I just ran into this quote from one famous teacher in recent history, Amos Bronson Alcott: "Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure."
No doubt this hits the point and I am sure all of you have learned from a misadventure at one time or another. Lessons learned from life can be tough sometimes, but they will teach you something you will certainly never forget.
For software training as well as any other learning exercise in your professional life, you might not want to go this route, though.
Making mistakes in business – especially in our world of product development – can be costly.
Mistakes cost you precious time when you are already under pressure to bring a product to market in time or have to meet a tight project deadline. If you need to do something and you cannot figure out the best way of doing it, mistakes can cost you patience. In the worst case, they cost your company money.
Anyone of us can come up with an example from their own experience they would prefer not to repeat because the lesson was kind of tough. However, misadventure happens for many reasons and it is certainly not possible to avoid it in all cases but you can take precautions.
By continuously educating yourselves, you can reduce the risk of misadventure. In the case of PTC software, you can make sure to stay on top of the latest product version and learn to master the product so it becomes a valuable tool that supports you in your day-to-day work. Being proficient in your software tools reduces the risk of mistakes.
Not only can you deliver results error-free, you will also be able to provide them faster as you can avoid tedious trial-and-error exercises or asking around for help.