Workshops and training
ICT Institute provides trainings and workshops on many modern and innovative aspects of IT, both from a business, technical and legal perspective. We usually use a team of teachers for this purpose, which can illuminate a subject from multiple perspectives.
The plan of attack
For a training or workshop, a conversation is held with the client first. Here we discuss who the participants of the workshop are, how they want to get started with the subject and which themes should at least be discussed. Then it is time to interview some participants, or a survey is held to discover the level of knowledge and goals of the participants themselves.
During the workshops we make use of presentations and interactive exercises. The workshop is often given on location to limit the travel time for participants.
After the training, the participants receive all used presentations, so that they can re-read it when desired. If required, return sessions are planned, or additional coaching is given in the weeks after the training when the team gets to work.
Training can be given in both Dutch and English.
Time and costs
The time and cost of a training depend on the scope of the topics to be discussed, the amount of time that participants want to spend on it independently, and the requested support afterwards. It is our intention to make knowledge as accessible as possible, so we also provide free training sessions incidentally. In other cases, we work with fair fixed daily rates that cover our costs.
We give workshops about Agile in both Dutch and English, even though the following examples are in Dutch. Our workshops are not only for people that would like to start with Agile, but also to improve retrospectives and scaling up scrum. We also train teams in the use of the Lean startup method, we explain the rules on data protection and privacy, we explain software due diligence, copyright on software, and open source. In the spring of 2015, we gave an extensive course on new trends in programming languages and techniques.