Category Archives: Project management

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 […]

DPM UK 2015 – Creating space for individuals

On 29th January, four of the White October Project Management team went to Manchester for a conference about digital project management. Sounds quite dry doesn’t it? It wasn’t. The topics varied from introverts and extroverts, artificial intelligence and chaos monkey management. There were tales of crying in the company bathroom, cage fighting and Kevin Bacon. […]

A fair point – It’s the price you pay

Our technology capability continues to grow at an exponential rate. From Moore’s Law to Gilder’s law, well-known trends provide ample evidence that there will be no plateau in our use of technology. The social effects are just as astonishing: ten years ago the job of app developer, big data analyst or cloud services engineer didn’t […]

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