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What’s the best training solution for my team?

07-Nov-2019 13:02:00 Agile training
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You need to arrange training for members of your team and are wondering 'What’s the best training solution?'

You know what you want.
You know when you want it.

However, you haven’t yet decided whether to send your team members on a public scheduled class, host an on-site class at your offices, ask the team to undertake e-learning at a place of their choice or how about a blend of a range of solutions?


It’s a tough decision, each solution has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this blog series our Team have weighed up the pros, cons and provided some great advice on how you could decide. The solutions we’ll discuss are:

  1. On-site training
  2. Scheduled training
  3. E-learning
  4. Training packages

To guide you through we’ve created an infographic with a step by step guide and helpful tips on what to consider at each stage of your decision-making process.

 

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RADTAC On-site training infographic (with links)

What is on-site training?

On-site training is typically a classroom-based course that Radtac facilitates at a location of your choice and is specifically for members of your team or organisation. It’s closed to public registrations and the team/organisation decide who they wish to participate normally via a demand plan. This type of training can also be referred to as private or off-site training.

Many organisations chose to host on-site training at their offices however to accommodate different requirements some organisations do opt to find an external venue that might provide bigger space, a quieter location etc.

When working with a team or organisation to facilitate on-site training Radtac would provide a highly experienced trainer whose skills and experience match the client.

 

Pros

  • Ease of logistics – Many teams and organisations have deadlines, on-site training allows you to tell us when you’d like the training, where you’d like the training to ensure its accommodating to your team, timeframes and where your team are located.
  • Custom content. As the class is dedicated to your team or organisation, we can tailor the class to you. This might be core messages that embed your culture into the course or some additional elements that would not be covered in an “off the shelf” class. Sometimes an additional cost may apply.
  • Confidential problem solving. The course can be used to allow teams to share specific problems their organisation face related to the course in a confidential setting. Our trainers are always happy to share their expertise to help your team members solve real problems. Sometimes following up training days with coaching for your team.
  • Create a joined-up team – if the team complete the same training, they will hear the same message, in a consistent language.
  • Cost effective solution – We tend to find that for organisations who have 8+ team members that require the same training this is true. Especially if the team members are co-located in the same location.

Cons

  • If you have limited demand - If your team is smaller or you have only a limited number of individuals that require training sometimes on-site training will not be cost effective or create an optimised learning environment.
  • Interruptions & distractions – We’ve all been in this situation - knock knock “Emma can I borrow you”. ring ring “Mark can you pop to this meeting”. Ping an email from your manager distracts you. If training is being held on-site at your offices it’s more than likely you will be distracted by work issues, don’t return after lunch or are pulled from the class to attend meetings or fix problems. This can cause training to provide less value to that individual and can affect the class dynamics.
  • Wider discussion is limited – we highlighted above that a pro of on-site training is that the course can be customised to you. However, it limits discussion with like-minded people who may be facing similar problems at other organisations.

So, in summary on-site training is ideal for organisations that are looking to train a larger number of people (8+), want to create a bespoke or confidential course and want the flexibility to decide the date/time/location of the course.

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If your team or organisation would like help with adopting, embedding or evolving Agile ways of working reach out to our team today. We’ll work with you to determine the best solution for you whether you want to deliver value, accelerate time to market and/or compete in smarter ways.

Author

Jo Sharp

Jo Sharp

With a determination to succeed and great enthusiasm, Jo’s dynamic approach fits perfectly with her role as Training Manager in our busy Training Team. Jo joined the Team in 2013 when she began her own Agile journey learning, understanding and applying Agile principles and practises developing and adopting the company's Agile mindset. If you're new to Agile or considering undertaking additional training Jo would be happy to share her own experiences and support you in your Agile transformation. Read more