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SPaMCAST 706 features a conversation with Tom Henricksen. Tom makes a strong case that ignoring soft skills will limit your ability to deliver real value. Tom says, “Humans Are Hard, Code Is Easy.”

Tom’s Bio:

Tom Henricksen

Tom Henricksen is a problem-solving technology professional. He has worked in various roles in technology for over twenty years. Tom has learned how to solve challenging issues in technology and lead technical teams. He can help you develop those skills too!



Twitter: @tomhenricksen

Re-read Saturday  News

The bottom line to Chapter 10 of Why Limit WIP: We Are Drowning In Work is simple (assuming you have been re-reading along): too much WIP interferes with learning. Without the time or inclination to experiment, the best scenario is learning by accident.  In Chapter 10, the author discusses how knowledge workers learn.

Remember to buy a copy and read along.  Amazon Affiliate LInk: 

Previous Entries

Week 1: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, and Logistics

Week 2: Processing and Memory 

Week 3: Completion

Week 4: Multitasking 

Week 5: Context Switching 

Week 6: Creating An Economy – 

Week 7: Healthy Constraints – 

Week 8: Focus 

Week 9: Awareness 

Week 10: Communication 

Week 11: Learning 

One last thing . . .help us choose the new few books in the Re-read series at


In SPaMCAST 707 it is back to flow basics with a discussion of the attributes of flow. Scott Ambler described two attributes of flow as smoothness and scent. We will discuss. 

We will also have a visit from Susan Parente who will bring her Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the podcast.