Process to Learn a new skill

  1. Decide what you want to learn
  2. Research on the topic using multiple sources.
  3. Collate all the interesting and useful information into one location
  4. Condense this information into a blog post/article(optional: publish it in a learning in public system - there might be errors in this)
  5. Create a plan to use this knowledge in a project
  6. Do a retrospective after using the knowledge and seeing results - What worked, what didn't work, what can be improved.
  7. Add these points to your article
  8. Use the knowledge in another project(ideally, in a different contexts) and do the last 3 steps. You might have to do it 3-4 times before you have a decent understanding of it.

This is a modified version of the Organizational Knowledge Management process. This process is more geared for Personal Knowledge Management and skill building.