Competency Development

Need for Structured Competency Development

With the new production methods and technology, such as cloud computing, automation, and innovative testing methods, software testing is undergoing a sea change. We can see evolution of roles and skills. As roles are created, and career progressions happen, there is a need to create structured interventions, baseline current skills of the team, and define career paths for this complex network of skills that lies with in a Test organization.

  •     Are teams competent and aligned to meet the business’s expectations?
  •     How do we define, enhance and measure the competencies of our teams?
  •     What is the best way to motivate individuals to build their competencies?
  •     Can we have a framework to guide our investments in workforce development?
  •     Aligned to Certification BOKs
  •     Aligned to Process Frameworks & Standards
  •     Online Objective Assessments
  •     Organization Skill Profile Reporting
  •     Individualized Learning Plans
  •     Learning & Enablement Solutions
  •     Scalable Solution for Distributed Teams

Implementation Road-map

Structured

What can you Gain?

Organizations can gain substantial insights, value, and understanding of their current baseline, plan for optimal learning, designing training programs, planning training delivery and management of investments, and reduction of overheads, without reducing the quality of delivery.

Baseline Team Capability

Benefits to Testing Team

  • Consolidate Team Competency
  • Plan Learning Investments
  • Plan Development Initiatives

Benefits for L&D Team

  • Defined Career Paths
  • Objective Appraisal

Optimal Learning Program Design

Benefits to Testing Team

  • Role Skill Maps
  • Specialized Learning Plan
  • Defined Key Results

Benefits for L&D Team

  • Planned Skill Development
  • Standard Quality of Delivery

Training Planning & Delivery Management

Benefits to Testing Team

  • Defined Plan with Checkpoints
  •  No Compromise on Billing Time
  • Upskilling on areas of relevance
  • One Partner for All Needs

Benefits for L&D Team

  • No Logistics Pressure
  • Scalable to Distributed Teams
  • Objective Data on Progress

Optimizing Costs & Investments in L&D

Benefits to Testing Team
  • Optimized Spend on Training
  •  Defined Skill Matrix
  • Investing in the right team
  • Individual and Team Motivation
Benefits for L&D Team
  •  No planning overheads
  • Cost Optimization

 

Client Case Study : Large MNC in IT Sector

Presented here are the explanation of the client scenario, services rendered, and the benefits realized for a client with workforces in India, US, Canada, and United Kingdom. The client had chosen a total team working with their international clients, and was extremely critical about the quality of the engagement, and also the value for their investments.

  • Large part of training budget spent on administrative expenses
  • Data accessibility a constraint for training measurement
  • Need to implement a learning management system
  • Need to customize learning and development process
  • Need to identify skill gaps
  • Need to effectively implement training programs
  • Need to analyze training effectiveness
  • Customized UCFT Tool
  • Administered a total of 8775+ testers
  • Provided online access and support across cities in the world
  • Created organization wide reports
  • Identified Gaps in Knowledge & Skills
  • Created Comprehensive Learning Plans
  • Designed, Delivered custom curriculum and learning
  • 42% reduction in administrative costs
  • 30% improvement in cost savings from training vendors
  • 61% reduction in time taken for preparing learning plans
  • 75% of employees happy with their learning
  • 60% increase in training effectiveness
  • 68% increase in accuracy for collecting skill improvement data

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