How to Modify your Training Approach when Using an Agile Methodology

Most of us by now have at least heard of Agile methodology if not participated in a project using it. If you’re lucky, you may have worked with a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or an experienced Agile practitioner. In many cases, organizations have decided to adopt an Agile methodology without a clear plan on how it fits into the organization.  Project Managers may be asked to transition from traditional waterfall methodologies to Agile with little to no training. “We’re using an Agile methodology, we don’t need requirements or documentation.” Statements like these are all too common among Agile project managers and team members. Using an Agile methodology does not mean the project team abdicates all responsibility for required documentation. On the other hand, documentation should be examined to ensure only value add documentation is being produced.   How Does this Apply to Training? Even in waterfall projects training is often…

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SAP Training to OnScreen: “You complete me”

OnScreen step by step in application help is not a replacement to traditional training, it's a complementary tool that top organizations have used to increase user adoption, improve training effectiveness and reduce costs associated with retraining and user error. Here are 4 distinctions between OnScreen in application guides and walkthroughs vs training. Training is used to learn new skills and acquire knowledge.Onscreen help enables users to apply these skills and knowledge.Training is typically associated with process change or new project roll-out and follows that schedule.OnScreen guides are called when an employee needs help regardless of the freshness of the material.Training takes employees away from work and their daily tasks.Onscreen in-application help is available at the time of need and requires the employee to follow clear instructions set by their trainers or subject matter experts in words they use and understand.Training is about explaining the process and that includes the how…

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