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Last month, JavaBlackBelt members reported that their productivity would increase by 25% if management installed Java Skills Management.  The pressing question from managers: how do we do this? I've talked with JBB founder John Rizzo and he's developed a 6-step "installation plan" for Java skills management.  Those steps and highlights are below my salutation. If you’d like to discuss/start this process, feel free to say so at: globalforcedirect.com/discovery-sessions/. Step 1. Discovery No-charge JBB consultations on installing Java skills management into the organization.  JBB explains possibilities, explore priorities, establishes extent/timeline.  Managers describe organizational make-up, skills champions, existing training methods, employee review/reporting needs.  Developers describe missions, key technologies. Step 2. Startup Installation of JavaBlackBelt Enterpr... (more)

Java Developers Say Skills Management Would Increase Their Productivity by 25%

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Developers in the 50K member JavaBlackBelt community made their opinions known in a just-released survey on Java skills management – it’s quite revealing. Most noteworthy, developers estimated that their Java teams would be 25% more productive if their management committed to skills management. It's reasonable to say that represents a sizable/practical/immediate opportunity. Details of the full findings:   -- Over 75% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Java skills assessment is important to t... (more)

Java for Managers -- What Should They Know?

Last month, JavaBlackBelt completed a survey where developers said their teams would be 25% more productive if their management committed to skills management... which led me to consider: Which Java technologies do developers think that managers should understand better in order to make great decisions about skills management? I'll suggest, as a start: -- Java SE and EE basics -- ORM's (Hibernate, ...) -- Web Frameworks (lStruts 2, ...) -- IDEs (Eclipse, ...) -- Source Code Mgmt -- Testing Methods -- JavaScript -- Ajax Very open to your thoughts, and who might find such a course usef... (more)

eLearning + Coaching = Breakthrough in Java Skills?

JavaBlackBelt just announced its “Coached e‐Learning” for Java developers. In a developer survey to be released next week, this Coached e‐Learning was selected as the #1 choice for Java learning compared with classroom training and self‐paced e‐Learning. Here’s how it works: 1. In these courses, the coach meets with the student to begin each course, reviews the course plan and materials, and agrees to a schedule. 2. The student then learns at their own pace from the JavaBlackBelt eLearning platform ‐‐ online materials and videos, community forums, exercises, and exams. 3. Alon... (more)

JavaBlackBelt and 50,000 Members Bring 2.0 Skills Management for Java to US and India Enterprises

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2009 – JavaBlackBelt, a leader in Java learning and now powered by over 50,000 developers in its European community, today announced the opening of its web 2.0-based Java skills management services to enterprises in the US and India. Specifically, it has reached agreement with Boston-based Global Force DIRECT™ for distribution rights across these regions. The JavaBlackBelt service, driven by crowd-sourcing/moderation, already offers the world’s most comprehensive, state-of-the-art digest of Java skil... (more)