Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm Back

Hello all, I'm back in the blogging world. I started a new position with Paycor in July of 2010 and have been totally focused on that transition. I am now making a renewed effort to my personal growth and commitments, one of which includes monthly updates. Here are a couple of updates on what I'm doing in my new role.

I am a Software Development Team Lead responsible for the HR Performer product line. This is a SaaS based HRIS product targeted at companies with more than 50 employees. My team has responsibility for the entire application development lifecycle, product support, and maintenance. We are working hard to improve the features provided by the product.

Most of you know that I am a huge proponent of continuous learning. In support of that, we have started a certification study group within the team. We are preparing for the Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (70-515) exam. We have been meeting during lunch 1 day a week. I am going to challenge the team to complete the book and exam by June, 2011. The first one to get certified will get an MCP shirt.

That's all for now. Look for the next update no later than next month.


  1. Hi Britt! Out of curiosity, how large is the team you are leading? I tried a similar study group within our team of 12, but it ended up not being real effective ... partly because of size (the group just wanted to chat since it was over lunch).


  2. Jess,

    My team is 8 developers plus myself. I does take a bit of discipline to complete as some of the material gets rather long. Getting through the first one is the biggest challenge. After that they get easier, especially if you pick something that is easier to read.