Dawn of a new age of opportunity in IT services

COVID has created a realisation that the way organisations adopt and operationalise technology needs to change, with many organisations paying too much for resources they don’t need – at least not full time – and when they do need them, they can’t manage them effectively to deliver business outcomes. Why is this so?

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Time to pump up the tyres on Agile — without a budget blow-out

Projects have been backing up during the lockdown and now’s the time to begin clearing the backlog. It’s likely to lead to an uptick in demand for skilled resources, but will they be able to deliver fast enough and to quality?

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Finding Balance- a transformation of work life for people and digital businesses

Consider this,

You wake up in the morning, you turn off your alarm, and as you lie there in bed, you check you facebook, your Instagram, your WhatsApp, your Twitter, your texts, your emails and then the news. Then you go to the bathroom, you use the toilet, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed and then head for the kitchen. You drink some coffee and eat breakfast. Maybe you watch the news or check your emails again. It’s the same routine you follow everyday.

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Drunk User Testing (DUT)

There are many kinds of informal user research methods. Examples are focus groups, contextual inquiries, coffee shop intercepts, and the like. These informal qualitative methods of user research have proved popular among UX practitioners for their simplicity, low cost, and reduction of the intimidation barrier. But we are experimented with a slightly sideways method of informal user research—drunk user testing (DUT).

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Remote work is the future, how to help your distributed team thrive

Globally many companies are going remote-first, fully distributed or changing their current people strategy to allow remote work as a viable option and we are talking more than just a WFH policy.

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How to apply the Business Model Canvas

What is the Business Model Canvas for & how do I use it?

Who are your customers? How do you create value for them and how do you make money?

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Creating Cult Status

I’ve just read Tim Duggan’s remarkable book Cult Status. It’s a fascinating insight into the way millennial-run businesses are changing the landscape of commerce, work-life balance and the way we perceive brands.

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NSW Schools ‘Race Around Australia’

What NSW high school teacher Emily McLachlan didn’t anticipate, however, was the immediate success of her ‘Race Around Australia’ challenge – a virtual tour of the nation as student’s runs were plotted on an interactive map.

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Turn Ideas Into Reality

I have come across several startup projects during this pandemic and thought it would be good to share some insights on how we can proceed with a big idea and not and avoid throwing investment down the drain?

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Intro to OKRs

The OKR process is centered on the principle of setting ambitious goals (Objectives) then breaking those Objectives down into Key Results (KRs) which are highly measurable. Underneath each Key Result will be a list of tasks (ToDos) which are the actual things you will do to deliver your Key Results. The results of those elements are typically graded once per quarter.

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How to see more to fill the gaps in our perception

Whatever your natural way of understanding the world is, wouldn’t it be good to step into someone else’s shoes and see the world the way they see it?

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People are better together

The world is changing,

Employment is changing,

The way we work is changing,

The flexibility people want, is the flexibility organisations need to stay relevant and competitive.

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Why IT Projects Fail

However, now that we have the most advanced technology, this has not necessarily reflected in more successful projects. So makes you wonder, If technology is not the problem, then why do IT projects fail?

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