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Workshops Deliver Significant Value to Software Development Managers

On Wednesday, September 30, Stout Systems presented the third in a series of workshops designed for the “Accidental or Reluctant Software Development Manager”—someone who has been thrust into the role of managing a development team due to their domain expertise and/or technical acumen, but often against their wishes and with no formal training in the unique challenges of that role. This workshop was focused on the topic of “Accurately Estimating … [Read more...]


Finding Hidden Job Postings

We're all familiar with going to Dice, Craigslist, Indeed, and CareerBuilder while searching for our next technical position. But many companies are not in a hurry to post their openings to these sites because when they do they are inundated with far more resumes than they can comfortably process. As such, they will often start by posting the position to a careers page on their company website. Depending on the response they get from that action, … [Read more...]


Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career Opportunity

Do you know how to find attractive opportunities, before they are widely known to others? Is your resume updated? Does your resume resonate with today's hiring managers? Does your resume set you apart from the crowd? Is your "interview readiness" good enough to seize unexpected opportunities quickly? Does your social media presence help you or hinder you? Stout and Girl Develop It invite you to an educational … [Read more...]


Seminar Series 3 – Estimation: The Third Rail of Software Development

Stout Invites You to the Third of our Educational Workshops for The Accidental or Reluctant Software Development Manager Estimation: The Third Rail of Software Development Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 8:00-9:30AM VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road Room VT445 Livonia, MI 48152 Cost? FREE Reserve Your Seat Stout Systems is pleased to announce the third in a series of educational workshops geared … [Read more...]


Stout Systems Announces Third in a Series of Free Educational Workshops For Software Development Managers

September 9, 2015 – Ann Arbor, Mich. - Stout Systems, a leader in both the software engineering consulting and technical staffing sectors, is pleased to announce the third event in a series of educational workshops geared towards Software Development Managers and those responsible for managing software projects. During the course of Stout’s business, they often find themselves supporting an "Accidental or Reluctant Software Development … [Read more...]