Category Archives: Project management

4 Ways to Create an Inclusive and Supportive Culture

I recently attended the Lead Developer conference in London, a conference that helps new and long-term leaders grow into their role and find inspiration for improving their skills. One topic that resonated with me was to do with the leaders’ role in creating the foundation for an environment where people can thrive and achieve their […]

Lead Dev 2018: The top four talks to take home to your teams.

Last week, set against the glorious, brutalist backdrop of the Barbican conference Centre, the 7th Lead Developer Conference took place. Welcoming over 1000 tech industry folk for two days of insightful talks. Organised by our sister company White October Events, Lead Dev has become a favourite on the White October calendar because, whatever your role in the tech […]

Can agile save the world? Using retrospectives to improve volunteer meetings.

Retrospectives and Global Justice White October is leading the way in applying agile software-development principles to the work of a web agency.  So it’s only natural that I’ve been wondering what agile could contribute to my spare time activities too. When I’m not leading the Backend Development Team at White October, I chair Global Justice […]

You’re never immune to falling into the wrong path as a DPM

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. I was really excited to hear Sam Barnes new talk entitled ‘You Can Do Well, or You Can Do Good’ at the Digital PM Summit today and he didn’t disappoint. As my friend Abby Fretz put it, it often feels like Sam is […]

It’s not the stuff you do, it’s who you are that counts.

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. In her keynote at this year’s Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia, Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork impressed us all with her insights into the impact of technology on how we work and how we view work being fundamentally broken. The technological revolution has […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Do you manage digital projects?  Have you heard about The Big DO?

Alongside DO PM, here’s another great opportunity to network and learn. The Big DO  is a one day event in Oxford aimed at Scrum and Agile practitioners but open to anyone involved in managing digital projects.  It’s a great opportunity to discuss, debate, discover, develop and DO – Yes you’ll be involved.  We’re telling everyone […]

Disrespect the backlog: half of everything you know is wrong

Chris Jones, our Client Services Director, once wrote a line in a proposal which I’ve been quoting ever since, exclaiming the stupidity of sticking to a technical specification that is six months old. That’s of course part of the problem agile solves – keep your backlog flexible; decide on priorities as you go; allow yourself […]

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