With Orasi launching more public training courses on August 24, we thought it would be interesting to explore how other companies quantify the value of training–and to examine the ROI they receive from it. Most surveys and studies on training effectiveness relate to training in general, or corporate worker training. However, we were pleased to uncover a 2014 study, from technology instruments manufacturer National Instruments (NI), that is highly relevant to the type of training we will be conducting.
In the survey of 659 participants, NI found that 89% of respondents categorized the value of training as average to extremely high. Specifically, 56% of respondents in North America said specialized training helped them develop product applications faster. In a similar vein, 52% of North American respondents said that specialized training also reduced the time they spent maintaining applications.
Those are pretty impressive numbers, but what really opened our eyes were the ROI statistics the white paper reported. The survey tracked the results of a six-month software project involving a single engineer spending 60% of his time on developing the application. The application was projected to have a three-year life span.
Making an up-front investment in training reduced project learning time by two-thirds (from 30 hours to 10) and cut development time in half, from 120 days to 60. The ROI on this particular training, which cost nearly $3,000, was 286% based upon the savings in labor costs alone. Without training, labor costs for learning, software development and software maintenance were $45,600 (based on a $100,000 per year salary). With it, they were $24,514; a savings of $21,086.
These numbers are really impressive, and they underscore our belief that training plays a vital role, not only in creating better quality software but also in saving time and money during development and testing. We hope you will join us for one of our training classes, so you and your company can reap these benefits for yourselves.
Orasi is offering three public training courses in Denver, CO in August 2015, and in Atlanta, GA in September/October 2015. Classes will also be offered in other cities later in the year, based upon demand, so keep an eye out for additional announcements as they are scheduled.
See details below for dates, course descriptions and pricing for all three classes.
Class: Writing Excellent Requirements
Denver Dates: August 24-25, 2015
Atlanta Dates: September 28-29, 2015
Length: 2 Days
This two day, tool-independent course is focused on the development and maintenance of excellent requirements as a key component of software quality management. It also focuses on how to leverage base-lined requirements for effective test case planning, design and development.
About the Instructor
Steven D. Davis is an experienced requirements engineer whose experience with the discipline spans four decades. In that timeframe he has seen the need for effective and efficient requirement elicitation continue to grow as more and more complex software is in ever more demand. Steven is a Director at Orasi Software, one of the largest and most successful HP Software sales and services partners in the quality assurance space. He has taught requirement engineering conceptual training to students from over 300 companies.
Class: Implementing Better Testing Practices
Denver Dates: August 26-27, 2015
Atlanta Dates: September 30-October 1, 2015
Length: 2 Days
As technology complexities continue to expand, our approach to software development and testing must keep pace. This class is designed to help organizations meet today’s testing challenges and provides them with a more effective and efficient approach to testing. Implementing Better Testing Practices is an accelerated and cost-effective approach focused on the proper use of testing methods, tools and techniques presented with a balance of lecture and hands-on exercises.
About the Instructor
Jeff Tatelman brings more than 30 years of quality assurance, management and consulting experience in the software development industry. He has developed software quality processes to support all phases of the software development lifecycle and has implemented structured and automated testing, change management and tools to support the software quality process. Jeff has also been responsible for implementing requirements and risk based testing at several Fortune 1000 companies including Blue Cross, Coca-Cola and SunTrust Bank. He is the founder of the Software Quality Association in Denver (SQuAD) and currently developing/delivering testing training and services at Orasi Corporation.
Class: Mobile Application Testing: Implementing Better Testing Practices
Denver Date: August 28, 2015
Atlanta Date: October 2, 2015
Length: 1 Day
Orasi Software, Inc. delivers this class to organizations to help them meet today’s mobile application testing challenges and provides them with a more effective and efficient approach to testing. Applying Better Testing Practices is a 1-day complement to the Implementing Better Testing Practices class.
About the Instructor
Joseph D. Schulz is a seasoned developer with more than 25 years of professional application development and quality assurance experience. Currently, Joe is the AVP for Emerging Technology at Orasi Software, one of the largest and most successful HP Software sales and services partners. He is recognized as an industry thought leader on mobile application development and helps organizations around the globe improve their application quality process.
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