After almost 9 years and many adventures with some excellent people, i have finally left Eduserv and moved on to new challenges. Leaving a job i had been in for so long as hard and its was strange to leave so many people who I had grown to know so well. However working in BristolRead more »

Hands up if you have a Facebook account, (or for that matter twitter or Google or another ‘free’ service) now hands up if you were one of the throng that howled with pain when Facebook changed its interface or bought Instagram or did anything else that you felt affronted by as a user, a customer.Read more »

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very largeRead more »

Just a brief observation, but why do some PM’s try to score points off each other. There seems to be a breed of managers that try to create a situation, dissent for the hell of it purely because they can? Wrong, bad, go to the naughty step; hate that, hate hate hate. My job isRead more »

I have recently been having a discussion with a colleague trying to get them to understand that, in an agile environment you don’t need to define the deliverables with finite detail but instead have a vision of what you need to achieve and work towards it in measurable chunks. In order to do so IRead more »

At the risk of seeming obsessive, I’d like to touch on one of the major issues I feel that Prince2 still has in its education program and thus its application in the ‘real world’.  It comes in part from the distinction, real or perceived between the real working environment and the classroom (or Prince2 environment).Read more »

Last week I completed my course and exam for my Prince2 practitioner certification. Now it’s no secret to those that know me that I have reservations about Prince as a methodology and over prescriptive ways of working, leaning more towards agile approaches as a rule. But any methodology is just a tool and, despite whatRead more »

This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say ‘To-morrowRead more »

I picked this up on twitter and immeadiately felt the need to repost, very very good, for more information go to : http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ http://twitter.com/iA

If you want a thing bad enough To go out and fight for it, Work day and night for it, Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it If only desire of it Makes you quite mad enough Never to tire of it, Makes you hold all other things tawdry andRead more »

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