Let’s focus on the Activation Training level in our blended learning model, which helps learners on their actual projects and processes with pragmatic support to improve cost, schedule, performance, or customer satisfaction.
WHAT IS AN ACCELERATION WORKSHOP?
There is an approach that has proven to be highly effective in driving sustained and positive process changes that your workforce can embrace. The use of Acceleration Workshops combines the best of consulting and training to drive improved outcomes.
The basic concept is that an instructor, who is also a true subject matter expert, works with a combination of staff on a unique training and implementation event — employees learn concepts, and then immediately apply those concepts to real-world needs of the organization while the instructor provides guidance and leadership. The output of Acceleration Workshops is deliverables that can be used by the organization in supporting the process implementation.
In the area of program and project management, Acceleration Workshops may address areas including but not limited to:
Program Goal Statement
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
Stakeholder Management Plan
Other critical management disciplines.
In the area of cyber security, Acceleration Workshops may address areas as diverse as:
Leveraging the National Cyber Security Workforce Framework (NCWF) to identify the optimal cyber security organizational structure and position descriptions
Improving threat identification and analysis in the organization’s Security Operations Center (SOC)
Establishing a cyber security forensics process for the organization
Refining the organization’s cyber security testing and certification approach
Establishing an organization risk management approach based on the NIST cyber security framework.
WHY CONSIDER AN ACCELERATION WORKSHOP?
Achieve rapid and successful completion of projects
Acceleration in the delivery of business initiatives, technology deployments and customer-facing programs
Development of actual project artifacts
On-the-job coaching of the required competencies to deliver improved performance
Improved line-of-sight across project portfolio for senior stakeholders