With increasing corporate reliance on contract and temporary workers come more challenges for HR departments. Core HRM responsibilities like training/development, compensation/benefits, and mobility normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.
Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it. It will help get you started or hopefully give you some new ideas if you're already doing some security work.
Your team will make you succeed or fail. Many look at outsourcing as a way of solving a technical problem while maintaining or even cutting costs. But people are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. In this article Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.
InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.
Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event in February. He identifies a number of topics that the agile community needs to address that were identified at the meeting. 12
Learning a new programming language can be a daunting task and at times difficult to know where to start. Now try to learn a new web framework at the same time and you have a recipe for confusion. 3
In this interview James Bach covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.
A new computing discipline, “Systems Development”, emphasizes humanity, craft, design, creativity, innovation, and emergence, and replaces today’s sterile classrooms with the workshop, or “bottega.” 3
How long before a new team member is effective? In a Scrum, "I did (unintelligible) yesterday" offers them more questions than answers! Pat Kua suggests practices to reduce newcomer "setup time". 13
Agile events are receiving an influx of novices - should new conferences be organized for beginners? A report from XPday suggests that mixing up expertise levels creates a valuable experience for all. 1
The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.