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Friday, August 7 • 09:00 - 10:15
Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport (Johanna Rothman)

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When you think of hiring for your team, does the paperwork overwhelm you? Are you concerned about the number of interviews you seem to need to make a great decision? Do you ever have trouble making a decision, to know if this candidate is right for you--the team, the project, and the organization? You know the cost of hiring people is high, and the cost of not getting the right person is even higher.
You can apply agile to your hiring, iterating on everything and learning about your hiring with feedback. Learn how to involve the entire team, including the sourcing. Collaborate with your recruiters when they use a kanban board to track candidates and where they are in the process. Iterate on the job description (and job ad) based on what you see in candidates. When you involve the entire team, you can create questions and auditions that work. Learn how to identify candidates who fit your culture and those who don't.
This session is a timeboxed interactive workshop. Let's make your hiring more agile.
Learning Outcomes:
  • - How to organize the hiring process to take advantage of iterating and feedback
  • - How to collaborate with the entire team
  • - How to help the recruiters be agile and lean with boards
  • - What to look for in a candidate
  • - How to ask questions that get at the essence of what you need in a candidate
  • - How to create auditions that reflect your culture
  • - How to hire for cultural fit

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Johanna Rothman

President, Rothman Consulting
Johanna Rothman, known as the "Pragmatic Manager," provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development. Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. Johanna is the author of several books... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
Potomac C