Jakub will be presenting the following session
  • Jakub Jurkiewicz

    Jakub Jurkiewicz - Agile recruitment - the missing step in your agile transformation

    Jakub Jurkiewicz
    Jakub Jurkiewicz
    Agile Coaching Lab
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 Mins

    If we want to build agile organisations we need to recruit with agility in mind! If we care about people and interactions, we should create space for people to shine and where people can collaborate.

    What if the candidate does not fit any of our boxes? How could we respond to that and embrace this opportunity? What about hiring for culture-fit? Or is culture-add is even more important? What could happen if we redesign our recruitment processes looking through the lenses agile values and principles?

    In this talk we will explore how agility could help us shift the conversations in the recruitment processes, and how we could start recruiting for culture-add and hire people that will accelerate our agile transformations.

1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

The first time I heard about Extreme Programming. It got me thinking that there was a better way to make software.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

Building products based on untrue assumptions.

3. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

Recruitment is a huge part of every company, it has a huge impact on our teams, culture and costs of running the business. And while we talk about changing the way we work, almost no one talks about changing the way we recruit people. I thought it's high time we brought an agile mindset to our recruitment practicess.

4. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?
  • You will see how destructive traditional recruitment practices can be.
  • You will learn how you can apply agile values to your recruitment process.
  • You will learn specific tools and techniques that you can use straight away to change how you hire people.
  • You will be able to hire faster and more effectively. 
5. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?
  • "Outcome-based Product Planning" by Jeff Gothelf
  • "The Shape of Agility" by Evan Leybourn
  • "Organisation as a Platform" by Anna Urbaniak