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The Blue Angles Model: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

A few weeks ago in Atlanta a class attendee told me about an idea she'd been considering. A "Blue Angels" style dev group at large companies. The more she talked about it, the more the idea sounded exciting.

You set up an elite team of developers, but, like the famous Blue Angels, you force people out of it after a time. This prevents developers from stratifying, and also gives everyone at the company a shot at making the team next year.

It's an exciting way for a large company to both foster excellence and spread that expertise back to the rest of the company. This is an idea worth pursuing.

Read more about it on Blue Angels for Corporate America? by Laura Moore. I expect to see more good ideas here in the future.


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