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Thu, 18 Nov 2004

Want to hire a Customer or VP of engineering?

One of the depressing things about Agile is the frequency with which great teams and great projects are derailed by the arrival of new management with no sympathy for those weirdo processes. That's happened to a client of mine. Two of the victims have asked me to be alert for possible jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area. One is a manager of managers, and one is a product manager. The people who'd hire them are outside my network, but perhaps they're not outside yours.

One, Mr. A--, was the Customer on a near-XP team. (His formal title was Senior Technical Product Manager.) Over the time I consulted with the company, he blossomed into the kind of Customer I'd want on my project.

The other person, Mr. B--, was the VP of Engineering responsible for migrating five projects from torpid to agile processes. He was a good person to consult for (and he obviously has the taste to hire well...) I heard far fewer gripes about him than I'm used to, so I suspect he was also a good manager for employees.

If you need either kind of person, drop me a line, and I'll forward a resume.

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About Brian Marick
I consult mainly on Agile software development, with a special focus on how testing fits in.

Contact me here: marick@exampler.com.




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