Workarounds, common behaviour? Obviously ‘everything’ doesn’t actually cost £4,999. However, if you work in public services sometimes it feels like a lot of things do. It’s linked to some common behaviour you see around procurement and ‘workarounds’. The magical £4,999 figure might be something you are familiar with if there’s an organisation procurement policy with […]
“Ideas need to be brutally tested before you implement them”….. or try some Ritual Dissent?
“Ideas need to be brutally tested”….. So says the teenage idealist. This was part of a conversation with my son during a 5 hour road trip along the mystical A470. He is studying product design. I must admit, the ‘teenage idealist’ part of me very much liked that proposition. It sounds very dynamic and action orientated. […]
What IKEA Hacking has taught me about project management and learning from failure.
I’ve used a version of this picture before (see 4 foot posts story), but it’s so uncannily accurate that it’s worth seeing again. The purpose is to illustrate some of my project management ‘issues’ and learning through failure. This was all the result of some accidental IKEA Hacking. The Project: Refurbishment of a Client’s (youngest […]