“Training Needs Analysis, in the Defense industry, is crucial to operational readiness; and, mission success. And so are the decisions that project managers and training leaders have to make”, said J. (Jay) Bahlis, Ph.D., P.Eng., President of BNH Expert Software Inc. “With multiple competing and continually changing priorities, and continued pressure to do more with less, maintaining efficient training strategy is not a simple task.” To develop a training strategy and maintain efficiency, quick and accurate answers to key questions are needed. For example, which requirements are most critical and why; which technology can improve effectiveness and efficiency; how well do current training programs align with goals; how much overlap exists among various programs; which resources are required, available or in short supply; and what is the impact of new and updated initiatives on budget, personnel, resources, performance and goals.
A case in point, in August 2011, an Air Force Audit Agency concluded that timely completion of Training System Requirements Analysis (TSRA) prior to contract award will lead to more effective trainers and reduce acquisition costs by $12.6 million per system or $101 million over five years.
ADVISOR’s step-by-step methodology, for data collection and analysis, provides a powerful decision matrix that maps the entire front end analysis process—from missions, tasks and jobs to knowledge, skills, budget, personnel, and resource requirements. Web-based, ADVISOR stores all data in a centralized database, accessible anytime from anywhere with only a browser. Moreover, ADVISOR can be installed on a local server; or accessed from the BNH server, consists of 5 modules that can be used separately or in combination to meet various needs, and customized in line with requirements. In use since 1995, ADVISOR supports military standards in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
ADVISOR simplifies and speeds training analysis, facilitates data reuse and simplifies data management; including interdependencies among the entire data set. With ADVISOR, you can conduct multiple what-if scenarios in seconds to assess the impact of various parameters on budget, resources and time to competency, as well as forecast and optimize training resources, improve resource allocation and generate audit trail to support recommendations.
ADVISOR utilizes a simple interface for mapping mission tasks to multiple positions, divisions and locations; as well as creating training plans. With ADVISOR, you can monitor performance;
ADVISOR is more than a training needs analysis tool. It’s your quick guide for developing effective and efficient training strategies.
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