One of the most challenging parts of managing a team in today’s digital world is that technology advances faster than people’s skills can — leaving you guessing if you have the resources to complete projects on time and on budget.
It’s that sinking feeling in your gut of fear and worry about another missed deadline. But what if the project is mission critical? You must find a way to achieve your goals even if you don’t know if you have the talent on your team right now. And you need to use your budget wisely to generate results, fast.
So, you consider your options. Hiring cycles for specialty tech talent are both slow and expensive, and that’s before onboarding even begins. You can start looking for the right people with the right mix of interpersonal and technical expertise, but that timeline is really out of your control — and the clock is ticking.
Taking a step back… could your team execute if they were given the proper tools to upskill quickly?
Putting a stop to the guesswork
The first step in forecasting your skill requirements is to fully understand where your team sits versus where it needs to be to execute against current and future business objectives. This knowledge will give you the confidence to make the right decisions with regard to investing internally or looking for talent on the open market. But where to begin?
Cloud Academy provides the answer to the question, “What are my team’s current tech skills?” with our accurate and objective tech skill assessment tool. Use our out-of-the-box assessments or create a custom version to test and validate on topics including:

Cloud computing: AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba
Software engineering: Python, Java, React, and more
Big data: Machine learning (ML), Artificial intelligence (AI)

Sounds good. What next?
In addition to assessing your team, Cloud Academy for Business

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