This video discusses the value of Sonatype's Maven Training. Most software developers are faced with a constant information overload; there are too many frameworks and platform competing for our attention, and there is little time to learn the technologies which we need to learn to keep up-to-date in our industry. As a reaction to this, we're all masters of ad-hoc learning. A good developer, can pick up a tutorial on a technology like Hibernate or Spring and attain a basic knowledge of the tool in a few hours.
While such "ad-hoc" learning is an essential skill it often leaves us with some glaring gaps in our knowledge. A platform or framework learned in a few hours is rarely fully grok'd, and while ad-hoc learning might be sufficient for a seldom used framework, it is often not enough to "half-learn" a foundational tool like Maven. This is why Sonatype has designed a two-day class which will bring a student up to speed with Maven without glossing over some of the critical details such as the Lifecycle or Custom Plugins.
Instead of asking your developers or colleagues to "wing it" to learn Maven "on-the-fly", you'll realize greater efficiencies if you send them to our light-weight training experience in Mountain View, CA. After two-days of undivided attention to instruction from the Maven experts, a developer will leave knowing that they have total awareness of the capabilities and motivation for Maven.
If you are interested in signing up for Sonatype's Maven Training class, you can signup by going to http://sonatype.com/solutions/training