Virtual 2-Day Workshop: LLAMA - Agile Project Management for Instructional Designers - Instructional Design CoP

  • 22 Jun 2022
  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 22 Jun 2022, 10:30 AM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 23 Jun 2022, 10:30 AM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom
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This event facilitated by TorranceLearning  is offered at a discounted price and aligns with the Personal and Professional Application of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model.

Agile is a project management approach that provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens. It’s commonly used in the software development space and gaining traction with the learning and development industry. TorranceLearning has adapted Agile methods for instructional design and development projects – we call it the LLAMA® (the Lot Like Agile Management Approach) — and we’ve been teaching and writing about it since 2012.

In this  virtual 2-day workshop, you will learn about the Agile project management methods we’ve adapted and how our project teams actually use them on the job. Discover more about how Agile techniques improve centralizing information, keeping a project on track, tracking hours and resources more easily, and defining clear and measurable job tasks. We like to do this with hands-on, minds-on activities that you can apply at work. This lets you grapple with the questions Agile raises in a real-work situation and aids in the transfer to the job afterward because the hard work of getting started has already happened in the classroom.

At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Build the business case for Agile, LLAMA specifically, and iterative development with SMEs, project sponsors and your own team
  • Kick off projects in a way that helps you gather important information, create a shared definition of scope, and create really action-focused eLearning people actually want to take
  • Estimate and plan the project so you arrive on time, in budget
  • Build the environment to support an Agile project team

The workshop AGENDA includes:

Day 1

  • Building the case for Agile
  • Describing Agile & LLAMA to others
  • Kicking off the Agile Project
  • Defining Learner Personas
  • Defining Scope for the Project

Day 2

  • Defining & estimate tasks
  • Planning the project
  • Delivering on iterations
  • Putting Agile practices in action


  • Early bird sign up will enter into a drawing for a free 30-minute consultation with Megan
  • A raffle drawing will be done each day of the workshop

Presenter:  Megan Torrance

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.

Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide. TorranceLearning projects have won several Brandon Hall Group awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back Learning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016/2017 with xAPI projects. TorranceLearning is a 2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. In 2019, the Learning Guild named Megan as a Guild Master for her contributions to professional development in the workplace L&D industry.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Communication and an MBA, and an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Leadership curriculum, Megan lives and works near Ann Arbor, Michigan.