Hiring software professionals is a difficult problem, but few books exist on this specific topic. This book presents a fresh approach that is tested by fire: developed by the author in over twenty years of experience hiring software professionals at both small companies and large. Drawing on principles from the "agile" software movement, this book offers a different way to think about hiring. This book will provide principles and techniques that will help you to hire the best software professionals.
You can check out a sample chapter for Agile Hiring here:
Beautiful excerpt. Informative, detailed and concise, yet accessible. I can't wait for the book to come out; this would be a valuable addition not only to HR managers but also to Project Managers that need to assemble temporary ad-hoc teams for very specific purposes, and in the process must assign staff and responsibilities to match processes and deliverables.
> ... a valuable addition not only to HR managers but > also to Project Managers ...
Hi Dan, Indeed the book is useful to these folks, but the primary audience are the people who should be doing the hiring: lead developers, testers, and hiring managers. I am firmly committed to the notion that people skilled in the craft are able do a great job of hiring within that craft. HR has an important role, management has an important role, but the people who make excellent hiring happen are the domain experts.
I hope you have gotten a copy of the book and are enjoying it!