Thursday, February 2, 2012

Agile, Commitment, and Interviews

A few weeks ago, one of my VBC seminar students had a casual "pre-interview" with a human resources specialist. The conversation went well, and so they began discussing a time for a formal on-site interview. My student reported that almost any afternoon would work, but mornings were not ideal due to our Daily Scrums, and every other Monday and Friday were out because these were Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and Sprint Planning meetings.

If I were a human resources specialist from an agile software development company, this would knock my socks off. Not only does this student know the principles of agile software development and Scrum, the student also recognizes the critical importance of these meetings to effective collaboration. When I heard this story, I swelled with pride; I hope the student is likewise rewarded with a good offer!

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