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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)