Here is an excerpt from my new article:
“The best example of this is a venture funded start-up. Start-ups backed with venture capital are on strict deadlines to reach financial goals or risk having their funding eliminated. As a result they consume new hires with an insatiable hunger, and more than once I’ve seen situations where the development team needs to grow two or three times its size in the span of a few months. If you’re a manager in this situation you’re forced to leave conventional wisdom behind and enter a mode of hiring fast rather than hiring perfection.
Take this not-so hypothetical situation: your current team of 6 developers needs to be at 22 people in 4 months. You have 16 open positions, more than 2.5 times the number of developers on staff, and you need developers who can hit the ground running.
I think I just heard someone scream.”
Read the rest of the article here.