Case Study

Since 2003, we’ve training more than 40,000
engineers across 300 different organizations. Typically, our learning services
are designed to solve a specific problem the organization is experiencing –
often, a problem that is keeping a team from accomplishing a key objective,
causing frustration for all involved.

In our Case Study series, we will explore some of
the unique problems faced by these organizations, and how our approach to technical
learning
has enabled the successful achievement of a strategic goal. This first
installment will review a large investment firm’s complex and unique
application problem, and how our approach helped solve that problem. 

Problem

A
once-valuable, critical business application began to hinder the organization
due to its dated technology and decreased functionality; the development team
was not equipped to replace the application.

As
it became clear that the current business application in question no longer met
their business needs, the investment firm knew it needed a solution that:

  • Leveraged the intellectual property of the existing team
  • Provided a productive environment for the development team to
    explore emerging technologies
  • Did not significantly impact the project schedule

…a
complex problem that fell outside traditional training offerings.

Solution

Through
our Needs Assessment process, we proactively helped the investment firm
identify technical learning requirements across the organization. Each team
member completed a quick survey, designed by our team to gather the best data
while respecting the employee’s privacy.

Once
the surveys were complete, we analyzed the results and strategically
consolidated the learning requirements, making sure to design a plan that
maximized the technical learning budget while meeting the technical learning
needs.

Based
on the business drivers and individuals involved, we created a continuous
learning program that was spread across the software development effort. The
program included a blended learning approach that leveraged our hands-on
training, mentored prototype development and mentoring formats, allowing the
development team to build their skills while they were building a functional
prototype. 

Outcome

The
effectiveness of the learning program allowed the software development team to
successfully build and deliver a functional prototype on time, which replaced
the languishing product.

Is
your organization experiencing frustration with outdated applications? Contact
our consultants today, at (877)
629-5631 or via email, to discuss how we can help alleviate
those frustrations through a customized, effective, and efficient learning
solution.

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