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:
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)
JavaBlackBelt just announced its “Coached e‐Learning” for Java
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
3. Alon... (more)
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
Very open to your thoughts, and who might find such a course usef... (more)
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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
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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
Details of the full findings:
-- Over 75% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Java skills
assessment is important to t... (more)