Seven Facts about Adult Learning

Photo by Enokson

Photo by Enokson

  1. Groups learn faster than individuals
  2. An individual’s commitment is proportionate to personal investment in design
  3. Highly cohesive groups influence each other more than non-cohesive groups
  4. People will be more motivated when they know goals and format
  5. The learner is responsible for learning
  6. People have to see practical connection
  7. An appeal to emotions is by far the most effective way to capture attention and memory

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.