Most recent blogs in the Management category

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

Bootstrap for Project Managers (aka Dummies)

Bootstrap has been around for a few years now, and everything I'd read about it told me what a fantastic front-end framework it is. That everything is faster and easier and it can save web developers heaps of time. Unfortunately, that's also about all I knew about Bootstrap. Ignorance is bliss, right?

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

The holy trinity of a successful project

This week I had cause to remind a couple of colleagues of the 'iron triangle' - a representation of the relationship between the forces that combine to constrain any project. Sometimes also referred to as the 'scope triangle' or 'quality triangle', it is also a traditional measure of project success.

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

Kicking real goals in Information Technology

No, this is not another meaningless political slogan. I just want to tell a quick story about some fantastic work we've completed for one of our major clients. Something a bit out of the ordinary from what we normally boast about, and something our team is quite proud of. It also reminded me why we are in this game, the IT industry: to support the business.

Robert Beerworth Team : Web Strategy Featured

What is a ‘dark site’ and why would you need one?

Hopefully you never have to take your 'dark site' out of the dark, though they are a necessary type of website for certain businesses and organisations.

Simon Miller Team : Web Development

TLDR; or, The Importance of Documentation

Nobody can be expected to recall the events that occurred in a meeting six months prior to release of a project. We document so that everybody understands the scope of work in such sufficient detail as to produce outstanding work.

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production

Writer's block - handling clients who struggle with their content

As the project manager, it's no fun having a fully designed and developed website - i.e. technically and functionally ready for launch - when it's still full of gaping holes where content is supposed to be.

Tom Nason Team : Producer

Stand up and increase your team's productivity

Daily stand up meetings energize and empower teams to create better software.

Tom Nason Team : Producer

The importance of retrospectives

Retrospective sessions help us learn from our experiences and improve the way we work both independently and as a team. Getting together and discussing “how things went” is one approach but for the session to be truly valuable we need to add a little structure to the conversation.

Tom Nason Team : Producer

Unleashing the power of habit formation in 4 steps

Building a killer product? Learn how to apply proven psychological techniques to grow your user base.

Tom Nason Team : Producer

A web based Microsoft Project alternative

Microsoft products can be useful, and their enormous market share means that everyone knows how to use them. But are they always the best tools for the job?

Tom Nason Team : Producer

Culture that fuels productivity

A brief look at old and new school approaches to team culture and the astounding benefits that many companies are afraid to explore.

Kathleen Shrimpton Team : Web Production

So what!

Do we really need the ‘so that’ part of a user story?

Martin Abrahams Team : Web Development

 Mixing the teams up

My thoughts on our recent seating arrangements at Wiliam.

Josh Shardlow Team : Web Production

Project teams, conflict and my new desk

Perhaps there is an 'I' in 'Team' after all?

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production

Go scrum yourself

It looks like I'm out of a job. And it turns out that everybody who thinks they're doing agile right, is not. Who the bloody hell created this agile lunacy? And if it's so bloody hard to get right, then why is it apparently the ducks nuts of software development? Derp derp.

Robert Beerworth Team : Web Strategy

Collating feedback on design

There is no right or wrong way to manage clients, web designers and design feedback. Groundwork, baby-steps, helping each other and remaining friends is a pretty good start though.

Simon Miller Team : Web Development

Agile Project Management in practice

What does agile look like in practice?

Josh Shardlow Team : Web Production Featured

Kanban vs To-do

To-do lists can only go so far when it comes to properly managing a website project.

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