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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)

Open Survey on New eLearning Method For Java Technologies

JavaBlackBelt is considering offering “coach-assisted eLearning” courses on Java technologies such as Spring/Hibernate/more.  It’s a new type of learning and they are interested in your feedback. Please consider taking a 5 minute survey and you will receive 10 contribution points towards JavaBlackBelt certification exams.  Goto here. Thanks for your time and we look forward to sharing results with you. ... (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)

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)