Red Hat Creates Digital Transformation-Focused Human Resources Development Program for Normura Research Institute
Via Red Hat Newsroom
Jan 14, 2020
RALEIGH, N.C. — January 14, 2020 —
Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced today that it created a human resources development program focused on digital transformation for Japanese consulting and IT firm, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
As digital transformation is increasingly attracting attention, noted in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s 2018 report, DX Report: Overcoming of ‘2025 Digital Cliff’ Involving IT Systems and Full-fledged Development of Efforts for DX, training programs that cultivate skills and knowledge focused on digital transformation efforts are needed. These skills can help develop associates in charge of corporate digital transformation-related projects and raise the general level of expertise in a company.
For instance, it is necessary to integrate operations across three elements - business, development and operations - more cross-functional, flexible perspectives and thought processes are needed. Agile development methodology or DevOps, which can help drive digital transformation, differ from conventional waterfall development methodology in which respective processes are vertically divided. Therefore, for the development of its personnel, multiple and practical training programs based on the concept of agile were demanded.
NRI needed education programs to train engineers who can respond to changing customer demands against the background of growing customer digital transformation needs . Red Hat built a comprehensive training program combining classroom lectures to learn basic skills and a hands-on workshop. In the first phase of DX Ground School, a five-day course implemented in Sept. 2019, product owners and agile developers learned about a variety of topics, including continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). CI/CD is necessary for agile development methodology and implementing DevOps, API and microservices, as well as building architecture of applications and test strategies. DX Practice, the second phase, is a two-week course starting with a product design workshop, in which participants develop a system of microservice architecture with agile methodology, and experience DevOps based on Red Hat OpenShift.
Through its training programs, Red Hat enables comprehensive support for customers looking to cultivate skill sets across its workforce, as well as change the corporate culture. The training program is planned to be rolled out for NRI associates in charge of IT and development in the future.
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