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What's your organisation’s delivery style? Here’s how to work it out

On Wednesday 26 February, I’ll be speaking at the H1 Event in Leeds about delivery style. More specifically, about how to judge where your organisation is with delivery, where you want to be and then deciding on the most appropriate way to get there.  Something that comes up time and again during 101 Ways’ engagements and even during my coaching

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Businesses Can Help Diversify Tech by Building Communities in the North

While Yorkshire and the Humber has previously lagged behind when it comes to gender diversity, including in the technology sector, this is changing. We believe that 101 Ways and northern businesses should work together to help push this forward by creating and supporting communities. Gender diversity in the tech industry is not a new thing, but it is one that

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IR35 – What You Need to Know Right Now and How We'll Protect You

Outside of Brexit, IR35 is the buzzword in the UK at the moment. As you’re no doubt aware, the UK Government is proposing that the public sector changes to the IR35 rules are rolled out substantively in the private sector from 6 April 2020. It means that responsibility for deciding IR35 status lies with the ‘client’, not the ‘contractor’. Due

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Why Consultants have a Unique Advantage

As someone who believes wholeheartedly in the concept of consulting (I do run a consultancy after all!), I have often found myself wondering what it is that consultants bring to the table. After some reflection, I think there are a number of advantages that can be very impactful when consultants are utilised in the right way, which actually saves time

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Want to get started in The Netherlands? 5 things to try

I can’t quite believe it’s been a year since I took the bull by the horns, jumped aboard the 101 Ways ship and set sail for Europe. Steering our overseas expansion, we arrived in The Netherlands, and opened our first European office in Amsterdam. Despite The Netherlands – particularly Amsterdam where we’re based – being renowned for its liberalism and

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Why Fear Needs to be taken out of Executive Driven Development

I have been talking to a few people recently about industry buzzwords. There seems to be an increasing number of mock variations on Test Driven Development (TDD) as a means of describing the ever-changing – and somewhat erroneous – driving factors behind development. We all know the digital industry is obsessed with acronyms; they are accepted and used interchangeably to

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How to avoid pitfalls and make scaling a success

The burning question on every CTO’s lips: How do you scale successfully? And who better to answer that question than an expert panel? So at our November CTOZone event we did just that. Leading the charge was Ed Conolly, Group CTO at Ovo Energy, Jon Mullen, Associate Director, Product Engineering Director at Comparethemarket.com and our very own CEO, Kelly Waters. With

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HOP Together – A new Product Management Leadership Group

Leadership roles within Product can be quite isolating. Often, you’re expected to have all the answers to every problem thrown at you. Senior product leaders may also find themselves reporting into non-Product-focused people, such as CMOs, CTOs and CEOs So where do senior product leaders go for support? How do they ask for advice when in a situation for the

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WTF are the 10 best ways to make career changing a success?

At our last event, we talked about the obstacles faced by people looking to move into a career in tech. And my were they extensive (you can read about them here)! But that’s the great thing about the Women’s Tech Focus (WTF) community: we were able to put our collective heads together to come up with some fantastic solutions! Although

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Agile Management Made Easy!

All About Agile

By Kelly Waters

“’Agile’ is one of the biggest buzzwords of the last decade. Agile methods often come across as rather more complicated than they really are. This book is an attempt to unravel that complexity. To simplify the concepts. This book breaks the concepts into small bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and easy to implement and delivers the message in a friendly and conversational style. Allaboutagile.com is one of the most popular blogs about agile on the web. ”

Kelly Waters

Agile 101 is available to purchase. GAME ON!

Agile 101

Emma Hopkinson-Spark

“Whilst there are lots of ways you can vary the game depending on the teams you have and the learning outcomes you want, the basic flow of the game play is common to all.”
Emma Hopkinson-Spark

Why did we make the game?

How to play the game?

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