A Soft Skills Business Case

February 24, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: People, Process 

A colleague of mine posted a question on LinkedIn a while back about how to develop a business case for improvement in soft skills for developers. I was too late to weigh in on the question there, so I’ll take a stab here.

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Fire, Hire, Grow and Keep

February 17, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People 

In this neck of the woods, there appears to be a real shortage of tech labor. The local industry association is citing the demand for new talent to be around 15%, and job postings on local boards are soaring. I expect this situation is repeated almost anywhere these days, and we are in the midst of a heyday for recruiters. Are we doing everything we can? Read more

What To Do…

February 3, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Process, Project management 

Once in a great while, I find myself in a position where I wonder what to do next. This is rare, of course, as usually there are more than enough things to keep me occupied. With technology companies, it is almost always the case that there is way too much to do, and even worse, it is almost always someone else that seems to be calling the shots. From what I have seen, there is a better way. Read more

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