May 2, 2018

Enable Continuing Education on Your Teams

How many of us as technology leaders are told in our regular 1×1 with our team members that folks want to learn new things and work on the latest and greatest? Hopefully all of us, right? A quick and painless way of enabling people to scratch the surface is with tools like Pluralsight.

My teams all have access to channels I create and share with specific topics and subject matter I want them to focus on as it relates to our projects. There are of course similar free tools available, but the ROI on an investment like Pluralsight or Udemy is in my experience more than worth the cost.

Here are some of those channels if your teams are interested in

Javascript: https://goo.gl/DXZEpg
AWS: 
https://goo.gl/pkQrNi
and Docker: https://goo.gl/gc4UB7

There is a famous anecdote that I believe explains this situation quite well, I highly recommend everyone read a summary blog post here: https://goo.gl/2j6egj.

Regardless of how or where, the idea remains the same that you are doing yourself and your team a disservice by not enabling your teams to have access (and most importantly TIME) to work on continued learning.