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Is Training The Answer? is hosted by John Parsell and Rory Sacks who will take look at the world of L&D from the outside in. With guests from all of the teams we work with, from Legal to Product to HR to Sales (and more), we hope to learn what these teams expect when they engage with us and how we can make their (and our) lives easier when delivering and developing training initiatives. Join us on our journey to explore the question of is training the answer? … You can learn more about us and drop us a note at istrainingtheanswer.com

Is Training The Answer‪?‬ Rory Sacks & John Parsell

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Is Training The Answer? is hosted by John Parsell and Rory Sacks who will take look at the world of L&D from the outside in. With guests from all of the teams we work with, from Legal to Product to HR to Sales (and more), we hope to learn what these teams expect when they engage with us and how we can make their (and our) lives easier when delivering and developing training initiatives. Join us on our journey to explore the question of is training the answer? … You can learn more about us and drop us a note at istrainingtheanswer.com

    Re-Imagine Project Prioritization with RICE

    Re-Imagine Project Prioritization with RICE

    In this episode of Is Training The Answer? John and Rory use the RICE methodology to take the bias out of prioritizing training project requests. What our takeaways are from our conversation about RICE:

    1. Thinking about more than just audience size and urgency when prioritizing work.

    2. Using a formula like RICE can help to take the emotion out of project prioritization.

    3.  Implementing a project prioritization framework can help you to have better conversations with stakeholders and the business about the value of new and existing work.

    Prioritization for project managers: https://www.intercom.com/blog/rice-simple-prioritization-for-product-managers/

    • 27 min
    Product Marketing and L&D Partnerships with Zach Napolitano

    Product Marketing and L&D Partnerships with Zach Napolitano

    In this conversation we’ll talk with Zach about his career journey from L&D to Product Marketing, learning about how he uses L&D resources to train his internal staff and external clients, we’ll also learn about what Product Marketing does and how we can be better partners through a great understanding of their goals and needs.
    You can learn more about Zach on our website, IsTrainingTheAnswer.com where we have a bio and his socials if you want to connect with him or maybe even follow up with him on something you heard in the podcast.

    • 38 min
    Partnering with Account Managers with Troy Chen

    Partnering with Account Managers with Troy Chen

    In this episode, John and Rory sit down with Troy Chen. Troy is the Senior Director of Account Management at Bloomreach and shares how he and his team interact, utilize, and succeed with the help of L&D.

    • 39 min
    Our thoughts and ideas about Cathy Moore's "Is training really the answer?" flowchart

    Our thoughts and ideas about Cathy Moore's "Is training really the answer?" flowchart

    In our very first episode of John and Rory discuss Cathy Moore’s delivery framework, aptly titled: ‘Is Training Really The Answer’. We talk about the simplicity of the framework, whether we think such a framework can do what it is designed to do, and what we think the real takeaway of this framework really is.

    You can view the flowchart here: https://blog.cathy-moore.com/2013/05/is-training-really-the-answer-ask-the-flowchart/

    You can reach out to John and Rory through the website: istrainingtheanswer.com

    • 29 min
    Introducing: Is Training The Answer?

    Introducing: Is Training The Answer?

    Welcome to Is Training The Answer? A podcast about answering L&D's most asked question. Join John and Rory to get a lay of the land. How this whole thing came to be, where we are going, what we hope to learn, and who we are. Visit our website at istrainingtheanswer.com

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