Hiring & Managing a Developer

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  • 1. How To Hire & ManageA Developer Steve Zehngut@zengySaturday, October 8, 11

2. Horror StoriesSaturday, October 8, 11 3. Interviewing a DeveloperSaturday, October 8, 11 4. What is your hourly rate?Saturday, October 8, 11 5. How will my project be billed?Hourly or flat rate?Saturday, October 8, 11 6. Once my project launches,is there a maintenance fee?Saturday, October 8, 11 7. What is a typical project budgetfor your firm?Saturday, October 8, 11 8. Where does my project rank withthe other projects on yourproduction schedule?Saturday, October 8, 11 9. Do you have the bandwidthto give my project theattention it deserves?Saturday, October 8, 11 10. What is your procedure whensomething goes wrong?Saturday, October 8, 11 11. What turn-around timeshould I expect?Saturday, October 8, 11 12. What is your process for bug reporting and bug fixes?Saturday, October 8, 11 13. What project management systemdo you use?Saturday, October 8, 11 14. Who will be my day-to-day point of contact within your firm?Saturday, October 8, 11 15. What version control systemare you using?Saturday, October 8, 11 16. Interviewing TechniquesSaturday, October 8, 11 17. PlanningSaturday, October 8, 11 18. Bad planning on your part doesntmake it an emergency on mine.Saturday, October 8, 11 19. You can never over-plan.Saturday, October 8, 11 20. SOWSaturday, October 8, 11 21. Who owns the code?Saturday, October 8, 11 22. Project ManagementSaturday, October 8, 11 23. 5:45pm ESTSteve-Can you please changethe design of our homepage for a specialpromotion that we knewabout weeks ago (butforgot to tell youabout)?We need it up by 8:00amEST.Sincerely,The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11 24. Project management systemSaturday, October 8, 11 25. CommunicationSaturday, October 8, 11 26. Version ControlSaturday, October 8, 11 27. WTF is a Code Repo?Saturday, October 8, 11 28. How does it benet you?Saturday, October 8, 11 29. http://assembla.com (git, svn)http://beanstalkapp.com (git, svn)http://github.com (git) http://bitbucket.org (Mercurial)Saturday, October 8, 11 30. Bug ReportingSaturday, October 8, 11 31. Steve-My site is broken.Please fix it ASAP!Sincerely,The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11 32. Steve-The About Us Page on mysite is wonky.Please fix it ASAP!Sincerely,The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11 33. Steve-The Internet is down.Please fix it ASAP!Sincerely,The ClientSaturday, October 8, 11 34. http://supportdetails.com http://downforeveryoneorjustme.comSaturday, October 8, 11 35. Translating Geek SpeakSaturday, October 8, 11 36. Steve Zehngutsteve@zeek.comhttp://facebook.com/zengyTwitter: @zengySaturday, October 8, 11