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An Interview with Kevin Gaskell: How to go from ordinary to extraordinary

A conversation with Kevin Gaskell: business man, leader, investor, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and record-breaking adventurer. “All ordinary people have the potential to be extraordinary” Occasionally you meet someone truly inspirational. Extraordinary, even. Kevin Gaskell is certainly one of those people. He’s led some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini. He’s started successful businesses. Invested in

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In The Zone with Marcin Zasepa

Welcome to the second in our new series, ‘in the zone’, a collection of conversations with CTO’s within the CTO Zone community. Each week we’ll be discussing the latest trends, insights gained from there experiences, and future predictions for their industry. This week we’d like to welcome Marcin Zasepa, CTO at Homegate AG in Switzerland. Every episode will be approximately 30 minutes

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In The Zone with Sasha Bilton

Welcome to the first in our new series, ‘in the zone’, a collection of conversations with CTO’s within the CTO Zone community. Each week we’ll be discussing the latest trends, insights gained from there experiences, and future predictions for their industry. This week we’d like to welcome Sasha Bilton. Every episode will be approximately 30 minutes long, and we aim

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Case Study: DAZN Data Engineering

Find out how 101 Ways helped DAZN improve their existing data warehouse as well as planning and setting the foundations of the new cloud-based data platform. Click here to download the full case study. Get in touch with a member of the 101 Ways team if you would like to discuss ways in which we can help you and your company

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Software Delivery As A Competitive Advantage – The Need for Change

There has never been a more important time to be outstanding at software delivery.  An organisation’s capability in software development is now a major differentiator.  Possibly the difference between success and failure.  So what’s changed? Project failure According to various studies, almost 70% of all software projects fail.  Materially fail to meet their objectives, in terms of cost, time, features,

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How to keep productivity up when working remotely

With a fundamental shift away from co-located working in recent months, one of the questions I have been asked more frequently is: “How do I keep the delivery pipeline going?” The greatest fear is that once everyone is working remotely, productivity will drop and nothing will get to ‘done’. There are two factors at play here, so I find it

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7 things to Help Onboard People onto Remote Teams

While onboarding new starters onto remote teams may feel like a big or risky job, it’s actually not that different from onboarding in-person. It may require a little more preparation and planning, but the  themes are still the same: Ensure the right people are joining the team Provide context for the project and information on who and where to get

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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Marcel van Benthem

It’s been a long time coming, but we can finally get excited and share the news that Marcel van Bentham has joined us as Managing Director of 101 Ways Netherlands! Here the seasoned commercial manager and certified Scrum Master talks me through strategy, scaling and errr, saunas? Enjoy. Hi Marcel, welcome to 101 Ways. Tell us about your new role

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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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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Raffael Fernandes

Exactly one month after he hit the ground running, I was lucky to get five minutes with the man of the moment, our new Sales & Marketing Director, Raffael Fernandes. The guy who cut his teeth in the industry on the other side of the world before making his way back to London in the most unconventional manner (!). We’re

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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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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Sophie Branfield

As we head into the New Year three mince pies at a time, our HQ team – as well as our stomachs – is growing. It’s an exciting time focusing on future goals as well as festive cheer. This month we welcome Sophie Branfield as our new Head of Talent. She has galloped into HQ from the home counties, so

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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

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