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Posted by Nicholas on 06/29/2016

Brexit: Divorce is in the air but the papers are yet to be signed

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The bitter Brexit battle is over, many have lost but it’s not clear who’s won.

The effects of last week’s referendum are still reverberating around the world, markets have tumbled and the sense of loss and division throughout the nation is palpable.

Like any relationship, once one party says they want to leave things usually become heated, acrimonious and painful before they get better and Brexit is no different in this respect. (more…)

Posted by Nicholas on 06/15/2016

How to elevate your to-do lists

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Having a to-do list is a must. So if you don’t use them or their analogues, here are my thoughts on why-you-should-have-a-to-do-list.

If you do have one, you can make them even more productive and helpful to you and your organisation by elevating them to something else.

So here’s my step by step guide for elevating your to-do list to a Kanban board (pronounced khan bahn). (more…)

Posted by Nicholas on 06/01/2016

Why you should have a to-do list

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Do you have a million and one things to do? Do you ever feel that you don’t know how you’re going to get it all done?

Whether it’s in our work or personal lives it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of tasks we have to do every day. When juggling so many tasks it’s not difficult  to lose track of what we need to do and forget important things. Worst of all when we’re very busy we can all too often end up feeling like we’re barely able to keep on top of things. (more…)

Posted by Nicholas on 05/18/2016

Do we need DevOps a manager?

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Why I applied for a job as a DevOps manager and why I won’t do that again.

In a bid to diversify my search for new and interesting things to do I started to look for opportunities leading DevOps teams. So using the rationale that if Project Managers lead project teams, then the equivalent leader for a DevOps team must surely be a DevOps manager, and therefore I would base my search around this job title. (more…)

Posted by Nicholas on 05/04/2016

Create an internal business environment you can be proud of

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In today’s increasingly complex and competitive world to be the best requires: creativity, collaboration, teamwork, transparency and trust. This is not something that was required in the traditional internal business environment and many companies grew fantastically successful and wealthy without operating this way, but those days are long gone. So what we need now is a new internal business environment, one that’s fit for the 21st century. (more…)