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Anders Steen Thoresen

Anders Steen Thoresen

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Manager IT Online – New job!

Im happy to announce that i have started a new job at Plantage Group as Manager IT Online. As Manager IT Online at Plantasjen Group, I am responsible for overseeing all online solutions and technical ventures at the group level across Norway, Sweden, and Finland. My role encompasses a wide range of areas including content […]

The center stage effect

I have found that when having to ask a client/product owner for more time to complete a part of the project it is usually good to present them with: Three options One Is what we consider included in original estimates, often a stripped down version with a lot of manual work required on their side. […]

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Sprints and deliveries

In my work as a project manager I have come across many different approaches and best practices when it comes to how to run a project effeciently. I have never really relied on a single approach but have adapted what I feel is the best parts from each. Below I have written some short pointers […]

Great managers

Great managers act as a human shield for their teams. ?️ In a timeless article, Bob Sutton reminds us how to protect our people’s time and dignity and enable them to focus on actual work. ➡️ Don’t waste time in meetings Meetings are notorious time wasters. Some are necessary, often run in disrespectful ways, showing […]

Survivorship bias

During World War II, fighter planes would come back from battle with bullet holes. The Allies found the areas that were most commonly hit by enemy fire. They sought to strengthen the most commonly damaged parts of the planes to reduce the number that was shot down. A mathematician, Abraham Wald, pointed out that perhaps […]

API simplified

When working with websites and solutions in general I sometimes notice that customers or partners don’t fully understand what an API is, everyone has heard the word, they usually just know that its important to have one, but not allways why. If you check google, “API meaning” is one of the most used searches in […]

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How to write a good story

There are many ways of writing a user story, and none of them can be considered the perfect way since the purpose of the user story might differ from project to project. There are some common guidelines that’s good to follow. In general, the user story should be a short story that describes the needs […]

Projectplanning == Lego?

People from time to time ask me, especially when working on smaller projects, why I spend the extra time writing detailed solution specifications and documentation in the beginning of a new project. I guess I sometimes get a bit carried away and maybe spend more time then actually needed to make sure I’m able to […]

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity, a quote I first heard in the british movie Snatch, in that movie it describes the very predictable behaviour pattern of simple individuals with a common goal. I allways liked this quote as it speaks to me on many levels, especially when it comes to creating good user quality […]

New job!

My 8 years at Svea Finans have come to an end. These years have been filled with small and big challenges, hard working and dedicated employees and exciting projects. It has been an incredible journey and it has been a privilege to have been allowed to help shape Svea’s IT solutions and systems to be […]