Keeping Current: A Case Study in Managing Training Assets

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 26, 2017

Wendy Faneuff

Senior Product Education Associate

Ted Henning

Director of Product Education

Keeping training assets current with a constant cycle of releases is a significant drain on resources. Release notes must be scoured for changes, and corresponding workflows identified and prioritized by customer impact, before training content can be updated. This session is a case study of the tools and procedures developed by the product education team at athenahealth to automate this process and more efficiently update assets affected by each release.

In this session, you’ll learn about the challenges of keeping training materials current and the importance of implementing an asset curation infrastructure. You’ll see how this infrastructure provides the backbone for the dashboard that surfaces the list of assets that potentially need to be updated for a certain release. You’ll learn how the athenahealth team implemented a metadata tagging strategy and SharePoint tracking system that links training materials to specific updates documented in the release notes. You’ll also hear about the team’s strategy to garner cross-department support and about lessons learned along the way.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A strategy for managing training in a fast-paced release cycle
  • A strategy for automating asset tracking and curation
  • A strategy for metadata tagging
  • What did not work the first time around

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

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