Take a small idea and run with it
Feeling overwhelmed by negative perceptions of your intranet? Tired of the big projects running out of steam and grinding to a halt? Seek a small success and watch it snowball.
Fear of the big projects
I need to throw-out my current intranet, and yet the risks of the new intranet project failing (in part) are so great I feel overwhelmed. Launch in t-minus three months.
It’s something about being authentic, clear and concise yet thoughtful and human
Everything I know about project management I learnt from Kevin McCloud on Grand Designs
'Grand Designs', a television programme that follows the travails of passionate, amateur, house builders says a lot about how projects go awry.
Turn ‘show n tell’ seminars into ‘see n say’ discussions
'Show n tell' sessions let you communicate something new to end-users and stakeholders; but what about reversing the flow to be 'bottom up' and running 'see n say' sessions?
Getting it done and choosing success
I've come to know three things about getting big things done. So many people have told us what success is built around, but doesn't success, and even happiness, come down to these three things? Nothing easy, but simple enough yeah?
Disclaimers are weak, consider a ‘claimr’
Don't use a weak-assed disclaimer - claim your words and thoughts with a claimr!
Back to work, but with what attitude?
Wedge notices that the city, and the office, is preternaturally quiet. Are people absent just because it's Friday and after New Year? Anyway, Wedge looks at goals and values.
My personal projects
Second of a Two Parter on personal and professional projects and how we define what they're about.
The summary of your abstract is your elevator pitch
Do you know what you're about? Can you explain to new clients or new collegues what it is you actually do? Get your abstract right, get your purpose laid out. First of a Two-parter.
Deal with things while they’re small
How can we differentiate between the important things and the urgent things? Wedge identifies the key elements in dealing with the little rocks in life, before they become boulders.