Our Approach 2018-08-17T22:00:39+00:00

Our Proven Approach Creates Your Success

We believe the most impactful learning programs are customized specifically to the people, the productivity, the project, and the platform. This unique approach provides a personalized, on-the-job learning experience.

The more aligned the learning experience is to the daily tasks and responsibilities of a job, the more quickly teams are able to successfully apply what they learned back on the job. Faster application equals faster results. Instead of a canned, one-size-fits-all approach, DI works with your team to deliver a customized learning solution.

We also know you need the right learning solution for the right desired outcome. Not all learning should be done using Instructor-Led Training. Nor should all learning be done using self-paced, eLearning. The learning solution must align the modality with the desired productivity outcome, the audience, the overall allocated learner seat time and business budget.

Developer Academy™ Process

Developer Academy™ Experience

Highly Experiential Learning

Keeping students engaged in training is critical to their success. Active, interested learners are excited to apply what they’ve learned and have an increased chance of retaining the knowledge they gained through the course. Our programs are designed to challenge and inspire students, giving them an experience they can participate in.

Cadenced Learning Journey

After delivering technical training for nearly two decades, our experience tells us that adults can’t learn from a firehose. Instead, they learn more and retain more when the learning is spread out over time. Using a unique blended-learning approach structured, your team will apply what they are learning on the job throughout the program.

Multi-Modal Approach

Classroom training is combined with hands-on labs, online resources and instructor mentoring to provide a highly-impactful experience. Students learn in different ways, and one teaching method does not benefit everyone. Providing multiple learning formats gives all students an opportunity to learn in their preferred way and increases long-term retention.

Configurable Content

The Learning Experts at Developer Academy will work with you, your SMEs, and Center of Excellence to build a customized learning experience. We will work together to modify technologies, techniques and program length to ensure you get the most return on your training investment.

Understand Your Team’s Needs

In the initial phase, our team will use our proprietary survey to determine the learning needs of your organization.

Preference by Role

Everyone Engineering Product Management Delivery Management UX QA Release Management Reliability
Dev Framework 2.31 2.18 2.33 2.25 0.9 3.1 2 3.25
Primary Language 2.19 1.93 1.67 2.62 0.8 3.47 2 3.38
Automated Tools 2.18 2.23 1.67 2.13 0.8 2.26 2 3.25
Engineering Process 2.01 1.86 1.66 2.5 1.4 2.37 2 3.14
OS 1.87 1.58 2.17 2.5 0.7 2.96 2 3.12
PM Tools 1.8 1.71 1.17 2.75 1.37 1.78 1 3.25
IDE 1.74 1.56 .83 2.5 0.5 2.63 2 2.62
Version Control 1.73 1.45 2.84 2.62 1 2.44 1 2.75
Responses 191 131 6 8 11 28 1 8

Academy Structure Design

Using the data from phase one, we will design your internal DA programs, with the support of your internal L&D partners and your SMEs. All designed to fit into your budget.

Implement Your Academy

We will work with your team to implement the academy, including building custom content and labs, setting up learning infrastructure and creating the program from start to finish.

Pilot Program

Before doing a broad rollout, we will deliver the Pilot Program. A typical Pilot has an Alpha delivery, a Beta Delivery, and then a “Gold” delivery. This approach allows us to gather valuable input from your engineers and make adjustments before it’s delivered to your entire audience.

Continuous Program Improvement

Most learning at scale initiatives never deliver the impact businesses are looking for. In many cases, this is because the program does not adjust with the business. In other cases, it’s because the program isn’t measured. We’re constantly monitoring, measuring and adjusting the program throughout the rollout to ensure you achieve your desired results.

Broad Roll Out

Throughout the broad rollout, the DA team is constantly reviewing the program impact, student experience data, and making the adjustments necessary to achieve your business goals. Over time, we can either transition the program back in-house to you, or we can continue to manage and deliver on your behalf.

Some of Our Clients

Helping hundreds of companies world-wide write better code and build better software, faster.

Our Perspective

We believe the most impactful learning programs are customized specifically to the people, the productivity, the project, and the platform. This unique approach provides a personalized, on-the-job learning experience.

The more aligned the learning experience is to the daily tasks and responsibilities of a job, the more quickly teams are able to successfully apply what they learned back on the job. Faster application equals faster results. Instead of a canned, one-size-fits-all approach, DI works with your team to deliver a customized learning solution.

We also know you need the right learning solution for the right desired outcome. Not all learning should be done using Instructor-Led Training. Nor should all learning be done using self-paced, eLearning. The learning solution must align the modality with the desired productivity outcome, the audience, the overall allocated learner seat time and business budget.

Your DeveloperAcademy™

You’ve made the decision to embrace a new technology and have started to assemble the tools and infrastructure. Now you need to upskill, reskill, and engage your development teams. 

You have three choices:

  1. Train your teams in house – is this really where you want your SMEs to focus?
  2. Leverage your internal learning & development (L&D) – and get training from a multitude of vendors.
  3. Or, adopt a Developer Academy™ – a comprehensive learning solution delivered by an industry leading learning provider.

Our team will assess your needs, create a custom solution, and train your workforce. A customized Developer Academy™ will provide an immediate increase in your team’s productivity and engagement.