Learning is changing. CC Learning recognises this. Enterprise project management offices need to be certain their learning investments will deliver measurable benefits to the way they deliver projects and is a cost effective way to increase knowledge. Learners want to know that what they are learning is relevant to their role, the content is engaging and will make a difference to their daily lives. Communication and training departments are looking for flexible licenses that allow them to make the most of their existing learning infrastructure, and be able to utilise learning materials in face to face training, e-learning and beyond project related employees.
CC Learning has extensive project management, program management and benefits management experience. We start by reviewing your documentation, project language, case studies and tools. Then we glean useful information from your staff and your EPMO, through interviews and discussions. Depending on the method of learning delivery we then capture audio and video, using these to generate sound bites, interview news clips and animations to convey the concepts that matter to you. Combined with written content and questions to embed the learning, the modules are then provided to your learning team in the requested format.
The CC Learning team is familiar with meeting the needs to move departments or organisations from one PPM maturity level to another, through the use of targeted learning of core competencies. One of the ways we do this is by creating micro learning modules. These are 30 second to 15 minute learning experiences that might include a video, game, or audio recording with written content and a series of questions to embed the learning.
Why micro learning?
Time is precious, and with the advent of social media, youtube clips, tiktok and social media generally short bursts of entertainment catch our attention so much more - we learn more too. Scheduling is tricky when face to face time is valuable. Microlearning is about short bursts of information focusing on a measurable benefit to the organisation.
We have a 5-step process to create your microlearning modules:
Step 1: Define the topics that deliver largest benefit
The process to identify topics usually starts broad, eg ‘Risk’ and then we ascertain what part of risk needs to be focused on. We try to avoid topics like ‘Risk Management Process’ as this is still too broad, but focus on things like “How to describe a risk” or “What is an opportunity risk?” We identify micro learning topics like this:
Step 2: Audience definition
It is important to clearly identify the audience that the learning is intended to be delivered for. A method for identifying the audience is to start with the topic and then work towards those who could afford the most change. Often people at different levels of management and areas of the organization need to be engaged with the learning, but may require different approaches.
Step 3: Confirm the method of learning delivery
CC Learning proposes formats for each of the micro learning modules, which usually follows a format of an interactive learning portion, eg video, animation, graphic or game, then learning content that is written, limited to just a few paragraphs or bullet points. Finally some questions (usually multi-choice) that embed the learning from the video and written content, using incorrect answers as a way to encourage learners to re-think their logic to try again.
Step 4: Content creation
We conduct the necessary interviews, write scripts and create designs to meet that learning objective. We expect the EPMO to identify and encourage staff to be actively involved with the development, most interviews will be only 10-20 minutes long, and we prefer genuine recordings rather than polished production-level recordings. Excess footage can be used to create further learning modules if the content is suitable.
Step 5: Gather baselines and deliver learning content
It is important that we have baselines to prepare to demonstrate a clear improvement in behaviours and actions following the distribution of the learning content. This is an important feature of how CC Learning delivers learning - we encourage EPMOs to measure the success of the learning so we can make better, informed decisions at the next iteration of learning.