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General Meeting: Short Attention Spans and Slashed Budgets

  • March 13, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • United Way of Greater Houston 50 Waugh Drive Houston, Texas 77007


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Short Attention Spans and Slashed Budgets: How to Prepare Today’s Enterprise Application End Users

Today’s learners (yes, especially millennials!) demand more. In fact, they demand LESS – less formal training, less structure, less restrictions on how they consume content to effectively do their job. The days of time-consuming formal training have passed. End users today demand an understanding of the business concepts, and knowledge of WHERE TO GO for the answers. In this session, we will discuss the business drivers for this need, as well as software tools that manage the entire knowledge lifecycle from Authoring to Review/Approval to Editing to Deployment to Online Help to Analytics.

This topic focuses on reengineering an organization’s knowledge lifecycle for today, and into the future. Software tools to facilitate this change will also be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to provide a hyper-realistic learning experience without the high cost of a live training environment
  • How to support the 70:20:10 learning model to empower end users to help themselves
  • How to consolidate all phases of knowledge management and distribution for the application lifecycle across one platform

Speaker: Barry Smith has an extensive background with supporting enterprise systems through Change Management, Business Analysis, Business Process re-engineering, Project Management, End-user Performance Strategy, and Training Delivery. His 15+ years of project management experience spans industries including Pharmaceutical, Government, Manufacturing, Beverage, Defense, and Energy.

As an Assima Client Partner, Barry’s current focus is helping clients leverage advanced software cloning technologies to optimize enterprise system implementation and end-user performance.

Barry’s formal background includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


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