Using Agile Methods for HR & Learning Projects


The Agile Manifesto released in 2001, outlined a more flexible approach to software development based iterative development, where solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.Since then, Agile methods (an umbrella term covering SCRUM, KanBan, Extreme Programming etc) have been extensively used in IT are increasingly being used in other domains such as marketing and HR/L&D.

While Agile methods are malleable to work in other domains, its basics principles and philosophy may not mesh well in “top-down” hierarchical organisations. In this webinar, an experienced panel explores the opportunities for using Agile methods in HR/L&D and the challenges faced.

Date & Time: Thur, 1st Feb 2018

  • Sydney: 1 – 2 pm
  • Singapore: 10 – 11 am

We discuss

  • A quick introduction to Agile methods and principles.
  • Identify opportunities and benefits of using Agile methods in HR/L&D
  • Roadmap to use Agile methods in HR/L&D including the required team capabilities.

Jeevan Joshi LearningCafe

Aaron Tooth – Aaron has facilitated a variety of different work in the finance and digital domains including  Scrum, Kanban and SAFe. Aaron believes that agile landscape provides a rich tapestry of tools that solve problems, success tends to be found in the ability to finding the right tool for the situation. The tools Aaron most often use are; Sociocracy 3.0, Scrum and Kanban. Aaron is a Scrum Master at Westpac Group.

Jeevan Joshi – Jeevan certified Scrum Master and experienced Project Manager in HR & Learning. He is the founder of CapabilityCafé & LearningCafe.

General question: the difference between Agile and Scrum?
* Jeevan: Agile is umbrella term includes Scrum, Kanban etc
How does agile fit with design thinking?
* Jeevan: Often work together. The initial thinking is usually done by design thinking and it is built using scrum etc. There is an overlap
* Jeevan: Article –

How does the waterfall fit in?
Jeevan : Mark there are slides coming up

Is there a need then for a project manager if there is a scrum master on a project?
* Jeevan : No. It is the team that assigns and manages itself