Software development is well-suited to remote and distributed teams. There are many techniques for working together successfully. In this learning path, developers and team leads can learn best practices for remote communication, collaboration, project management, and agile ceremonies.
Adopt practices that make remote work easier.
Identify tools for code collaboration and project management.
Create a team strategy to develop software remotely.
Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw
Get time management tips to stay productive and balanced when working from home part-time or full-time.
1h 25m • COURSE
Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises with Desk Yogi
Learn simple exercises to help relieve and prevent neck pain.
20m 53s • COURSE
First Look: Visual Studio 2019 with Walt Ritscher
Get up to speed with all of the latest features offered in Visual Studio 2019.
30m 57s • COURSE
Learning GitHub with Aaron Stewart
GitHub is the industry-standard tool for collaborating on and sharing code. Learn the basics, including common uses, workflows, and best practices for GitHub and Git.
2h 11m • COURSE
Git for Teams with Kevin Bowersox
Learn best practices for using Git as a team. Explore techniques and tools that can help you and your team work together harmoniously and quickly deliver high-quality software.
2h 16m • COURSE
Learning Slack with Gini von Courter
Learn how to use Slack to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with your team. Discover how to be productive and effective with Slack.
2h 35m • COURSE
Microsoft Teams Essential Training with Nick Brazzi
Learn how to use the essentials of Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 collaborative workspace app.
2h 21m • COURSE
Learning Jira Software with Robert Anthony
Learn how to use Jira and the new Jira experience for issue tracking and project management. Learn Jira basics, such as creating and searching for tickets and building dashboards.
1h 18m • COURSE
Trello Essential Training with Zack Arnold
Learn how to organize your own work and collaborate on projects with your team using Trello.
2h 46m • COURSE
Agile Software Development: Remote Teams with Andrea Goulet
Successfully roll out an agile-based remote working strategy for your software team. Learn best practices for effective communication, hiring, and distributed development.
1h 41m • COURSE
Agile Software Development: Pair and Mob Programming with Chiu-Ki Chan
Learn all about the mechanics, details, and value of collaborative coding approaches—namely, pair programming and mob programming—that can help you solve problems faster.
1h 36m • COURSE
Managing Virtual Teams with Phil Gold
Learn how to manage a virtual team made up of remote team members located in different geographies and time zones.
56m 14s • COURSE
Learning VPN with Scott Simpson
Get an introduction to virtual private networks (VPNs). Learn the basics you need to know to set up system access for remote users via VPN.
54m 7s • COURSE
You'll learn remote software development skills with these experts.
Dave Crenshaw develops leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size.
Dave has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. You can download a free copy of Dave's book The Result and learn more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Desk Yogi is a wellness platform providing training on yoga, fitness, mindfulness, healthy eating, and more.
Desk Yogi founder Jacqui Burge has been studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for over twenty years. She also had a desk job at Lynda.com, a fast-growing company with 500+ employees. As her corporate demands grew, she found it hard to attend lunchtime yoga classes or make it to the gym. To get her equilibrium back, and to inspire others in similar situations, Jacqui started streaming live 10-minute wellness breaks for fellow employees. Word got out, and soon staff from all over the globe were logging on to her video lessons to grab a moment of meditation and movement in the middle of their day.
In less than a month, the twice-a-week sessions reached 120 attendees with a waiting list to join. Shocked at the popularity, Jacqui realized companies everywhere could offer her short wellness videos-on-demand during the long work day.
In 2015, from this basic knowledge, the idea for Desk Yogi was born. With former colleagues from Lynda.com and a team of experts in health, fitness and meditation, together they developed the content and functionality of desk-yogi.com, providing an integrated portal to deliver a simple wellness solution.
Today, Desk Yogi is used by corporations, small businesses, and individuals around the world, providing a comprehensive wellness platform built around state-of-the-art instructional videos on topics including yoga, fitness, mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction, healthy eating, workplace ergonomics, and productivity to all employees in any workspace, at their pace, no matter their fitness level.
Walt Ritscher is a programmer, UI designer, and staff author at LinkedIn Learning.
Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces started early. Shortly after discovering how to move pixels around on a computer screen, he began devouring books on computer graphics and UI design. Before long, he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies, and the international conference circuit. As a consultant, Walt has worked with a wide variety of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff author at LinkedIn Learning, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each year.
Aaron Stewart is a training content specialist at GitHub.
Aaron designs and develops technical product training curriculum and content using a variety of delivery methods, including instructor-led courses and virtual and web-based learning solutions. He is a technology enthusiast that works with external and internal development teams to provide the best user experience. Aaron has also developed training for LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight, and has hands-on experience as a software integration engineer at MX.com. Follow his projects at https://github.com/a-a-ron.
Kevin Bowersox is a full-stack Java developer and instructor.Kevin has been building Java applications for over a decade. He earned a bachelor of science degree in information sciences and technology from Penn State University, as well as a master's degree in human resource management and employee relations from the same institution. Currently, he works as a web application developer at NAVSUP Business Systems Center. He boasts expertise in a variety of tools and technologies, including Git, JPA, JavaServer Faces, and Spring.
Gini von Courter has taught computer classes on Microsoft Office for 20+ years and has authored 30+ books.
Gini has been providing computer classes and seminars on Microsoft Office and related products for more than 20 years at public and private companies, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, and has consulted and trained on the use of Microsoft SharePoint since the first SharePoint product was launched in 2001. A founder and managing partner of TRIAD Consulting, Gini is also the author of 29 books, including Beginning SharePoint with Excel, and a number of lynda.com movies on SharePoint, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, and other software titles. Gini's passion is helping clients use SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications to create solutions that increase efficiency and collaboration while improving the quality of people's work lives. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an M.B.A. from Oakland University.
Nick Brazzi is a staff author on productivity and mobile topics for LinkedIn Learning.
A former Apple educator, Nick has been teaching desktop productivity and video editing for over 10 years. Before joining lynda.com, he was a software trainer and instruction designer for Apple, and a regular guest speaker for several Macintosh user groups in the Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Nick demonstrates his skills in various unicycle-related sports.
Robert Anthony is an expert software administrator helping organizations implement agile development tools.
Robert has extensive experience in product management life cycles. His career started as a QA technician and analyst, then grew to include roles in product management, project management, and business process management. These interconnected roles led to his current position as a professional consultant who helps companies introduce, configure, and adopt the use of Jira Software.
Zack Arnold is an award-winning film and television editor and documentary director.
Zack has worked on Empire, Underground, Burn Notice, and The Bannen Way and GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story. He is also the creator of the Fitness In Post program. He has been featured in American Cinema Editors magazine, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Creative Cow, postPerspective, ProVideo Coalition, and Art of the Guillotine, and has been a guest on numerous post-production and business podcasts.
Zack knew he wanted to become a film editor by age 9, after shooting a home movie running around the house with his older brother. Zack was less than enthusiastic about the production process, but after adding the score of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly to their raw footage, he became hooked on editing. After editing numerous side projects in high school and then graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in film/video studies, Zack moved to Los Angeles and started his first industry job as an assistant editor for a movie trailer company. He was promoted to editor 5 months later, won a Golden Trailer Award for the first trailer he ever cut professionally, and has been cutting for the last 14 years. He has edited over 100 movie trailers, featurettes, studio and independent feature films, web series, and television series, and more weddings than he cares to mention.
Zack can be contacted via the Fitness In Post Facebook group or directly via Twitter @fitnessinpost.
Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software remodeling company.
At Corgibytes, Andrea has built a remote team of expert engineers who love working with legacy code. Together, they help software companies make products more stable, scalable, and secure. Andrea is also focused on building a community around people who love remodeling software and founded the website http://legacycode.rocks to help other "menders" thrive.
A frequent keynote speaker, Andrea delivers talks on such topics as empathy as a technical skill, communication being just as important as code, and putting developers on the right projects.
Chiu-Ki Chan is an Android developer with a passion for speaking and teaching.
Chiu-Ki—a Google Developer Expert in Android—runs her own mobile development company. Through this venture, she's produced apps such as Monkey Write—which helps users learn Chinese writing—as well as an app for snapping photos to stitch into a heart.
When she's not writing apps, she can be found travelling the world, sometimes to sightsee and other times to share her Android knowledge on stage at different tech conferences.
Phil Gold is a senior-level learning and development professional.
Phil has a passion for serving organizations through growing and enabling a culture of learning. A strong advocate for the employee, he believes in using their voice to aid in the creation of solutions to fit their needs; his strong communication skills allow him to tell that story back to them in a way that helps strengthen buy-in and engagement. Phil is experienced in strategic planning, with proven abilities as a team leader working with cross-functional and global teams of employees, stakeholders, and vendors. He can distill and convey complicated technical concepts into plain language, and deliver that in person or virtually in English or Spanish.
Scott Simpson has a master's in education and currently creates technology courses as an author at LinkedIn.
Scott has been interested in computers since he was about seven years old, and for most of that time, he's been teaching friends, family, and strangers how to use them. This geeky hobby turned into a job with Apple during college, and after completing his master's degree in education at San Diego State University, he has helped to shape the Developer segment here at lynda.com as a content producer. Scott enjoys building web apps and exploring new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @scotty82.