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The Big Interview

June 13th, 2005 by Hans Bjordahl :: 17 Comments

We’ve all had to sweat “the big interview.” I suspect that, like me, you’ve had your share of good and bad experiences.

My examples of “the bad”:

  • The interview where things seemed to go well, but the phone call I received was to inform me that instead of hiring, the company was going to undergo a round of layoffs. A year later, the company was no more.
  • The interview where the interviewers were so obviously depressed and unenthusiastic about their jobs, that the company could have increased efficiency by putting the suicide hotline on speed-dial.

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Bug Bash is a comic strip written and illustrated by Hans Bjordahl. Bug Bash is a comic strip about technology: managing technology, the business of technology. It's about project management and managing projects through the dull world of Rational Rose, use cases, and requirements. Functional requirements, user requirement, functional specifications, design specifications, call it what you want but it's still the bane of project managers. And when you're done with that, you can think about all the fun that comes with timelines, scheduling, estimates (PERT estimation anyone?) and resourcing until Gantt charts are coming out of your ears. Let's not forget the risk management in the software engineering life cycle. Maintaining the project is just as much fun, managing what was initially set out in requirements and trying to keep feature creep / scope creep in check with change management. If any of these words send nightmares to you, the project manager, then this site probably rings true with you. (Who Links Here?)