Look beyond product and engineering for the right people to help you unleash awesomeness. The qualities needed to be an effective effectiveness person is not specific to software or agile. How do we find the career switchers, create opportunities, and develop them.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Interactive

Offer up the problems, possible solutions, and experiences to date. Facilitate a discussion with focus on stimulating new ideas and fresh ways of doing things.

Learning Outcome

Identify the qualities needed in people, transferable skills from other industries, and figure out ways to attract them.

Target Audience

People interested in hiring outside the box

Prerequisites for Attendees

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