Whether you are building websites, apps, games or online services, the hardest part is not necessarily what you think it’ll be. If you’re a designer, you might say the hardest part is getting the UI right or understanding the user journey so that you can get the user experience spot on. What about the needs,… Continue reading
“I don’t know”. Why do we fear to utter those three little words? Whether at work helping a colleague, or with your children helping them with their homework, we’re terrified of the inevitable time we are asked a question we don’t know the answer to. But rather than admit it, we mumble, hesitate and stumble… Continue reading
There’s many things to love about Scrum, such as it’s focus on building what’s needed not what’s requested, it’s transparency by design and the welcoming of change from start to finish. But today I realised the most beautiful part of ScrumContinue reading
I’m going to get straight into the nitty gritty of this. I recently set up Cloudflare to sit in front of this WordPress blog and ran into an issue where the site ended up in a redirect loop. I’ll assume that you have Cloudflare set up (https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/categories/200275218 if not) and you’ve installed WordPress (https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress). Now… Continue reading
Watch children play. In particular, very young children – 2 or 3 years old. How do they learn? Do they read the instructions beforehand? Do they follow a set down process blindly that’s been given to them by their parents? Do they sit their waiting for someone to tell them what to do? Or do they dive in head first, make loads of mistakes, experiment with different approaches and finally get to something that works or improves their understanding?
Now look at your staff. Which category would they fall into?Continue reading
Agile, and in particular Kanban, has more value outside of software development than a lot of people realise. The tipping point for me was the trip I’m currently planning with four friends; a weekend hiking in the highlands of Scotland.Continue reading