Monday 7 March 2016

Training Strategy Pt 1

Here are some tips when developing a training strategy for your office or organization.
This will be a five part series and is applicable to all types of software and process.

Training Strategy
Training includes two components:
1: Software
2: Process

Each component should be customized to suit the students and organizational needs.

Evaluation of students needs can be accomplished by meeting with the individual or group to verify their needs and understanding of the software. Software understanding can typically be categorized into five groups: 
(I've used Revit as an example but any software would be applicable).

1.     Introduction to BIM using Revit
Little to no experience with Revit – No follow up Revit specific training required.

2.     Non Power User Training
Little to no experience with Revit – followed by Revit fundamentals training if required.

3.     Required Revit User Training
Little to no experience with Revit.

4.     Advanced Revit User Training
Advanced experience with Revit – Intermediate or Advanced users.

5.     All Revit Users – Follow up training
All levels of Revit users, topic specific.

Once initial training is complete, where possible the participant should be paired with an experienced user(s) in a “non critical” role where a more experienced user who is in a supportive role. 

Part 2: Training Software

1 comment:

  1. And as you posted this I'm gearing up for another round of internal training. I'm putting together a matrix for each user this time though so they will have a defined learning path.