Using Clouds to Help the Homeless

The tech ops guys were banging on about CloudFlare again, and I had no idea why. Did Cloudflare sponsor them? Surely it couldn't be that good, right? And anyway it would be super technical and a little bit out of reach for a mere Product Manager? While hurrying to the rain-swept car park after work, I [...]

By |2020-06-01T20:23:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Digital Disappointment

Frustration increased as my colleague prodded her greasy index finger on my Macbook Pro’s screen and tried to swipe the web page we were looking at to the right. “It’s not a touchscreen”, I pointed out. The look of surprise and bewilderment which crossed her face made a couple of neurons fire in my agitated [...]

By |2017-08-24T12:50:48+00:00January 4th, 2017|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Zero Talent Counts

Getting a highly qualified candidate with the most in-depth knowledge about your company’s chosen technology is the most valuable potential employee right? From experience, this turns out not to be true. When I first started my own business, I got two valuable lessons by the Marketing whizz Felix Clarke and the POS guru Graham Atherton: [...]

By |2016-07-28T12:07:37+00:00July 27th, 2016|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grammarly and Linkedin, a Perfect Partnership?

This weekend I was told by a beautiful girl in a library how to bring my “A” game when writing Linkedin articles. Or at least I was watching her on a YouTube advert promoting Grammarly - “The World's Most Accurate Online Grammar Checker” (from their meta description). With Microsoft’s Word having dominated the writing sphere [...]

By |2016-07-05T20:14:27+00:00July 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do Project Managers Need KPIs

Key Performance Indicators, they’re not something a project manager needs to worry about right? They’re just a buzzy term used by senior management to “get things done”? Wrong. KPI’s can be the project manager's best friend and enable you to show delivery success, give team credit and allow you to investigate areas where support is [...]

By |2016-07-05T19:43:10+00:00June 30th, 2016|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delphix fixes Data Gravity

The internet is rapidly growing, and it's becoming more and more commonplace just to accept that every site you use pulls personal data. Whether you agree this is for the greater good or not is largely down to opinion, but it is happening, and every metric ranging from how much margarine you bought in Tesco, [...]

By |2016-07-03T21:28:39+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Context Switching in Programming

Ben Maffin People often talk about how interruptions disrupt their flow and the ability to produce good quality, consistent work. This is often viewed with a certain cynicism by commercial teams and individuals who aren't involved in the development process. They tend to view developers as machines which have an output, so moving [...]

By |2015-01-09T12:20:39+00:00January 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The XOX Method for Project Success

A common mistake made by project owners is to create a system which is either over engineered or is overly feature rich. This approach produces a system which needs extensive training, experience or a mixture of both. Trying to find staff with these skills creates excessive lead times and is usually expensive. This is known [...]

By |2016-07-13T12:53:15+00:00October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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