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Paul Anilprem
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probably sounds reasonable. But Agile Hiring? really? Well, does it have design patterns or anti patterns on hiring?

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Jimmy Clark
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Agile Hiring is really just the title of a book...really. It is not a new methodology or a latest trend or a framework, or anything other than a title of a book about hiring.
Deepak Bala
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Jimmy Clark wrote:Agile Hiring is really just the title of a book...really. It is not a new methodology or a latest trend or a framework, or anything other than a title of a book about hiring.


From the book

Drawing on principles from the "agile" software development movement, this book offers a different way to think about hiring.


So yes, they are related. I am not sure how the relation is brought about in the book. Skimming over the table of contents reveals that the book goes through the entire process in a succinct 200 pages. It should make for a nice read over a week end.


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Sean Landis
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Deepak Bala wrote:
Jimmy Clark wrote:Agile Hiring is really just the title of a book...really. It is not a new methodology or a latest trend or a framework, or anything other than a title of a book about hiring.


From the book

Drawing on principles from the "agile" software development movement, this book offers a different way to think about hiring.


So yes, they are related. I am not sure how the relation is brought about in the book. Skimming over the table of contents reveals that the book goes through the entire process in a succinct 200 pages. It should make for a nice read over a week end.


Hi Deepak,
A major goal of mine was to be concise. The books you see on people's desks are the ones that are concisely packed with information they use over and over again. Hiring is complex enough that a 'handbook' approach is useful.

Hi Paul,
The book relates to agile as its philosophical and practical underpinning to the concepts. Agile isn't a method, set of patterns, or a process. It's ideas, philosophies, and principles. From those beginnings, we may derive methods, processes, patterns and tools (eg., Scrum, XP), but those are something else. Hiring is hiring, (just as software development is software development), but how one thinks about it and approaches it matters. I come at hiring from a different perspective and I'd like to think I take a mature practice and breath new ideas into it with the result that people actually hire better.

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Deepak Bala
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Hi Deepak,
A major goal of mine was to be concise. The books you see on people's desks are the ones that are concisely packed with information they use over and over again. Hiring is complex enough that a 'handbook' approach is useful.


I thoroughly agree. In fact my point was that I am very glad it is not stretched beyond what it should be to convey a point.
Emilya Sam
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What does Agile Hiring deal with.
Sean Landis
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Emilya Sam wrote:What does Agile Hiring deal with.


Hi Emilya,
I have posted several times on this question. Please look at a few of them to get a good idea of the focus of the book. If you hire in the software world, it's definitely a valuable tool.
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