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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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Open work spaces

  We recently changed our seating layout to Open work space.  We have found a lot of benefits having the whole team together with no boundaries.  Problems are solved faster when you can turn around and ask questions to the people that know.    There was some initial concern about proximity to other workers.   That has […]

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Are you scared today?

Do one thing every day that scares you.Eleanor Roosevelt This is great advice for everyone.  I see almost everyday in working with software developers we all have different opinion of what things we can consider.  Perhaps we need to try a new language or learn a new library.  Some where in the future that may come in […]

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Choose wisely

Who are your mentors?  We encounter people in IT that may be worth learning from.  Perhaps some of the people we are learning from may not be technical or in our line of study.  As a software developer I have learned a lot from Database Administrators  Network Engineers and System Administrators.   When you encounter people listen […]

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What are you learning today?

Being in Information Technology or IT we need to constantly be looking on the horizon for new software and hardware and how it could serve us better.  Be aware of the FUD or Fear Uncertainty and Doubt some people with little understanding may peddle.  Reading blogs and trade magazines are good ways to keep up to date. […]

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