Appendix A. Walker Software Case Study: Hiring Multiple People by Gerald M. Weinberg, Johanna Rothman

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Appendix A. Walker Software Case Study: Hiring Multiple People

In this Appendix, I walk you through the hiring process used at Walker Software, the fictional organization we have referenced throughout the book. I begin with Walker’s story, then show its worksheets and tables, then the nine steps of the hiring process.

Walker is a software-only telecommunications vendor with a staff of one hundred people. The company is beginning to come out of its start-up phase and is making money, but the management team is cautious, only hiring people who can be supported with the current revenue stream. Vijay is director of both Engineering and Operations, the product development and support groups that consist of a total of thirty people. His direct reports ...

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