My favourite pub is now a coffee shop…

Posted in Food, Oxford, Pubs

I used to love the Prince of Wales in Iffley. It was a proper pub with proper beer, a proper fire and proper alcoholics propping up the bar. Though not a regular, I used to always get a warm welcome from Peter and Lona when they ran the pub, and Peter was one of the …

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Retromat Print Edition

Posted in PM

http://www.plans-for-retrospectives.com/print/index.html Retromat is one of the finest tools out there for project managers or teams needing an idea for a retrospective. I’ve used it countless times and while I don’t follow its format to the letter, I do find it provides a really useful springboard to creating your own effective retrospectives. Often you need a …

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The Big Do

Posted in PM, Talks

On May 15th, myself and the PMs of White October put on The Big Do conference/event. It was a fairly big deal for me as it: Proved that it was possible to do such a thing and there would be an audience for it Promoted a different side of Oxford that conference attendees don’t always …

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Holly Davis on driving project success

Posted in PM, Thoughts

I’m very lucky to work with Holly Davis. She’s been a source of inspiration and support during the ups and downs of being a PM. Recently she wrote a guest blog for Resource Guru. It’s one of the best blogs I’ve read for some time and contains some sound PM advice. Check it out at: …

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App fever

Customer Discovery and a cure for App Fever

Posted in PM

Many businesses, when faced with a dissatisfaction with their current digital offering, or when finding themselves itching to reach new customers and appear up-to-date, will sit down in a meeting and utter the phrase: ‘Let’s make an app’. This in itself is no bad thing. According to comScore we have now passed the ‘tipping point’ …

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Sketch notes from DPMUK Thanks to ‏@digicalix for the great sketch notes

Did we really say we would do that?

Posted in PM, Talks

Technology capability continues to grow at an exponential rate. From Moore’s Law to Gilder’s law, well-known trends provide ample evidence that there will be no plateau in the use of increasingly complex technologies. The social effects are just as astonishing: ten years ago the job of app developer, big data analyst or cloud services engineer …

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