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  • Q&A on The Manager‘s Path with Camille Fournier

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 18, 2017

    In the book The Manager’s Path, Camille Fournier explores managing engineers and what it takes to be a technical manager. She describes the different roles which form the path from mentors and tech leads to senior engineering management, discusses the challenges of technical leadership and provides advice on how to deal with them.

  • Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

    The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.

  • An Agile Talent Development and Adaptive Career Framework

    by Pat Reed on  Oct 19, 2012 1

    As organizations adopt agile practices and techniques they often find that existing talent management approaches need to adapt to new ways of working. This article discusses the critical task of replacing dysfunctional performance management systems, antiquated job families and limiting career paths that undermine the effectiveness of our teams and compromise the health of our culture.

Book Review: Making it Big in Software

Posted by Dave West on  Oct 28, 2010

Sam Lightstone's book is a guide for becoming a software professional. Mixing interviews, commentary, and advice Sam Lightstone suggests how you can "become great" while advancing your career. 1

Finding an Agile Employer

Posted by Angela Druckman on  Aug 31, 2010

If you want a job in Agile software development, using a framework like Scrum, you need a plan of action that spans all three phases of your job search: preparation, interviewing, and assessment. 12

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