Agile in the public sector

I’ve uploaded some slides I put together recently for a couple of events. I’ve also posted my speaker notes below. Many thanks to Leisa Reichelt and Emma Gasson for giving me some useful tips and links this week, to Alice for the slide template (and, spoilers, for the finale) and to Padma Gillen for letting me steal his construction metaphor. […]

Hidden stress

I realised last year that I have two very different reactions to stress. The first one – the most common and obvious reaction – is to become visibly and obviously agitated. I start speaking about twice as fast, my voice goes up the best part of an octave, and I become flustered and flushed. Visibly […]

Good product management

I was asked to give a short talk to some colleagues about product management. I opted to share some brief attempts to define it. This is hard, so I pointed to other people’s attempts. Next I shared what I think are the characteristics of good product management. This bit, since it was just my current […]

Weeknotes 38: publishing stuff

I’ve been quite busy in the past couple of weeks looking after a small team putting the Government Digital Strategy online. In the words of the policy professionals who actually wrote the words, it was published “as a website rather than published on a website“. This may sound like a small distinction, but it makes […]

Fortnotes 14

[Being the fourteenth in a fortnightly series of brain dumps: what I’m working on, wondering and worrying about.] A busy fortnight. As usual. Now that the Kaiser Chiefs album has been released, I continue to be excited about the analysis the Rev Dan Catt is doing with it. Keeping half an eye on things, but […]

Fortnotes 13

[Being the lucky thirteenth in a fortnightly series of brain dumps: what I’m working on, wondering and worrying about.] I can finally reveal the super secret project I’ve been getting increasingly excited about in these fortnotes for the past few weeks. The Kaiser Chiefs new album The Future is Medieval is out now, and it’s […]