10 Questions to Ask Before Taking an Agile Development Job

Because the number of Agile software development jobs continues to far exceed the number of qualified candidates, many developers with Agile experience are finding that they have a choice of employment options. But InformationWeek’s Bob Schatz warns, “Most shops looking for agile developers aren’t yet agile. They’re either just starting out with agile, or they want to be agile, or they say they’re agile but really aren’t. Odds are high that the shop you’re interviewing with for that agile position could be a potential nightmare gig in the making.”

He recommends that developers ask the following question to help determine just how committed a prospective employer is to agile methods:

    1. “Where will I work?What is the workspace like?”
    2. “How do you structure your work teams?”
    3. “What tools and languages do you use?”
    4. “How much customer contact will I have?”
    5. “Will I speak with my potential coworkers during my interview?”
    6. “How pervasive is your embrace of agile?”
    7. “What problems have you encountered in adopting agile?”
    8. “Have any of your people spoken at conferences or published about your use of agile?”
    9. “Are your people certified and trained on agile?Do you offer training and certification?”
    10. “What are your metrics for post-release defects and customer satisfaction?”

View article

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS