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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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Conversations with the Crew – Meet Sander Hoogendoorn

In case you were lying under a rock somewhere and missed it, 101 Ways has crossed the North Sea and ventured to the beautiful, diverse city of Amsterdam. A hub of hot tech talent and a thriving market (plus LOTS of cheese) meant it was the perfect place to set up our second home. But rather than rocking up on

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What Happened When IWOMM Went to The Netherlands

On 27 September 2018, we joined forces with Picnic – the first app-only supermarket based in The Netherlands – to kick off our first ever IWOMM (It Works on My Machine) Amsterdam event. And what a turnout it was! Our CTO, Odhran McConnell and Head of Client Partnerships, Jamie North opened alongside Daniel Gebler, Picnic’s CTO to a fantastic crowd

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Masters of Scrum: Why the Principles can be Useful for Hiring

The only people that need to learn Scrum are Scrum Masters, right? We’d argue wrong. Last week we sent our Talent specialists, Grace Carey and Kate Greentree to learn the principles in 48 hours. Will they ever get a chance to put what they’ve learned into practice? Unlikely. Does it matter? Unlikely.   Here Grace explains why… “Everyone on the

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What’s it like to intern at 101 Ways? Fun, and an actual game.

This is the first time I have written something like this – other than my driving instructor’s review – so here goes… My name is Joshua Spunner; I am 17 and studying for my A-levels in Maths, Computer Science and Economics. Like many other (hopeful) engineers in the making, I love programming and gaming with my friends. One of my

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Talking Heads – Can You Solve a Problem Like Anxiety?

I’m sitting in the 101 Ways main office alone. I have a designated hot desk for when I come in, which of course defeats the object of hot desking, but it’s a small thing that helps me feel less anxious about the freelance writer lifestyle. Apt also because anxiety is actually what I’m here to discuss today. Taking advantage of

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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 101 – How to play the game

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. Contents Inside each tin you will find a 20-sided dice and a collection of cards. You’ll need to keep score as you go so make sure

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Agile 101 – The Game and How it Happened

I have a lot of ideas; most of them barely stay in my head longer than the remainder of my commute. I often find myself racking my brain hours later trying to put the pieces together again for something which felt so clear and certain a few hours earlier, but ends up dismissed and forgotten about. A few lead to

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WTF are the obstacles to career changing?

On 24 July, we held our WTF is… changing careers event and not only did we have a great turn out, the evening was full of inspiring women (and a man) sharing thoughts, feelings, stories and advice that created a warm, supportive atmosphere. So much so, people were actually reluctant to leave! (Probably helped by the free prosecco, but who

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Women's Tech Focus has a new look!

Have your spidey senses been tingling? Well they haven’t gone crazy – something is very much ‘up’ at 101 Ways and it’s got us in all in a spin. Behind the scenes, we’ve been weaving ideas together to design the perfect logo for our fantastic Women’s Tech Focus (WTF) community. Something that adequately represents the role women play in the

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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

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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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