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Debate: Agile or Not? Premium Content

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The argument: Agile is the better method for developing learning solutions.

ADDIE, SAM, waterfall, Agile—all are approaches that can be used by L&D professionals. And all have their advantages and disadvantages. Overall, however, does Agile come out on top?

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  • JF (Jean-François) Goldstyn is chief learning officer at Software Quality Systems, a global IT professional services firm headquartered in Cologne, Germany. He is responsible for all internal learning and the Academy, a corporate technical training division of SQS.

  • Abid Quereshi is an active developer, DevOps consultant, and Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach. At Software Quality Systems he is an associate director responsible for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) services and capability.

  • Lou Russell

    Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of the ATD Press books Project Management for Trainers, Leadership Training and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management, among other titles. In addition to her many books, she contributes frequently to Computer World, Cutter Executive Reports, and Network World, among others, and publishes Learning Flash, an electronic newsletter.

    Lou speaks at several national and international conferences, such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a master's degree in instructional technology from Indiana University.


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