When Rippleffect first moved from Pimcore to Drupal, I was leading one of the development teams in my role as head of project management. Always one to rise to a challenge we picked up Drupal and started to pick it apart. It soon became apparent that it was a compelling piece of software. At the […]


In the same way that Sitecore is my favourite paid for CMS, WordPress is absolutely my favourite open source product. It’s user interface is simplicity itself and anyone can install it. The biggest selling point has to be the wealth of plugins and themes meaning there’s almost certainly something out there which someone has already developed […]


Cloudflare is one of my favourite best-kept secrets for building websites. It’s value for money and it “just works”. By this I mean it sits firmly within the XOX method for delivery. It’s easy to pick up, has little technical debt (most of the features work out of the box) and produces an output which is superb. I […]

Technical Debt, What is It

Technical debt is often an overlooked element of development but has far reaching implications on profit, delivery and quality of a project. What is Technical Debt I’ve taken the definition for my technical debt from “The Art of Agile Development“: “Technical Debt is the total amount of less-than-perfect design and implementation decisions in your project” How Technical […]

What Is Project Success

Like many questions in digital project management, this is a trickier to answer than most people initially think You’ll find numerous answers, differing in complexity but most will take the form of “client satisfaction” or “making a profit”. The term alone is simple but there’s usually more complex elements at work in the most simplest of terminology. […]