Custom Training

We customize the training we provide for you and your company. It would be boring for both of us if we were to be teaching you what you already know. We get to know your development needs before we start training, because our purpose is to meet your needs, not a general set of needs.

We encourage you to take general training courses (which Lianja, the company, will be offering, for example). That way we can focus entirely on your needs. We can take you from scratch as well, and will tune how we approach general Lianja familiarity with your needs in mind.

Where we can, we will use your training to create an add-on app to your current application. The best learning is by doing, and the most valuable doing will be with the data and business rules that you live with, day-in and day-out. We can do likewise with an entirely new app that you want to build: we will take one small part of it (Lianja breaks apps down into small, functional components) and make that an important part of the learning experience.

While we can come onsite to do training for you, that generally is wasteful: all of us can only learn so much at one time, and then we tend to zone out. Scheduling a regular series of online classes is not only more cost-efficient for you, it is also more learning efficient. On the other hand, there can be a focus gained when not having to go back and forth between work and training. We will work with you to meet your needs.

Learning assignments, you ask? Yes: we schedule 1/2-hour to 1 hour of learning assignments to be completed before each session. In these assignments, you will practice learn what you then practice during the session.

We break up training into segments, throw in quizzes (where you are allowed to help each other out -- helping each other out is part of the team development process), watch each of the "students" perform specific actions (and again: you can and should help each other out).

The process we use is called "flipping the classroom" and "flipping the quiz'. We assign about 1/2 hour to 1 hour of learning (not homework, in the sense of filling things out), and then have you show the instructor how to do things. Our goal is to teach you to do, not to listen. When you do things, questions will arise. That's when real learning happens: it is in the context of doing, rather than the conext of