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Software developer, business problem solver, husband, dad, and a man who knew The Rutles


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comment How do you respond to “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” question in interviews?
@MarkJ - that's a good point. However, depending on the size of the organization, that person might not be directly working with you. I completely agree that if that is going to be a close team member / someone you would be reporting to, that would be something to bear in mind.
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comment How can I find own replacement when the company wants someone far less experienced?
"Rejecting them is not only protecting the company, it is protecting your reputation down the road." - Great call Eric. I have a friend who was presented with several unqualified candidates & wanted to reject them all, but was asked, "if you have to pick one, who would you pick?" A year down the road when that person had failed, he was reminded, "you chose him!"
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comment What are the most relevant books on software project estimation?
The description of why conventional planning fails refers to the following issues: Planning by Activity instead of feature, delays through multi-tasking, features not being developed (and delivered) in priority order, ignoring existing data and error rates, and turning estimates into commitments. To summarise, the book tries to change the planning focus from just "is this on time and on budget?" to add "am I delivering the highest value items first?" and "am I adjusting my estimates and plans along the way?"
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answered What are the most relevant books on software project estimation?
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answered Databases and Unit/Integration Testing
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revised Project Proposal templates/requirements
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comment Project Proposal templates/requirements
Looks like they changed their website. I'll update the reference.