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December 26, 2012
by peter |
Looks like the needs are outgrowing the availability. Time to jump on it!
One reason there are a large number of postings is that (good) people quit agile shops in droves.
Some of the most brain dead corporations in California use Scrum, and they constantly have turnover problems — so I’m sure they are constantly hiring for new fodder to work on the agile chaos chain gang.
Turnover metrics always astound me… and we wonder why we can’t get software out the door… one of many issues companies face!
Great Agile Developers are hard to find end even harder to hire because many of them prefer working remote for themselves.
True. They are a fabled kind aren’t they?
That’s interesting. I work remotely almost always and I am *anti* agile, because most agile folks want colocated teams.
Where are you finding agile shops that want remote developers?
Ironically, Kent Beck telecommutes to Facebook, so that’s one metric, but I still find telecommuting for agile folks pretty rare.
Where are you seeing it? Not that I’d want to join up so don’t worry about me stealing your job — I avoid agile projects like the plague.
Telecommuniting for “agile” is anti-agile. lolz
Tell that to Kent Beck, who is telecommuting at Facebook.
Being anti telecommuting is another good reason to bypass the outdated agile movement.
I wonder (suspect) that there is a relationship between the use of agile in these pressured states verses the ones in grey where agile is probably not widely used.
Why such the demand for “agile developers” as opposed to just developers?
Agile seems to be such a small part of the toolkit we expect our engineers to have that I would expect a strong developer to come up to speed w/ agile rather quickly.
I would say “engineers.” GOOD engineers.
BDD — Buzzword driver development
Peter, can you provide links to the data behind this graphic?
Jean, good question. I would get in contact withe YOH people for that. I’m not exactly sure. If you get it, please do post it!
The study was conducted late last year in partnership with Careerbuilder. You can find the entire results here (as well as a download of the infogrphic if you were so inclined). http://info.yoh.com/agile-development-methodology-talent-gap
What we find is that the cultural elements of applying the methodology frequently trump the actual technical skills when hiring. In addition to this organizations that are serious about transitioning to an agile methodology find difficulty in attracting talent that is very committed to practicing agile and assisting in internal prorogation of the agile faith.
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