2016 Review of Copenhagen Part 1

Posted in Copenhagen, Food

2016 oh dear… I’m not going to do a full review of my 2016 as it would go a bit like this: ‘Oh God no, Oh no, Ahhhhhhh. Hnnnnnn, Nooooo! Not him too, Oh and him… This is depressing… This really is depressing. Oh no… Surely not. Bugger, bugger bugger…Ouch… oh not that….oh damn and …

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The Sauna and The Sea

Posted in Copenhagen

So, lots has been happening. Work, play, parks, hygge and plenty more else. I’m certainly nowhere near running out of anything to do in Copenhagen. There’s a huge amount of events occurring each week and there seem to be countless interesting places to explore. Today, however, I had my first taste of winter swimming. Near to …

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First Week at Work

Posted in Copenhagen

Monday/mandag Bright and early, I wake up to the SAD lamp powering through its 100W light wake up alarm complete with bird noises….Yeah, weird I know but it was left by our landlord and it does the job. Soon enough, I’m all power-dressed and on my way into work. I was supposed to be having a lazy …

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First five days in Copenhagen

Posted in Copenhagen

So, we are here. We finally did it and now Oxford seems a world away as I look out the window to the neon glow of the Thai restaurant opposite. All around me are candles and blankets and pools of light from eclectic Danish lighting giving off a cozy glow. So far everything’s been great …

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A New Adventure

Posted in Copenhagen

In 24 days time, my family and I will be using our one-way ticket and heading off to Copenhagen for a new adventure.  After 10 years of living in Oxford, it will be a fairly big change but one that I hope will have lasting and positive impacts for myself and my family. I’m going …

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DPM:UK 2016 – A very late roundup

Posted in PM

I had a great time at DPM:UK in  January this year and have only just had the time to blog about it. My highlights included: Hanging out with my PM colleagues Talking about Meditation on the train back with @digicalix Listening and talking to Brett and Sam and musing about what a global DPM community …

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Self Analysis with Harvest

Posted in PM, Thoughts

This is a reproduction of a guest blog I wrote for Harvest at: https://www.getharvest.com/blog/2015/11/using-harvest-to-automate-tasks-improve-work-happiness/   How long before the robots attack? While getting drinks one Friday after work, some friends and I got round to discussing whether it would be such a bad thing if robots took over the world. We didn’t come up with …

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Maurauti Chicken A great curry from Kadai & Naan

Curry at Kadai & Naan

Posted in Food, Oxford, Thoughts

It’s Tuesday. I’m cold and I just got £50 in cash that was owed paid back to me. So I’ve nipped off for a curry on my own at Kadai & Naan on Cowley Road. It feels a bit self indulgent, greedy and anti-social, but it also feels really good. I had a friend who …

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Building a Community With Slack

Posted in PM

The rise of Slack is pretty incredible. It was nothing that new Everyone was fine using Skype/IRC/Yammer/Hipchat/Whatever for instant communication Yet now it seems like everyone is on Slack (And if you’re not, you really should be) I was introduced to Slack right at the point where I was trying to do some clever automation …

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DPM Summit 2015: NO PMs – It’s the future

Posted in PM, Talks

Thanks for checking out my blog. I’ve broken up my DPM: Summit talk into 3 distinct posts. For the ‘Price per Point’ contracts stuff check out Part 1 here Part 2 about automation tools is here Slide deck here The role of managing a digital project is not one person’s responsibility. It is a team effort. …

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