How to evaluate tech training outcomes

By Lena Tregub19 Oct 2019
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When it comes to advanced developer training, you’re making a big investment. Fortunately, the ROI for your enterprise speaks for itself, if you know how to evaluate outcomes...

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Training is two things to a corporate organisation: necessary and expensive. But in a world where new technologies arise all the time, and your competition is willing to invest in training to utilise new technologies, corporate training is more necessary now than ever before.

However, the question for tech leads throughout the industry is this: can you prove that a training course is right for your organisation? Can you prove that it will have a high ROI, thereby offsetting the expense?

All too often, tech leads would like to train their teams to harness the power of new technologies, but they struggle to get buy-in from stakeholders. Even so, these stakeholders have nothing to fear - pro tech training brings its own revenue into an organisation. Today, we’re going to show you why and teach you how to evaluate tech training outcomes to prove it.

Developer training has a high ROI

Tech moves fast. Really fast. Some people will tell you about Moore’s Law to demonstrate this. Moore’s Law argues that the rate of technological change will occur at an exponential rate - for instance, computing processing capacity doubles every 18 months. Regardless whether Moore’s Law will always hold true or not, it’s safe to say that tech is evolving fast. Organisations who want to keep up and stay connected to their users must move fast with it.

The downside is that pro tech training is expensive, but the upside is that the ROI is huge. Every time a new technology arrives, we’re able to make apps and websites more efficient - quicker load times, better interactivity and higher engagement are just some benefits. Combine all of these benefits and you get something truly special: an increase in conversions.

That’s because user expectations shift with technology. Once they get used to a certain level of quality, they expect it everywhere. When your competitors move to, say, React, and enjoy faster load times in an app that is more user-friendly than yours, users will flock to your competitor.

But if you can outpace your competition and train your tech team faster, there will be no limits to what your organisation can achieve.

How to evaluate your tech training

It isn’t enough to point out the obvious when it comes to tech and the need to upskill, as we did above. Sometimes, you’re going to have to prove to the C-Level that training is worth the initial cost, and you’ll need data and results to do that. Here’s how you evaluate tech training both before and after:

Ask yourself, will this developer training course result in improved employee knowledge and skills so my team can perform tasks better?

Look for testimonials from previous students on the training course to see if they enjoyed it and what impact it had for their organisation - if previous students saw positive impacts, tell your stakeholders about it.

Assess your team’s current capabilities and compare their output to either your most advanced employee’s skills or the output of your competitors - do your team’s abilities compare? If not, choose a course that fills the gap and show the stakeholders where your organisation could be - i.e. in your competitor’s shoes - if you did.

Find out if the training course will fit with your internal corporate culture. You need to know if the coaches can mould the course to meet your organisation’s specific needs, preferences and learning styles. Flexible team training that fits around your dev culture will enhance your skills further.

Before the course, take an employee satisfaction survey and look at your staff retention. Afterwards, conduct another survey and take another look at staff retention. If both are positive, morale and therefore productivity will have increased.

Following training, conduct a variety of questionnaires, observations and interviews with staff to see how they believe they’re doing in light of the training.

Finally, look at your overheads and revenue after your new products have launched. If productivity has increased, overheads should be lower. Meanwhile, if you’ve harnessed a more powerful technology that users want and expect, you’ll be enjoying greater engagement and conversions.

There are myriad ways to evaluate tech training outcomes, but one thing’s for certain: without additional training to upskill your team, your organisation will soon be outpaced by the competition. Don’t get left behind.

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