4 Ways to Create an Effective Software Development Training Plan

By Jessica Mitsch Homes ● 04/20/2023

4 Ways to Create an Effective Software Development Training Plan

By Jessica Mitsch Homes ● 04/20/2023
4 Ways to Create an Effective Software Development Training Plan

As the technology industry evolves, so do the skills needed to keep up with competition. Providing employees with opportunities to expand their knowledge and promoting career development will reap benefits for your organization, as more than 8 in 10 HR managers believe training is beneficial to attract and retain talent. The perks of implementing training and development initiatives should not be underestimated; a well-executed software development training plan can lead to increased productivity and efficiency as well as lower turnover rates among employees.

Software Development Training Plan

Clearly identify and outline your business goals.

Before creating your training plan, identify the specific goals your business is looking to achieve through training. Determine which areas of your team needs improvement to develop a direction. Ask yourself, “What skills should be built through training to help achieve business goals?” or, “What do employees need to know to meet these goals?” Doing this will set a clear purpose and focus for your training plan.

Assess your employees’ current skillsets and pinpoint what is missing.

Your employees will have different levels of experience, skills, and knowledge, so identifying which employees need training and for what skills will ensure the training is tailored to these differing needs. Training should be relevant and beneficial to each employee and their position, and while levels of experience and skillsets will vary, the curriculum should be presenting new, and potentially challenging, concepts in an easily digestible manner.

Remember that you are training with the purpose of promoting continuous learning.

Technology is always changing, so how are you supposed to keep up? Creating an environment that welcomes training and development opportunities helps ensure that your employees are up-to-date on the latest technologies, softwares, coding languages, etc. In turn, promoting a learning environment benefits employees’ career growth as well as that of your business. While the benefits of training for efficiency purposes are clear, training is also a key retention tool. Recent data found that nearly half of employees agreed that training opportunities were a factor in choosing their current position, and 76% of employees stated that they are more likely to stay at a company that offers continuous training.

Pick a training plan or partner that works for you.

There are many different ways to execute your software development training strategy, whether it be virtual, in-person, self-paced, or instructor-led, and which model you choose can depend on varying factors. Virtual and self-paced training, for example, are convenient and more widely available than in-person and instructor-led training, however they may lack a sense of connectedness and collaboration. 

Software Development Training at Momentum

At Momentum, our virtual, instructor-led training program is tailored to your specific needs and business goals. Whether your employees need upskilling or reskilling in software development, we have the proven results to guide your business through the training process and produce new-and-improved employees. We have upskilled employees at companies ranging from Accenture to Salesforce to BlueCross BlueShield to BitSight to IBM – specializing in giving candidates a non-traditional pathway into high-impact and high-earning technology careers. 

To learn more about what partnering with Momentum for your training could look like, contact us today.

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