Following a series of feedback sessions and prototype iterations, we supported PMI in the selection of an overall framework outlining the best way to implement a successful, sustainable way of learning these innovation skills.
To address the lack of a practical and theoretical trainings that can be directly applied on the job, a mix of online learning modules and in person training was created. The approach below also meets a need for digital education that enables remote learning, independent of the learners location. The setup allows to assess not only for memory and understanding, but also motivation and application in real-life scenarios.
Each learning module contained customised assessments which evaluated the quality of the online training courses, and the knowledge and skills of the participants. The aim was to identify and certify the best-performing candidates for the role of catalyst.
We helped our client understand the characteristics that would make an ideal catalyst and the ability to create a repeatable and transferable way to identify such traits. We identified the methodologies and knowledge needed by catalysts and how to enable them to learn these skills quickly and independently.
PMI used to hire a great number of external consultants, coaches or facilitators to apply innovation principles, practices and mindset such as design thinking, agile and lean startup. But external support is expensive, of variable quality and not sustainable in the long-term. Now PMI has built innovation capabilities in-house and these create the right environment to foster innovation culture.
VINCENT DUCRET, HEAD OF COMPETENCY CENTER - DESIGN THINKING AND LEAN ENTERPRISE AT PMI
PROGRAM PARTICIPANT, PMI