When considering candidates for agile teams, functional skills are a necessity, of course — developers must be able to develop, designer have to design. But a great hire will bring much more. Here are some ways to surface five key qualities that organizations should value in recruiting efforts — and agile project management practitioners should hone.
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Where do you see yourself in five years? This question has plagued the interview process for too long. It's high time we start asking better questions to get better answers from our prospective PMs.
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It's not just about being socially responsible—it also makes good business sense. You should regard it as just as important as the achievement of any other key business objective.
All projects have proponents—but also those who don’t want the project to move forward for various reasons. This article offers some practical techniques to address and resolve tense situations so your project can move ahead.
Coaching agile leaders is a formidable task, intended to guide individuals and teams toward a culture shift, inclusive of everyone contributing to a value-driven outcome. Agile coaches leveraging the cycle of continual learning will have a measurable approach to help customers compete in a global economy.
Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.
Is the term “talent management” a management theory or practical reality? This two-part series takes a practical look at four primary elements from a common definition of talent management. Up first: recruit and retain.
Project managers increasingly find themselves managing resources who aren’t in the office much—if ever. How do they do that effectively?
Just as the agile mindset is sometimes paid lip service and poorly implemented, many organizations say they have policies for talent management but also implement them poorly. So, after recognizing why the process is a good one, let’s see how talent management operates for agile teams, and what the future likely holds...