Category Archives: Hiring

Weekly status – in an agile environment

I’ve been asked by clients in the past to provide weekly “status updates” on agile projects. On one project, where we were using a sophisticated agile project management tool (Mingle), I simply sent a url within the tool to the … Continue reading

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Developers wanted

I think many of the job listings out there are pretty boring. Here’s one I created for hiring developers on my team here in Atlanta in an attempt to stand out a bit: I think the recruiting process for software … Continue reading

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Hiring an agile coach

A colleague of mine was once asked for help in creating a job description for an agile coach. One of the suggestions was “5 years of agile project management experience”. Though longevity is certainly helpful, it is not sufficient to … Continue reading

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The Joel test is antiquated

I recently stumbled upon references to the Joel test in job postings on the Stack Overflow Careers 2.0 website (careers.stackoverflow.com). Joel Spolsky (one of the founders of Stack Exchange, the company that publishes Stack Overflow and Careers 2.0) published his … Continue reading

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Agile talent market

Do you have agile/lean running through your veins? I know of a couple of great companies seeking agile/lean talent. If you’re not into travel – perhaps you’ve been on the road and are looking to settle down, Lab49 has opportunities … Continue reading

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John Doe, MBA, PMP, EIEIO

Just ran across a profile of an ex-colleague who had abbreviations following his name on a networking site. We should all be proud of our educational accomplishments and certifications, and they certainly hold a place in the job-search process. But … Continue reading

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