Which came first: Agile or Culture?

By |2017-09-03T13:14:28-04:00August 5th, 2015|Articles, elearning, Instructional Design, LLAMA, News, Project Management|

We get asked the proverbial chicken and egg question a lot: which came first our LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Management Approach) project management or our communicative, accommodating culture? Agile is about more than just project management; it’s a way of perceiving success, communicating and prioritizing the most important work. In [...]

Live Fearlessly

By |2017-09-03T13:14:28-04:00January 5th, 2015|elearning, Instructional Design, LLAMA, News|

One of the biggest cultural shifts that new team members at TorranceLearning face isn't our casual-every-day dress code or the lack of enclosed offices. It’s not the open book finance or the daily sync up sessions. Nope. It’s our fearless estimating. We take an Agile project management approach to estimating: [...]

Namaste, Friends. Find your Office Zen.

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00October 6th, 2014|elearning, News|

Does your work stress you out? We’ve all experienced the squeeze of work-related stress from time to time, but too much stress at the office too often can make a huge dent in your quality of life and decrease your productivity. We’re not okay with that, and we’re actively seeking [...]

How We Use Lean Coffee for Rich Results

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00May 15th, 2014|elearning, News|

“Lean Coffee is a discussion facilitation technique that helps a small group agree on topics and a structure for a discussion that otherwise has no specific agenda.” As a team of project managers, instructional designers, trainers and leaders, we do like our big box of tools and techniques we can [...]

Why do we teach Agile to elearning developers?

By |2017-09-03T13:14:29-04:00April 22nd, 2014|elearning, LLAMA, News|

“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” This is the preamble to the Agile Manifesto (www.agilemanifesto.org) and it’s one of the most important pieces of the whole thing, as far as we’re concerned. It means we’ve learned this by experimenting, by [...]