Abstract/Description

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.

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About the Speaker(s)

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 is the author of more than ten books, including: - Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver - Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization - Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd ed. - Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein) - Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost See more of Johanna’s books and writing on http://www.jrothman.com, and http://www.createadaptablelife.com.