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How to break the internet with Shor's Algorithm

Note: Thanks to minutephysics for the primer that allowed me to make this article and for making it a lot easier for me to learn about this. Having started the journey of learning as much as I can about quantum computing, I decided that the next step is to try and gain an understanding of something practical. There has been

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Scrum, Data and the Journey to Awesome

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 to bring custard creams, but

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Management, Anxiety and Feeling Like an Imposter

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 for our parents to think

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The Software Optimisation Paradox – Why Should You Care?

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 to shrink to around 5-7nm

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

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 with being introverted or anxious.

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Confessions of a QA in Dev

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 as the code – this

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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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The Challenge of an Unclear or Miscommunicated Vision

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 or organisation needs to have

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How to Develop a Team's Ways of Working

Whether you’re inheriting a mature team, have new people joining an existing 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 backgrounds and experiences, and with the world moving towards more remote working especially with the impact of Coronavirus,

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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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101 Ways Supports #LeaveYourMark Campaign for International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! We have an incredible crew of female employees and consultants here at 101 Ways – accomplished, successful and all round wonder women.   Thanks to the #LeaveYourMark campaign, we want to ‘lift them up for the world to see’. So we rallied the troops and asked them to share what makes these women not only

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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?