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Anthony Flynn

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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)

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)

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)

Java Basics & Advanced Courses Now Available via Coached eLearning

Brussels, Belgium, July 16, 2009 - JavaBlackBelt, a global leader in Java learning and powered by over 50,000 developers in its global community, today announced immediate availability across the EU, the U.S., and India of its "Java & OO Fundamentals" and "Java Advanced" Coached eLearning courses. Coached eLearning combines Java coaching and eLearning to deliver the fastest and most cost-effective way to gain Java skills. In a recent survey of members of the JavaBlackBelt community, developers selected Coached eLearning as the #1 choice for Java learning compared with instructor-l... (more)