A reference guide to different children’s books that can help you tell stories of your work.Since January 2020 I’ve been developing a workshop that I first delivered at #UKGovCamp about telling stories using the well known children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea.You can find out all about it here, as well as how to … Continue reading Thinking beyond the Tiger: what do you want your team to take away?
The inimitable Terence Eden recently wrote that “Post-it’s aren’t agile – they’re wallpaper” so I started thinking (A LOT) about wallpaper…First up, read Terence’s brilliant post here:IntroLook, it’s pretty difficult to argue against the sustainability of post-it’s or their accessibility because those are fixed arguments and if we agree that we believe in protecting the … Continue reading We love wallpaper!
A post-it note in the book The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the post it reads “Inciting Incident, compels the hero (that’s us) to action that leads to change”As digital people working in government, we’re often called upon to talk about our work, but sometimes we get bogged down in detail or stifled by structure, and … Continue reading Telling the story of your project… using The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Hey Duggie painting and decorating.Before I beginHey. Hi. How are you?I tried to start writing this yesterday (Thursday) but at every point my brain just said no, no no. Stop. We had a lot of people in the house doing our garden and some decorating. I was distracted and I couldn’t stop and take time to … Continue reading Weeknotes S6 Ep02
Weeknotes FTWA quieter week because of leave, I don’t think that there were more than five people in the room together at once. It felt better than last week because some of my stakeholders were also off so I had a bit more space to think, but I’ll be honest, I don’t like it much … Continue reading Weeknotes S01 Ep10
How taking a chance on an accelerator scheme helped me find meaning and motivation in my work.I joined my department in April 2015 at end of a significant technology transformation project, the first of it’s kind in the Civil Service.It’s fair to say that when I started, my team were all on a very steep learning … Continue reading My accelerator journey…
Bringing my full self to weeknotes.I’ve had a tough week for a number of different reasons, which has meant that writing this week’s episode has been really difficult. Its taken me several days to write this (hence Sunday not Friday publishing) and, as I wrote some parts before Thursday, it might be a little disjointed; … Continue reading Weeknotes S01 Ep03
Here’s my digest of three days at the digital academy…I’m on the train home from a tiring but fulfilling three-day stint in Leeds at the Digital Academy. I was taking the Working Level for Product Owners course.Before I fall asleep, here are my immediate reflections on the course:The course was well facilitated, lead by Matt Edgar, … Continue reading Digital Academy: Working level for Product Owners course