Stories by Matt Heusser

Hiring Software Developers: The Agile Aptitude Test

The Agile development model has spawned hundreds of books and dozens of conferences. There's a significant track record of successful companies moving to Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and other lightweight, highly collaborative development models. Agile can fundamentally change the way software development is done, yet the methods for recruiting and hiring developers hasn't changed a bit. One company has adopted a new approach, and they share their methods here.

Written by Matt Heusser28 Jan. 09 06:13

When "IT Alignment with the Business" Isn't a Buzzword

IT leaders were told to "do more with less" even before economic woes exacerbated the issue. Savvy managers have always kept their eye on the goal: demonstrating what IT can do for the business, so that it's not always viewed as a cost center. Last week, one IT manager explained her strategy.

Written by Matt Heusser05 Dec. 08 09:45