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Bala Madhusoodhanan
Bala Madhusoodhanan

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From Novice to Ninja: Fueling Enterprise Skillset with low-Code

With lot of enterprise striving towards digital first mindset to transform the business, the challenge is with the availability of people who can build automation and software. Untapped technical-savvy workforce of business technologists with proper guidance would be perfect to accelerate systemic capabilities for the day to day process the business performance. The Dōjō (道場) is traditionally a hall or place where martial arts are practiced. The term is of Japanese origin, with the “Do- 道” meaning “The path/way of” and the “Jo-場” is significant for “a castle or simply a place”, which altogether can be translated to “The place of the way”.

In this blog, we explore the critical role of a Center of Excellence in upskilling organizations with Power Platform capabilities. From fostering a culture of continuous learning to driving innovation through hands-on experiences, we delve into the transformative power of a Power Platform Dojo or Centre of excellence.

The Warrior's Code:
Martial arts philosophy emphasizes on the essence of self-control, respect for others, and positive perspective to strive for the best in life. The philosophy could be applied to upskill and empower enterprise in shaping highly skilled individuals and enabling enterprises to harness the true potential of this versatile platform.

DoJo is the philosophy and virtue we strive to practice and amplify every day. The ideology behind DoJo to skill up is from the theory of learning pyramid. To skill up in a technology, the learners retain information better when they actively engage in the learning process. The concept that suggests different retention rates for different methods of learning. By gamifying and creating an environment for participatory learning, the structure of CoE or DoJo tend to yield better results in terms of information retention.

Building DoJo needs a top-down strategic investment and execution committee. Having well-defined mission, vision, and value statements for a CoE provides a clear sense of direction, aligns the team members towards a common purpose, and fosters a shared culture and set of values. It helps create a strong foundation for the CoE's activities, facilitates decision-making, and promotes consistency and coherence in its approach.

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By embracing the DoJo philosophy, a CoE can create a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and excellence. It instills a mindset of discipline, self-improvement, and respect within the team, resulting in a highly skilled and effective group that can drive innovation, deliver high-quality solutions, and support the organization's goals.

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Unlocking the full potential of the Power Platform / Low code technology requires more than just technology adoption—it demands a strategic approach to skill development and knowledge empowerment

"Cultivate character, empower skill"

For in the realm of growth, it is character that fuels the fire, while skill becomes the flame. Embrace individuals with strong character, and through dedicated training, watch their skills soar to new heights



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