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Requirements Elicitation and Analysis

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
To define great requirements, it's not enough to simply ask customers and stakeholders what they want. By leveraging requirements elicitation and analysis techniques, business analysts can come up with more innovative solutions. In this course, explore these techniques, and learn why they're important, and how to blend them together and tailor them to your project. Angela Wick provides an overview of the process, and discusses how elicitation and analysis work together. She also covers different ways of gathering requirements—such as brainstorming, observation, and workshops—before moving on to analysis techniques such as context diagrams, user stories, and decision tables. At the conclusion of the course, she explains how to select the right approach for a particular product or project type.

Managing High Performers

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
Managing high performers gives you an opportunity to pave the way for some of your organization's strongest talent. By strategically helping these professionals grow and expand their responsibilities, you can have a significant impact on the future of your organization. In this course, leadership expert Sara Canaday equips you with innovative strategies for successfully managing—and retaining—your most exceptional employees. Sara familiarizes you with the mindset and motivations of high performers, so that you can use this knowledge to meet their expectations and provide them with the appropriate level of support and development.

Cassandra Data Modeling Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database capable of handling large amounts of data that change rapidly. In this course, learn about the architecture of this popular database, and discover how to design Cassandra data models that support scalable applications. Dan Sullivan highlights the differences between Cassandra and relational databases, discusses the Cassandra Query Language (CQL), and shows techniques for modeling based on application query requirements. He also dives into Cassandra implementation details that impact data modeling choices, to help you reason through other design decisions while taking into account the database's architecture and limitations.

Create a Go-To-Market Plan

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
When you launch a new product or enter a new market, it's crucial to have both a roadmap that sets you up for success and the means to track the growth of your program. In this course, discover how to build and develop a go-to-market (GTM) plan for your next product or service. Join renowned marketing author Deirdre Breakenridge as she takes you through the steps needed to bring your product or service to the world. Deirdre helps you discern whether you need a GTM plan, and shows how to build a product strategy that's tailored to the market and customer base you aim to reach. She shares methods for pricing and promotion, and explains how to drive better channel performance, evaluate KPIs and metrics, align your team for launch, and more.

Copyright for Creatives: Protecting Your Work

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
Many creative people are familiar with the frustrating experience of discovering that their work is being used online without their permission. But not all of the artists whose work is being copied and resold know how to properly manage the situation. In this course, Von Glitschka dives into the subject of copyrights, sharing key information that you need to know to protect your work. Von explains what a copyright is, what needs to be copyrighted, and how to register one. He also explores copyright infringement, explaining where it commonly happens and how to know if you're a victim. From there, he and his lawyer take you through the process of responding to infringement, and demystify some common misconceptions about copyright law.

Android Development Essential Training: Support Multiple Screens

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:00
In this installment of the Android Development Essential Training series, David Gassner explains how to build mobile apps for Android that support multiple screens and devices. He begins by discussing Android market fragmentation, and then explains how to set the minimum SDK level and check the current device's screen size programmatically. Next, he covers how to work with multiple screens, explaining how to create alternative resource directories that the app framework can recognize and use to ensure that particular elements—such as string values, dimensions, and graphics—appear the way you want them to on different devices. To wrap up, David shows how to work with fragments to create dynamic UIs.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is used to centrally manage one's datacenter, user devices, and infrastructure. In this course, learn how to get started with System Center Configuration Manager. Discover how to deploy Configuration Manager in a central site, and then deploy a multisite environment including secondary sites. Explore content management, replicating data stores, resource discovery, and how to assign clients. To wrap up, learn how to integrate Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune and provide advanced security features, how to maintain and monitor Configuration Manager using various tools, and how to upgrade to a more current branch. (Author: David M. Franklyn)

Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to save time and disc space—and get more billable work done—using Dynamic Link, the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects. Dynamic Link enables you to avoid intermediate renders, and the need to keep multiple copies of files. Dive in and learn how to add After Effects compositions, Audition audio clips, Photoshop images, and more, to your sequences. Rich Harrington also shares tips on frame rate conversion and creating merged clips and subclips. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Leading with Innovation

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
No company can survive without innovation. Large or small, new or old, for profit or nonprofit, all organizations need to keep morphing to succeed. But how do you nurture nonstop innovation? Strategy experts Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang outline the core logic of innovation and show how leaders at many companies and nonprofits—including Apple, Amazon, Google and Khan Academy—nurture innovation without losing control. They outline the multiple ways—including design thinking, lean startup, and collaborative innovation—in which any organization can innovate. They also show how companies can change the rules of the game by dramatically redefining the target customer, rethinking the value proposition for the customer, and/or reengineering the value chain. And, they discuss the why and how of digital transformation and social innovation. Use these strategies to uncover new pathways to innovation at your organization.

GraphQL: Data Fetching with Relay

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
Want to build more efficient, data-driven React.js applications? Streamline data retrieval with GraphQL and Relay. You can get exactly the data you need—nothing more, nothing less—and predictable results every time. Join Emmanuel Henri as he shows how to set up a GraphQL server and use the Relay framework to fetch data from React components. In the process of building this project, he reviews the basics of GraphQL and the fundamentals of queries and mutations, introduces Relay, and then shows how these three technologies fit together when you code GraphQL fragments in React components.

Migrating from ASP.NET Web API 2.2 to ASP.NET Core

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
ASP.NET Core is the exciting new release from Microsoft for web development, allowing developers to ship their apps to run anywhere, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you're considering whether a move from ASP.NET Web API, this course will provide an overview of the procedure for migrating your site to the new platform. Author Phil Japikse shows how to inspect your ASP.NET Web API project, create a Core MVC Services project, and migrate and configure all elements of the project to take full advantage of the features of Core. Learn how to update packages, add additional packages such as Entity and AutoMapper, migrate the data access code and controllers, and unit test the new services.

AngularJS: Scope and Digest

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
Scope is at the heart of the AngularJS data-binding story, weaving together the controller (JavaScript) and the view (HTML) of a web application. The digest cycle is the scope's monitor, which watches for changes and updates the view. The way you edit the scope and call the digest cycle—using functions such as $watch(), $digest(), and $apply()—can make a huge difference in the reliability and performance of large applications. Companies are looking for AngularJS developers who can understand, execute, and troubleshoot these functions.

This advanced AngularJS course helps you explore the connected worlds of $scope and the digest cycle. Instructor Iftach Bar explains scope and inheritance, goes behind the scenes of the digest loop, and teaches both manual and automatic data binding approaches. Plus, learn how to integrate external libraries, diagnose performance issues, and debug your applications.

Employer Branding to Attract Talent

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
In the war for talent, having a strong brand can help you attract and retain the most talented employees. Candidates want to work for employers with great reputations—who are known for fairness, flexibility, independence, strong leadership, and opportunities for growth. In this course, leadership consultant and coach Roberta Matuson helps employers understand what top talent considers when evaluating organizations as potential employers, and explains how to build an employer brand to attract talent and keep it compelling and relevant. Become the company people dream of working for—build your brand as a top employer.

Creating a Compelling Job Description

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
An effective job description is not just a list of skills and qualities. It is a carefully crafted message with the aim of attracting the best qualified candidates for your job. It's potentially the most powerful communication tool you have. In this course, you learn how to move from the basics of creating a job description that suffices, to one that motivates the right candidates to apply. HR consultant Freda Thomas helps you find the right words and a fresh perspective, so your job postings stand out and draw the most qualified applicants.

LinkedIn Sponsored InMail

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
Sponsored InMail is a great way to increase your marketing reach on LinkedIn. You can send personalized messages to the audiences that matter most to your business. Learn how to create a Sponsored InMail account, run your first campaign, and see the results using powerful LinkedIn reporting features. Find out how to craft a compelling message that performs, and set up a budget and schedule that meets your marketing needs. Along the way, instructor Irina Skripnik shows you best practices for marketing to professionals and how to optimize your campaigns to increase conversions.

Product Design: From Sketch to CAD

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:00
When you begin product designs with sketches, you need a repeatable strategy for moving them into CAD. This course takes your concept sketch through a workflow that begins in Adobe Photoshop, moves to Rhino for revision, and ends in Illustrator, where you finalize your model and prepare it for presentation. Each step maximizes the unique powers of each app: sketching and painting in Photoshop, modeling curves in Rhino, and coloring and labeling in Illustrator. Designer Jean Gorospe's tips help you retain the creativity and flexibility of sketching while taking advantage of everything CAD tools have to offer.

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