Hiring & Managing a Developer

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Hiring & Managing a Developer

  1. 1. How To Hire & Manage A Developer Steve Zehngut @zengySaturday, October 8, 11
  2. 2. Horror StoriesSaturday, October 8, 11
  3. 3. Interviewing a DeveloperSaturday, October 8, 11
  4. 4. What is your hourly rate?Saturday, October 8, 11
  5. 5. How will my project be billed? Hourly or flat rate?Saturday, October 8, 11
  6. 6. Once my project launches, is there a maintenance fee?Saturday, October 8, 11
  7. 7. What is a typical project budget for your firm?Saturday, October 8, 11
  8. 8. Where does my project rank with the other projects on your production schedule?Saturday, October 8, 11
  9. 9. Do you have the bandwidth to give my project the attention it deserves?Saturday, October 8, 11
  10. 10. What is your procedure when something goes wrong?Saturday, October 8, 11
  11. 11. What turn-around time should I expect?Saturday, October 8, 11
  12. 12. What is your process for bug reporting and bug fixes?Saturday, October 8, 11
  13. 13. What project management system do you use?Saturday, October 8, 11
  14. 14. Who will be my day-to-day point of contact within your firm?Saturday, October 8, 11
  15. 15. What version control system are you using?Saturday, October 8, 11
  16. 16. Interviewing TechniquesSaturday, October 8, 11
  17. 17. PlanningSaturday, October 8, 11
  18. 18. “Bad planning on your part doesnt make it an emergency on mine.”Saturday, October 8, 11
  19. 19. You can never over-plan.Saturday, October 8, 11
  20. 20. SOWSaturday, October 8, 11
  21. 21. Who owns the code?Saturday, October 8, 11
  22. 22. Project ManagementSaturday, October 8, 11
  23. 23. 5:45pm EST Steve- Can you please change the design of our home page for a special promotion that we knew about weeks ago (but forgot to tell you about)? We need it up by 8:00am EST. Sincerely, The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11
  24. 24. Project management systemSaturday, October 8, 11
  25. 25. CommunicationSaturday, October 8, 11
  26. 26. Version ControlSaturday, October 8, 11
  27. 27. WTF is a Code Repo?Saturday, October 8, 11
  28. 28. How does it benefit you?Saturday, October 8, 11
  29. 29. http://assembla.com (git, svn) http://beanstalkapp.com (git, svn) http://github.com (git) http://bitbucket.org (Mercurial)Saturday, October 8, 11
  30. 30. Bug ReportingSaturday, October 8, 11
  31. 31. Steve- My site is broken. Please fix it ASAP! Sincerely, The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11
  32. 32. Steve- The About Us Page on my site is wonky. Please fix it ASAP! Sincerely, The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11
  33. 33. Steve- The Internet is down. Please fix it ASAP! Sincerely, The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11
  34. 34. http://supportdetails.com http://downforeveryoneorjustme.comSaturday, October 8, 11
  35. 35. Translating Geek SpeakSaturday, October 8, 11
  36. 36. Steve Zehngut steve@zeek.com http://facebook.com/zengy Twitter: @zengySaturday, October 8, 11

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