I recently participated in a panel discussion webinar entitled “The Changing Face of Primavera Training“. The webinar was organized by the OPSIG (Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group), which is the world’s largest Primavera Users Group. The webinar recording is embedded below for your enjoyment.
This was a good panel and the discussion centers around how training providers and their clients are embracing new technologies to deliver new types of training that never used to exist.
Even just 5 or 6 years ago, if you needed Oracle Primavera P6 training, your primary option to was get yourself to a major city where a classroom course was being held. This meant time away from work, travel expenses and usually the cost of training wasn’t cheap.
In this webinar, you’ll hear some new language – terms like:
- software simulation
- virtual classroom
- self-paced video training
These are all new methods of delivering software training for products like Oracle Primavera P6 that use new web-based technologies and that offer some major benefits to consider:
- scalability for the enterprise
- cheaper to deliver
- can be delivered in bursts over a period of time
- accessible anytime, anywhere over the web
- can be experienced and reviewed over and over
But the big question is – are we really ready to abandon the classroom?
I’m not so sure. Like this Huffington Post article points out, there’s still many who crave face-to-face in-person interactions, like the “thud factor” of a paperback vs an ebook.
In fact, we polled the audience on this question during the webinar. But you’ll just have to watch the recording to find out how they responded.
There is no denying that software training is changing. And that nothing is certain except change itself.
Enjoy the webinar!
“We have become obsessed with what is good about small classrooms and oblivious about what also can be good about large classes.” –Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath
Tell me what you think
Would you prefer to attend a classroom course on Primavera P6 or to try a virtual setting? Could you learn Primavera P6 by watching videos? Or do you crave the “thud factor” of a training manual? Leave me a comment below.