Anaplan Learning Journey: Share Your Top Tips!

AaronW
Community Manager

Anaplan Learning Journey: Share Your Top Tips!

Happy Monday to everyone! With so many Learners here, everyone is at a different place on their journey—some just starting, others in the middle, and still others already finished and offering support or assistance to their peers. 

Wherever you may happen to be, I want to invite you to share something you've learned along the way that can help someone else. It can be about a specific training, or about Anaplan itself, or even just a strategy for success in progressing through the trainings. Maybe it's advice or wisdom you got from someone else that you'd like to pass along!

Whatever it is, we're excited to hear it. If we get enough responses, I'll aggregate them into an article in the Learner's Lounge Knowledge Base to benefit future Learners!

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Niraj.B
Frequent Contributor

Re: Anaplan Learning Journey: Share Your Top Tips!

Great idea @AaronW .

 

As someone who has done L1/2/3 recently, this is what I found useful:

  1. For L1 & L2 , take your time & make sure you watch the training videos properly, Initially I didn't pay attention to examples but they were very important when you are doing activities and suddenly wonder why a particular formula starts to give errors.
  2. Use the comments section on why you are using that line item/module/action (especially Actions & Processes), record which Activity asked you to do that.
  3. L3 may seem daunting but once you get the hang of it, you enjoy doing it. At times you may feel the instructions are vague though I feel it might be deliberate so that we start thinking independently.
  4. Initially I didn't agree with the requirement that L3 activities should not be discussed on forums. Now that I have completed independently, I can see why this requirement is in place. Believe me, it is for your own good. I once struggled for 4 hours on a formula but it will now help me in future. Had I discussed on forums and got a solution, it would not help me in my thinking process.
  5. Check your build section - Very important, even if there are 50 numbers on the screenshot, verify every single one of them (I know, its boring). If you think you are slightly out initially, towards the end there will be a bigger difference and you won't be able to work out why.
  6. Patience is key. You will get there eventually.
  7. Archive your work on a regular basis so that if you need to go back, it's doable. I would name by archive copies as "L3 DataHub Pre 1.1, L3 DataHub Pre 2.1, etc".
  8. Allocate regular time towards the courses. Say you intend to spend 15 hours per week, divide into regular times. Eg 3 hours per sitting. Don't aim for small lessons (30 mins per day) or unrealistic ones (12hours per day), it won't help.
  9. While doing your exams, best to have a copy of your training models and use that for exam purposes.
  10. Practice, practice, practice. The forums are there to help us.
AaronW
Community Manager

Re: Anaplan Learning Journey: Share Your Top Tips!

Wow, fantastic tips, @Niraj.B! Thank you for taking the time to share this! 🙌