Press Release: CTG to Host Second Annual 'Summer School'
Jun 14, 2022
Courses Designed to Focus on IT Analysis Challenges, Minimize IT Project Failure Rates, and Appeal to Global Audience
Diegem, Belgium, June 14th, 2022 - CTG, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services, is again offering its global Summer School (https://summerschool.ctg.com), beginning at the end of June and running through September. The 2022 Summer School series will offer courses under the "Analysis" theme, a topic more important than ever in light of the increasing digitization of companies. The Company's inaugural 2021 session drew 750 participants. CTG expects to exceed that number in 2022 by expanding its curriculum to a broader, global audience.
"In 2021, we drew participants from 28 different countries who enrolled for our very first Summer School, despite a very niche focus on 'Software Testing.' Almost half of our participants came from outside Belgium, including 10% from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. More than 130 of the participants were students. We look to exceed our 2021 enrollment number this year. We recognize that today's students are tomorrow's IT professionals, so they remain a key focus for our program in addition to active IT professionals," said Bob Daelman, CTG Vice President Belgium, Health Solutions, United Kingdom.
What started as a pilot project in 2021 is expanding to a broader demographic and subject matter audience in 2022. CTG will look to further engage the academic community by offering students free registration and guest lecturer sessions from speakers such as Monique Snoeck, Professor of Policy Informatics at the KU Leuven, on low-code application development, during the series. Courses have also been designed to appeal to a wide range of participant skillsets–from highly experienced IT professionals to future IT professionals. Finally, CTG's Summer School will offer morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate multiple time zones to make courses more accessible to global audiences.
More than half of the IT projects fail due to poor analysis
Various international studies (e.g. https://www.standishgroup.com/sample_research_files/CHAOSReport2015-Final.pdf) have shown that if an IT project does not meet expectations, in 56% (source: https://www.tecnova.com/blog/consequences-requirements-specification-template) of the cases, that is due to a poor upfront analysis. CTG wants to reduce that number by offering IT professionals and students courses that help address the issues that lead to these failures. Classes will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday, with topics ranging from business analysis to technical analysis, translating data into diagrams using ML and UX, and more.
"You can compare IT analysis with an architect's plans for your house. If there is a mistake in the plan, the damage is done. Starting with a correct initial analysis can drastically reduce the number of IT errors over the course of a project. Our Summer School aims to offer new processes, techniques, thinking, and ideas. The knowledge the participants acquire through our sessions will enable them to develop stronger requirements and result, ultimately, in more successful IT projects," said Michaël Pilaeten, Learning and Development Manager, CTG Europe.