Category Archives: My Posts

What are the opportunities & challenges of Digital Age Learning? (Part 1)

This is one of the key questions all organizations seem to trying to get their head around. So last year, in conjunction with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), we created a Special Interest Group (SIG) on the subject of Digital Age Learning (DAL).

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Effective Learning in the Digital Age

In my last post, I discussed how companies can successfully make the shift from virtual learning to digital learning, and how they can go about creating this new learning experience for their employees. My colleague Dr. Régis Chassé has been leading our research within Capgemini University about learning in the digital age. He shares his thoughts on effective learning in the digital age.

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How do you create a great learning hackathon?

In my last post I explained how we undertook a hackathon to help communicate the power of agile software development and DevOps practices. From concept to execution, the hackathon took a dedicated team six weeks to prepare. Here are some of the key ingredients that helped make this event such a success.

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Learning to Hack – Hacking to Learn

To help communicate the message of DevOps and agile software development to the global business community at my company, we hosted a hackathon in partnership with Pivotal during our 2015 Business Priority Week (BPW). This is a global training event where around 350 business and technical leaders gather together for learning programs and to gain a better understanding of the Group’s business and market imperatives.

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How do you achieve a MOOC completion rate of 100%?

In my previous post, I explained how we ran a MOOC for our new learning program, ‘Software Engineer of the Future’, with the aim of upskilling our software engineers in new digital technologies, delivered in a new digital way. At 26%, completion rates for the MOOC were in line with industry standards. However, one part of the organisation succeeded in achieving an impressive 100% completion rate.

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MOOCs, COOCs and Hackathons

There are definite fashions in corporate learning. For the past few years, everyone has wanted to learn via a MOOC (massive open online course), where unlimited numbers of learners can take part in an open access course via the web. More recently corporate MOOCs, or COOCs, have become an increasingly popular way of learning within an organisation. Another new trend is to hold a hackathon an event where teams of graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on projects to get a working prototype for a software application up and running in a very short space of time.

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How did we evaluate our Engagement Manager learning program?

My organization can draw a direct link between our investments in training and certification and our project level profitability indicator, Delivery Value Improvement (DVI). When we invest in training we can appreciate a general increase in the financial performance of our projects; conversely, if we slacken our investments their financial performance suffers. That’s why it’s crucial to measure the effectiveness of the learning programs we run.  

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How we evaluated our talent development learning program

In my last post, I talked about how we introduced our EvaluateIt model to evaluate the effectiveness of our learning programs. Here’s how we applied it to our talent development program.

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