Do's and Don'ts Oracle tuition

Whittle, Sally
September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p41
Trade Publication
The article provides guidelines for a successful Oracle training programme. Giga Information Group Inc. estimates that 90 per cent of organizations aren't training adequately for enterprise-software implementations, such as Oracle 9i. 'Don't assume anything when you're dealing with Oracle training,' says Scott Russell, training manager at IT services company CSF. 'The key to success is becoming as close to the user as possible.' 'Then base your training programme on those defined business goals, 'advises Erin Kinikin, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Once a company has defined the aims of an Oracle implementation, training managers should begin to devise a skills matrix, showing which job functions require what type of training. At this stage, by far the most common mistake is to underestimate the impact that Oracle 9i will have on the workforce. Oracle 9i training is an extremely broad area, but for IT professionals, there are certain elements that should be regarded as essential in any training programme. INSETS: Case study;The ten rules of buying Oracle training.


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