IT Leader Profile

I have wanted to profile some IT Leaders for some time.  Now that I have a blog it is a great place to do this.  I thought the best person to profile first is me!  I can work out all the kinks with me and be ready for the next profile. Name: Tom Henricksen Current […]

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Pairing up

Over the course of two days this week a co-worker and I paired up to work through an enhancement for our current release.  I have paired up only a little before this and I found doing it for almost the whole day to be very productive.  We covered a lot of ground and got through some demanding […]

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Career Check up

Do you periodically audit your skill-set?  At Dice we are going through an Agile Transformation lately so I have been reading and working on that a lot.  We had two days of training.  Agile Skills are definitely in demand and seem to being growing here in the Central Iowa or Des Moines marketplace. I have been […]

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Build the wall not the house!

We sometimes want to do too much when get something to work on.  We want to exceed what we have been asked to do.  That can sometimes lead to problems.   Recently in our Agile training we received from Arin Sime and Kent McDonald we completed an exercise with Legos.  At first thought I think we wondered […]

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Start Stop Continue

For Health Callings we are currently doing 2 week sprints.  Our transition day is Tuesday so we have our Retro and Planning.  This Tuesday our Agile Coaches Arin Sime and Kent McDonald were out so I led the session myself.  It is not too hard to pass out Sticky Note.  As Arin taught us quite […]

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Decision Tree

For our Dice Leadership Training program we are reading the book Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, On Conversation at a Time.  This book tackles working on having the tough conversations we sometimes avoid.  In reading the book I came across something interesting called the Decision Tree. The author Susan Scott tells […]

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