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Agile Instructional Design

Many instructional design and development processes produce ineffective products, often accompanied by delayed timelines and cost overruns. Agile instructional design applies the SAM (Success Approximation Model) principles to training development, which results in meaningful and effective learning experiences that help the learner as well as meet the needs of stakeholders. In this course, Richard Sites explores how to apply an agile process to instructional design. Learn how to start savvy, document your ideas, prototype course content, build your design, and review your instruction for any missed opportunities. Dr. Sites also shows how to align your current process with SAM and become an effective leader of agile and iterative training and development projects.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Marketing Foundations

By adopting agile marketing principles, you can run projects that have a greater impact and improve over time. In this course, marketing expert Chris DallaVilla shares the relevant principles of agile marketing, and explains how to use this approach in your own organization. Chris goes over the core values of agile marketing, and shares different workflows that you can tailor to your organization. He also highlights how data plays an important role in validating your direction and strategy, as well as measuring results. Finally, he covers standard project management roles—and how they work in agile marketing—and shows how to create a backlog, plan sprints, and put together a marketing roadmap.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile New Product Development for Manufacturers

Agile isn't just for software. It can also be applied in the creation of manufactured physical objects. Manufacturers who bring new products to market are under unique pressures. They must consider the time to market, health and safety, and the cost of materials—all while trying to deliver great products under tight deadlines. In this course, learn how to streamline your project pipeline by leveraging the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development. Discover where agile works best, how to prepare your team and organization to apply agile methods, and how to expand the use of agile for new product development. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of how to use the agile methodology to quickly deliver high-quality results.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile New Product Development for Manufacturers

Agile isn't just for software. It can also be applied in the creation of manufactured physical objects. Manufacturers who bring new products to market are under unique pressures. They must consider the time to market, health and safety, and the cost of materials—all while trying to deliver great products under tight deadlines. In this course, learn how to streamline your project pipeline by leveraging the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development. Discover where agile works best, how to prepare your team and organization to apply agile methods, and how to expand the use of agile for new product development. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of how to use the agile methodology to quickly deliver high-quality results.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Product Owner Role: Foundations

Learn what it takes to be the product owner on an agile project team. This course clarifies the role of the product owner and looks at the mindset, techniques, and competencies critical to being successful in the job. Angela Wick defines the typical collaborators, the product roadmap and minimum viable product, and your touch points in the agile workflow, including planning, prototyping, user research, sprints, and backlog refinement. Plus, learn about the average day in the life of a product owner and get clarity on common myths: that planning, a clear scope, and documentation get in the way of agile development.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Product Owner Role: Techniques

If your agile projects result in the efficient creation of products that your customers adore, it's likely due to the first-rate product owner on your team. If this isn't the case—or if you just want to brush up on what this critical role entails—this course can help. Explore the responsibilities of the product owner, and learn some practical techniques that you can implement throughout the agile workflow. Discover how to use personas, story maps, and user stories to figure out what customers really need. Learn how to work with your team to create an agile product roadmap, and learn more about the role of the product owner in agile meetings.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Project Management: Comparing Agile Tools

Agile is an exciting way to quickly deliver higher-quality products to your customer. New agile tools are emerging every day. This course helps you compare the strengths and capabilities of several different agile software tools, including Microsoft Excel, Atlassian's JIRA, VersionOne, Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS), CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), and Agility Health. You'll see the advantages of simple tools like spreadsheets versus more complex solutions like complete product management packages. This course helps project managers, software developers, and other professionals determine which tool is the best fit for their team. Agile expert Doug Rose provides a fast-paced tour and an unvarnished look at what some of the tools get right and what some get wrong. Doug concludes each section with suggested strategies for selecting the right tool for your team—always remembering that no tool should ever overshadow the core values outlined in the agile manifesto.

Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Project Management Principles

Agile project management allows you to produce smaller deliverables more frequently and efficiently, making it an excellent choice for teams that work in product development, programming, business analysis, and other collaborative areas. But it's a fragile process that requires the right scope, goals, and management. In this course, author and Project Management Professional Bob McGannon shows you the tools and techniques you need to successfully manage a project through the agile life cycle. Learn how to use agile for the right projects and then walk through the four major phases in the cycle, from scoping the work and designing your sprint structure to collecting requirements, managing the project without interfering in the rapid build process, adapting to feedback, and closing the project. In the bonus chapter, Bob discusses real-life challenges he has encountered running agile projects, giving you real-world perspective into the project life cycle.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project

Learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage agile projects. Bonnie Biafore covers setting up agile projects for success, creating custom fields to track elements unique to the agile project method, such as features and sprints, and managing and updating agile task lists as work is completed. She also shows how to manage traditionally scheduled tasks and agile work side by side, track agile project progress, generate burndown reports, and determine your team's velocity. Plus, learn about the agile tools that are built into the Project Online desktop client.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Requirements Foundations

Customer needs change every day. We need our products to keep up. Take an agile approach to requirements analysis: Learn the mindset and techniques necessary to discover requirements for an agile project and succeed in the business analyst (BA) role. Angela Wick reviews the 12 agile principles from a BA's perspective, introduces backlog management techniques, and discusses techniques such as product decomposition, user stories and story maps, which help BAs deliver products that truly delight customers. Plus, find out what concepts such as "minimum viable product" and "value stream" mean to people in the BA role.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Software Development

The agile approach—which emphasizes continuous delivery and improvement, collaboration, and openness to change—can help professionals enhance both their productivity and the quality of their final products. In this course, learn the fundamentals of agile for software developers, as well as why this approach is uniquely suited for software engineering. Instructor Shashi Shekhar discusses key principles of the agile approach from the perspective of developers. He then reviews scrum—a hugely popular agile framework—and discusses scrum principles, roles, and events. He also looks at how you can complement your scrum implementation with Kanban; takes a deep dive into extreme programming (XP); and shares how you can apply XP to be more effective and efficient in a development team. Throughout this course, Shashi shares practical examples that can help reinforce the concepts covered in this course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agile Software Development

The agile approach—which emphasizes continuous delivery and improvement, collaboration, and openness to change—can help professionals enhance both their productivity and the quality of their final products. In this course, learn the fundamentals of agile for software developers, as well as why this approach is uniquely suited for software engineering. Instructor Shashi Shekhar discusses key principles of the agile approach from the perspective of developers. He then reviews scrum—a hugely popular agile framework—and discusses scrum principles, roles, and events. He also looks at how you can complement your scrum implementation with Kanban; takes a deep dive into extreme programming (XP); and shares how you can apply XP to be more effective and efficient in a development team. Throughout this course, Shashi shares practical examples that can help reinforce the concepts covered in this course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agreements for Success in Global Projects

Set up your global projects for success by agreeing on the language, roles, and culture of each project. In this course, Sam Yankelevitch explains how to avoid misunderstandings by establishing the ground rules for cross-team, international projects. Learn why it's important to agree on a common language, how to build trust and respect between remote team members, and how to make clarity and accountability priorities for your entire team. Sam also explains how to define clear roles and create a one-team culture that rallies everyone around the same goals. Plus, discover how the PDCA (plan–do–check–act) methodology can help you improve your projects every step of the way.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Agreements for Success in Global Projects

Set up your global projects for success by agreeing on the language, roles, and culture of each project. In this course, Sam Yankelevitch explains how to avoid misunderstandings by establishing the ground rules for cross-team, international projects. Learn why it's important to agree on a common language, how to build trust and respect between remote team members, and how to make clarity and accountability priorities for your entire team. Sam also explains how to define clear roles and create a one-team culture that rallies everyone around the same goals. Plus, discover how the PDCA (plan–do–check–act) methodology can help you improve your projects every step of the way.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

AI The LinkedIn Way: A Conversation with Deepak Agarwal

Deepak Agarwal is the VP of artificial intelligence (AI) at LinkedIn, a company on the frontline of data science. LinkedIn is heavily invested in AI and machine learning, transformative technologies that can improve all aspects of member experience. This investment is demonstrated in the LinkedIn AI Academy, which trains engineers and other employees on the power, potential, and best practices for developing and using AI tools. In this Q&A style course, Deepak discusses how LinkedIn leverages AI and machine learning, the ways the technology influences our lives, and what's to come, including advice for those wondering "Will AI take our jobs?" and "What skills can I learn in order to start a career in AI?"

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

AI The LinkedIn Way: A Conversation with Deepak Agarwal

Deepak Agarwal is the VP of artificial intelligence (AI) at LinkedIn, a company on the frontline of data science. LinkedIn is heavily invested in AI and machine learning, transformative technologies that can improve all aspects of member experience. This investment is demonstrated in the LinkedIn AI Academy, which trains engineers and other employees on the power, potential, and best practices for developing and using AI tools. In this Q&A style course, Deepak discusses how LinkedIn leverages AI and machine learning, the ways the technology influences our lives, and what's to come, including advice for those wondering "Will AI take our jobs?" and "What skills can I learn in order to start a career in AI?"

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ajax with PHP: Add Dynamic Content to Websites

Add dynamic, asynchronously loading content to websites to make them more modern, professional, and user friendly with Ajax and PHP. Learn how to use Ajax to send and receive data in the background and how to use PHP to assemble and return text, HTML, or JSON responses. Kevin Skoglund walks viewers through sample projects for the most common Ajax use cases: buttons to allow users to mark or favorite items, forms that validate and submit data in the background, infinite scrolling of paginated content, and autosuggestions beneath a text field.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Alex McDowell: World Building and Narrative

Minority Report changed production designer Alex McDowell's career. The film didn't begin with a script. Instead, director Steven Spielberg wanted a world that would jump-start the narrative. So with the help of a transmedia "think tank," Alex created a detailed digital environment complete with its own society, politics, technology, terrain, and infrastructure. Alex spent the next decade world building, working on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Watchmen. Now he runs 5D GlobalStudio and the World Building Media Lab at the University of Southern California, where students learn how to solve storytelling problems through design.

In this interview, Alex tells us about his current projects (including models for sustainable living and a virtual exploration of the world's oceans), the future of media and narrative, and where he looks for inspiration.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Algorithmic Trading and Stocks Essential Training

Many stock market trades are now conducted with algorithms: computer programs that buy or sell stocks according to mathematical formulas. These trades are conducted at a speed and frequency that is hard for humans to replicate. Therefore, it's important for finance professionals, and indeed everyone who invests in the stock market, to know how these algorithms work. This course shows how to develop a back-tested, rules-based trading strategy and program a simple trading algorithm of your own.

Professor Michael McDonald provides a brief primer on securities markets. He explains how data helps investors forecast performance and automate trading. Then he moves into the practical steps: coming up with algorithmic trading rules and developing and testing an algorithm. Finally, he shows how the algorithm can be applied and eventually expanded to other securities. Anyone working in financial services, or interested in investing in the stock market, will be able to use these tutorials to understand and develop simple trading algorithms of their own.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Alias Essential Training

Autodesk Alias is the premier CAD studio application for concept and surface design, enabling artists and designers to create high-quality, feasible CAD models. Whatever industry you're in, Veejay Gahir will provide a grounded introduction to Alias's tools and techniques. He'll show you how to create, modify, and analyze data, and export this data into formats that are usable in other CAD applications. Start watching and learn how to get up and running with this industry-leading program.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Align Recruiting with Job Requirements

While a job applicant may look good on paper, there are many factors that contribute to a candidate being a good fit for an organization. Company culture and core values impact your recruiting efforts and results, so obtaining additional information about a role and soliciting input from the hiring authority can help you connect the best candidate with the job. In this course, expert recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno helps you become a more effective recruiter by showing how to align your recruiting strategy more closely with the needs of your hiring organization. Barbara covers the basics of sharing job requisitions, goes into the common denominators of stellar hires, and outlines a step-by-step recruiting process that helps you get results.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Alison Mann: Animation Talent Scout

How do top animation studios find talent? Recruiters like Alison Mann. In this interview, Alison explains how she finds artists and animators for feature films at Paramount Animation. Learn about the qualities she looks for in great artists; the role of social media in self-promotion and recruiting for creatives; and why internships are so important for uncovering new talent. She also explains how to assemble a portfolio that is focused and features your best work first.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Design

Allan Haley is a consultant, educator, and formerly the Director of Words and Letters at Monotype. He is a giant in the typography community, responsible for maintaining a link to the history of type while keeping tabs on its future.

In this interview, a partnership between Lynda.com and AIGA, Allan talks to Kristin Ellison about typography: why typography inspires a passionate response from cognoscenti and laymen alike, how the evolution from metal-set to digital type has impacted interest, and why certain typefaces endure. They also discuss

  • The qualities of a great typeface
  • Advice for typeface designers
  • The impact of craftspeople like Doyald Young and the Maker movement
  • Marketing typefaces and combatting font piracy
  • Developing Monotype's Fonts.com library
  • Why Monotype reinvests in fonts like Metro and Gill Sans
  • Leaving Monotype to consult
  • What makes a good addition to a font library
  • How to design a font to fulfill a gap in the marketplace
  • What's on the horizon for typography

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys

In this interview, prolific author and music producer Bobby Owsinski talks to iconic audio- and music-industry personalities: the outliers, forward thinkers, and rule breakers. This installment features revered recording engineer Al Schmitt.

Al has won more GRAMMYs than any other music producer/engineer in history (23 so far), but got his start wrapping cables at the age of 8 in the first indie studio in New York City. And since then, he's recorded everyone from Ray Charles and Paul McCartney to Steely Dan and Diana Krall. In this interview, Bobby and Al chat about Al's career, influences, and inspirations.

Look for other installments with Richard Gibbs, Hanson Hsu, and Michael Beinhorn—coming soon!

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Amazon Web Services: Analysis

Understanding how to successfully analyze system performance within Amazon Web Services (AWS) is crucial for SysOps administrators. In this course, gain the intermediate-level skills you need to analyze system performance within AWS by identifying bottlenecks and ways to optimize services. In addition, this course can help to prepare you for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification exam.

Instructor Joseph Holbrook dives into the areas of focus that comprise the AWS Analysis domain, discussing AWS performance bottlenecks, optimizing the environment, and identifying application issues.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource



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