Technical and Nontechnical Training for Drupal and WordPress
Learning by Doing: Mentored Sprints (For Technical People)
We believe the best technical learning happens when everyone is actively working in a team towards a common goal, learning by doing, producing tangible results and in-house knowledge of what is being built.
When learning a platform like Drupal or WordPress, and especially when considering the build of a platform of which you want to take ownership in-house, a mentored sprint model is ideal. In this model, we do not attempt to take the place of self-study from the multitude of information online at Drupal.org and instructional sites such as buildamodule.com, but rather guide that study by daily Scrum-style meetings, bi-weekly sprint planning and review meetings, and task-based support requests.
This mentored sprint model is used at Drupal and WordPress conferences, which many of our team members have attended and found very useful. We also use it with our clients, who often have an in-house developer who is not at all or less familiar with Drupal or WordPress, needs best practice advice, guidance, support, and the ability to delegate.
Rather than trying to pack 8 hours of intensive learning into each day, we find it’s best to dedicate about one hour daily to a Scrum-style meeting, and the rest of the day to self-study, working on tangible outcomes, and sending adhoc questions and support requests for our team. We also recognize that you have an existing platform to support, meetings, and other job-related duties, which this won’t interrupt.
Highly Customized Training (For Non-technical People)
As a non-technical stakeholder in your web presence, do you want to learn from generic Drupal instructional videos or coursework packages? Do you enjoy reading and referencing training manuals or stale digital courses?
Not many people answer these questions affirmatively, because they don’t apply to your specific website and digital ecosystem. We take time to do a thorough discovery of your existing ecosystem, or, if building out a new one, involve you and your team in the production so that you are learning as it is being created.
We do screen shares, answering questions as they arise over Slack and Zoom video conference calls. For very complex situations, we can definitely do training at scale, producing eLearning libraries and lessons. However, for the majority of situations, we find that dynamic, co-created, just-in-time training is far superior to stale video, text, and course libraries.
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