T R A I N I N G & D E V E L O P M E N T
Building the right knowledge pool and experiences within your team can take time and be costly to your business. Though conventional training courses help to increase understanding, the problem is more around what the individual does or to whom they can go to for advice once the course is over.
Courses alone, do not make analysts and project managers, but experienced professionals can help quickly support and develop your staff
Whether it is a tailored interactive classroom type training or a mentoring arrangement for members of your staff, we can help.
Disclaimer: The information within this section does not constitute legal or financial advice. The information is for illustrative purposes only and you should always consult a legal or financial practitioner to discuss your personal circumstances.
Example 1 – you have a team of junior business analysts. They have all undergone training and are working on projects. However, they are still unsure of how to handle specific situations. A tailored class could be created to address those needs and ensure that the analysts get the right direction and support they need going forward.
Example 2 – you have a project team where there have been problems in areas such as stakeholder management, engagement or even approach. A course could be developed to focus on those specific areas or goals to help the project team improve in the key problem areas.
Example 3 – you have a project team that only ever use one methodology, and you want to understand how other methodologies could be utilised within your organisation. A course could be developed in which sample projects could be run through and evidenced using different methodologies and approaches.
There are an infinite number of ways in which training and development could help your organisation, why not get in touch and we can discuss how we can help.
A mentoring engagement will typically be setup on a person-to-person basis. You will likely start with the objectives/aims of the individual, what are they looking to get out of the engagement in order to identify a suitable mentor. A mentoring proposition will be put forward, based on the frequency, methods and associated costs in relation to the mentoring meetings and information relating to the mentor and what benefit they could bring to the mentee.
Once the mentee objectives have been defined and the mentor has been agreed, then the mentoring sessions would commence.
For example, you are a small organisation and recently promoted one of your employees into the role of a junior business analyst. The employee has been on training, but there are limited skills and experience within your organisation with regards to business analysis, so the employee has no one to seek out advice from. A mentor is identified, and it is agreed that the mentee will meet the mentor once a month. During those meetings, the mentee would be able to talk through their role, any challenges they are facing and any help that they might need. The mentor would be able to give impartial advice and suggestions for the junior business analyst to overcome any hurdles or problems that they are facing.
There is flexibility with regards to training. It depends on the training objectives. The training could range from virtual training (interactive video conference style arrangements) to classroom based training. The method and means of training will depend on what training is required and what method would be most useful for you and your teams.
The costs for training would vary and would be dependent on the type of training, location and duration. For personalised training in which you would want the case studies to be based on your organisation, it might likely be the cost for actual training plus a setup fee.
For example, you are operating a graduate training scheme and would like ten analysts to undergo specialist training. The training is focussed specifically on stakeholder management, and the planned duration is one day. Within the objectives, you would like the case studies used to be based on individuals and scenarios within your organisation/setup. In order to facilitate the setup of the training, it would likely take one day to customise and tailor the material. So the actual length of the training is two days, with an estimated cost per day ranging from £500-£800 per day, plus VAT.
The location is important, if you would like the training to be close to your office or locality, then there might be expenses to be agreed. If you would like the training to be carried out in a specialist environment (conference/ training centre), then those costs would also need to be factored in.