Workday Training: Many Avenues to Enterprise Software Mastery
Workday is a cloud-based enterprise applications suite with a variety of uses, including financial management and human capital management (HCM). It competes with similar offerings from a variety of enterprise software firms, including Oracle and SAP. If you’re building and maintaining a tech stack for a business, chances are good you’ll come across Workday offerings at some point—which means Workday training. Among the key features of Workday are talent management, time tracking, recruiting and employee self-service, tied together by integrated workforce scheduling and a centralized HR database. There’s also real-time reporting and analytics. Colin Forth, vice president of Workday Education, explains that Workday training is designed to meet the needs of their different audiences, which includes Workday administrators, business owners, and professional services consultants. “We have more 200 courses with some 600 distinct course days,” he says. “We also offer subscription-based Workda
How Do Technology Professionals Want to Grow in 2023?
Which trends will impact the technology industry in the coming year? That’s a key question for technology professionals and managers as they try to strategize for the next 12 months. CompTIA’s Industry Outlook 2023 attempts to break down those emerging trends, including: “Business as usual gets a reality check” Challenges in hiring and retaining technology professionals The “metaverse” and customer experiences Cloud acceleration New competitors in the digital ecosystem More automation The need to evolve cybersecurity metrics Inflation uncertainty Decentralized identity and web3 Advances in A.I. Those are all extraordinarily complicated issues, and not every technology professional is expected to master every nuance of them. Nonetheless, “big” issues such as cloud and automation will likely touch more businesses than ever before. Technology professionals who exhibit a curiosity and a willingness to learn new skills and strategies will succeed in this environment. Despite fears of a pote
How to Become a Product Owner
A product owner is a specific role in an Agile process. This person keeps careful track of the parts of the app that need to be built (called the backlog) and helps determine which tasks need to be performed, which developers will work on them, and how long they will take (typically, teams engage in two-week “sprints”). They also provide updates to the product stakeholders. Perhaps the most important role of the product owner is to represent the customer or end user for the team and the company as a whole. This will ensure the team builds a product that the end users need—one that is intuitive, friendly, and does only what the end user needs and no more. A product owner isn’t the same thing as a product manager. The latter oversees the schedule and who is working on what, but doesn’t usually provide that vital end-user perspective. But in reality, many organizations (especially the smaller shops) simply don’t have the budget to hire separate product managers and product owners. Instead
Tech Connects Podcast: The Future of HR Tech
“Tech Connects,” Dice’s podcast, digs into the tech hiring, recruiting, and career topics that matter to you. Subscribe on ACast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more! The next episode of the Tech Connects podcast is here! Every month, we’ll have great guests who will share their expertise about the current state of the tech careers world, from the hottest tech skills to the state of the tech hiring market to what companies are doing to retain and attract top talent. Our next guest is Saad Siddiqui, who’s General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a San Francisco-based strategic growth firm. He invests in HR tech companies such as Certn and Forage, which gives him some unique insights into talent acquisition, how technology impacts onboarding and training, and the future of work itself. He also previously served as an executive at Informatica and Cisco. Let’s listen! Here are a few key takeaways from our discussion: First, the rise of remote and hybrid work is giving companies a lo
How to Become a Software Developer
With organizations increasingly software-driven, demand for software developers is running strong. Software developers with highly specialized skills are particularly prized, and can negotiate for high salaries and great benefits. But how do you actually become a software developer? Fortunately, there are multiple pathways to a career in software development. By learning new programming languages and tools, software developers can also enhance their careers and explore new areas of tech. Numerous resources—from four-year colleges to online tutorials to bootcamps—can help technology professionals start and grow their careers. In addition to hard skills, software developers must master “soft skills” such as communication and teamwork, especially if they end up running teams. Multiple Paths to Software Development Careers Brianna DelValle, developer educator at Twilio, dabbled in web development as a kid and again in college, but hadn’t thought of tech as a viable career path until a frie
Innovation at Delta Air Lines: The New PARALLEL REALITY Experience
Delta Air Lines recently launched a first-of-its-kind airport travel experience called PARALLEL REALITY at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. This groundbreaking technology allows up to 100 passengers to see personalized flight and airport wayfinding content tailored to their unique travel journey on a single digital screen—at the same time. Each person who opts into the experience will only see content tailored their individual journey. Priya Saste, General Manager of Airport Experience at Delta, played a key role in bringing this experience to life: “The vision for PARALLEL REALITY at Delta started in The Hangar, our global innovation hub, where we harness research, design and technology to explore ideas that enable effortless travel. The Hangar team saw the technology developed by Misapplied Sciences and immediately identified its potential to personalize the airport journey, ultimately showcasing the experience for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2020. I led the cross
Inside Amazon: How Liu Engineered Her Own Path
Amazon's Xiaoxu Liu shares what it's like to work inside one of the most influential companies of all time Imagine a job where you felt invigorated on a daily basis. A manager who empowered you to take risks, own projects, and navigate your own career. A company with the resources for you to make a real impact in the lives of billions of people. An environment where your authentic self is celebrated, valued, and respected. Dice recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of Amazon's many leading engineers Xiaoxu Liu – and that’s exactly what her experience there has been like. Liu has been with Amazon for six years. While she started her journey as a Software Development Engineer (SDE) on Amazon’s Alexa team and worked on early versions of Echo devices, her career has grown and she is now a Software Development Manager (SDM) on Amazon’s Consumer Robotics team - the team behind Astro, Amazon’s first household robot, where she is helping shape the future of in-home robotics. Being
Graphic Designer Skills: Which Do You Need to Build a Career?
A graphic designer’s work can make or break a project. Inviting graphics attract (and keep) customers; bad visuals will drive them away. If you’re considering a career in graphic design, you might wonder about the skills that employers want you to have—and how those skills can impact your future earnings and employment prospects. For a breakdown of graphic designer skills that matter to employers, we can turn to Lightcast (formerly Emsi Burning Glass), which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country; we use it to examine the skills that employers want for a variety of jobs. The platform also subdivides skills into three categories: necessary, defining, and distinguishing. Lightcast defines necessary skills as “specialized skills required for that job and relevant across other similar jobs.” Necessary skills are the foundation; once mastered, graphic designers can use them to land a job: Project Management Packaging Marketing Materials Budgeting Scheduling C