multiple Agile projects, coordinating and working with teams from India, France, China and the USA. Vikram later transitioned to Philips Healthcare’s Oncology team where he worked with the existing team to introduce them into the Agile framework, setting up the tools and processes for the team to seamlessly transfer into the new working methodology.