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Recently Marty was on a panel at Boulder Startup Week talking about hiring from the point of view of employers. But many of the audience members said they were actually searching for a job. While they all indicated they got a lot out of the panel discussion we agreed it might be really useful to write up an article on things to do to help you land...

 

Running a remote team means you hire with a remote process. What does that hiring process look like? In this post, we’re going to explore a few aspects of the flow and how we handle them in a virtual context. We’ll use an example of hiring a front end developer so we’ll include assessing their technical skills.

Team-Driven

Hiring is best as a...

 

Working on the idea

Great design is born out of collaboration—when everyone is in the same room with a whiteboard and endless sticky notes. The ideas just seem to flow and communication is clear. This is how product decisions are made—working closely with your peers and stakeholders. As a team, everyone needs to tell the same product story and everyone...

 

I am fortunate to have lived in the Agile world for pretty much the entirety of my career having been introduced to Xtreme Programming right out of college. So sometimes I forget that some practices of Agile teams are not common practice. Recently I was asked about Agile Retrospectives. The person wanted to know what they are and why they are useful...

 

I enjoyed reading Jack Danger’s The inherent inclusivity of healthy remote teams post. This post covers some of what Jack perceives are the issues managers and companies with remote team members struggle with.

I see many nuggets of wisdom in Jack’s observations and suggestions on how to deal with them. If you haven’t read this post, I encourage...

 

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how many tech companies require their workers to relocate. San Francisco, New York, Boston, Denver… it really could be any city.

There are plenty of positives to relocation. But there are also a lot of negatives that anyone considering relocation should be aware of. I will cover both the positives and...