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Use Agile to Hire Agile - Part 1


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Five Ways Lean | Agile Enterprises Rock At Onboarding


Lean | agile enterprises are more successful in absorbing new hires and getting them up to speed. They naturally embrace and ignite people to inspire and make them part of something great. And their onboarding is a real kick-starter on so many levels: it is instant, it is effective, it is sustainable – and above all it is fun.

Advice to New Graduates


There are many paths your career can take from this starting point, and most are not visible from the starting line. For the last 30 years the trend has been for people to change jobs every three to four years, especially in the early stages after graduation. Being able to accept and adapt to change will be important in determining whether you are satisfied and happy with the journey or not. 

First Impressions Count When Hiring Agile Talent


When hiring agile talent for your organisation, have you ever stopped to think that your hiring process might be the first impression your future employees get about your organisation, and how that might be setting the tone for their entire time with you? 

Want to Develop a Strong Talent Pipeline? Four Things to Consider


Identifying, attracting and engaging the right people is key to building a strong workforce. But finding top talents is getting harder and harder. And all too often, HR fails to build a valid talent pipeline and can only fall back on a limited number of (more or less suitable) applicants.



In 2005 Mishkin Bertieg had the privilege of participating in the first occurrence of this fantastic technique for organizing large numbers of people into Agile teams. Read more as he describes his role in this process an what made it a success! 

Six Behaviors to Consider for an Agile Team


If you’ve been tasked with creating an agile team, first consider what differentiates an agile team from a non-agile team. In this week’s column, Johanna Rothman highlights six behaviors of people on successful agile teams that candidates for an agile team should possess.

The State Of Agile Recruitment


All over the world, companies use Agile to respond to change, build collaboration, drive up quality, and create happier employees. Many more companies are beginning to realize that their market environment is changing so rapidly that they need to find a new Agile way of working in order to keep up.  

Is an Agile Career Right For You? 7 Unique Qualities of Agile Work


So, you're thinking about an Agile career path, but aren't sure if it's right for you? How does a position on an Agile team really differ from any other position? The Agile mindset has many benefits, but it’s not for everyone. Here are seven important considerations when exploring your options. 

Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?


If you’ve experimented with scrum, you’re likely familiar with the Scrum Master and Product Owner roles. These roles sound so deceivingly simple that sometimes a single person will try tackling both. Let’s look at some of the ways this can go awry, and how to fix it.

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