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Scrum, Data and the Journey to Awesome

by Rachel Murray, 07 June 2019

I’m on one of our client sites to meet Sonny Lam: Data Explorer, Scrum Master and lounge wear extraordinaire. While I like my interviewees to feel relaxed, I’ll admit this is the first time I’ve ever questioned someone wearing slippers, and Pokémon ones at that. But whatever gets the job done, right? I had promised […]

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Management, Anxiety and Feeling Like an Imposter

by Ally Mitchell, 16 May 2019

My mother calls me several times during the day and when I answer it’s usually to tell me about the latest Duchess of Sussex gossip or something silly my brother has done. And yet every time I have to say the same thing: “Mum, I’m at work, I can’t talk now”. I guess it’s funny […]

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The Software Optimisation Paradox – Why Should You Care?

by Odhrán McConnell, 07 May 2019

Moore’s law is over. As it stands today, we’re pushing up against the laws of nature, the physical limits of how you can construct a transistor – atomic limits. Currently, the best fabrication methods from Intel have produced transistors of 14nm in size, and nVidia have gone slightly better with 12nm. Although they are expected […]

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WTF is Networking – Why You Should ‘Just Do It’

by 101 Ways, 30 April 2019

Remember how Beyoncé could help you network? Well according to professional community builder and speaker at our last WTF event Samantha Hepburn, so can the slogans of global sports brands. In terms of excuses, Sam has heard them all, from the clichéd (and mistaken!) ‘I have nothing to offer’ to the more nuanced fears that come […]

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Confessions of a QA in Dev

by Roy Collings, 29 April 2019

For a few years now, the development approach has been that engineers are responsible for the quality of their code and the solution. Meanwhile, QA staff are responsible for testing the quality of the product. ‘QA in Dev’ is an approach aimed at making all engineers responsible for the quality of the product as well […]

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

by Jamie North, 25 April 2019

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 […]

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The Challenge of an Unclear or Miscommunicated Vision

by Zane Gambasin, 09 April 2019

As we help companies through complex periods of transformation, I wanted take a deep dive into the concept of ‘vision’, previously touched upon by Kelly Waters. Particularly exploring how it plays a key role in helping people understand the link between the change and a company’s success or survival. Why is vision needed? Every startup […]

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How to Develop a Team’s Ways of Working

by Mike Dixon, 03 April 2019

Whether you’re inheriting a mature team, have new people joining an one, or are fortunate enough to build a new team from scratch, you’d want to make sure that it is healthy, happy, aligned, and motivated. As people come from various different backgrounds and experiences, it is extremely important to ensure that we are all […]

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