Popular in the software development space as an approach to project management, when applied to instructional design, Agile provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens and for delivering the content most needed by learners. Agile for Instructional Designers proposes using Agile methodology to manage training projects and highlights where traditional linear processes have failed the business and the end users. Recognizing that software development and instructional design have different needs and outcomes, author Megan Torrance developed the LLAMA methodology. Her approach adapts the common phases of ADDIE to incorporate the incremental, iterative nature of Agile projects. It allows learners to test and evaluate which features or design functions work before they're finalized. It also offers a way to accommodate inevitable mid-project modifications pushed by stakeholders, subject matter experts, or organizational leaders. With templates for goal alignment, learner personas, scope definition, estimating, planning, and iterative development, Agile for Instructional Designers is the resource you need to embrace change in learning and development.
Torrance, M. (2019). Agile for instructional designers - Iterative project management to achieve results. Association for Talent Development.