Unfolding plans 158 – three great speakers

We’ve held the last Society of ICT Managers (SOCITM) meeting for the year.  It was a bit touch and go at times getting the speakers and the running order sorted but in the end Graham, as always pulled it off. What could have been a bit of a pup turned out to be another interesting … Continue reading Unfolding plans 158 – three great speakers

Unfolding plans 156 – No secrets

Would the world be a better place if there were no secrets?  There would be no need to hide anything, no need to keep things under lock and key and no need to encrypt our precious or most dark information assets. If there were no secrets there would be no cyber-crime.  There would be nothing … Continue reading Unfolding plans 156 – No secrets

Unfolding plans 151 – Employee engagement and culture

This week is flying by.  It’s day four of National customer Service Week already.  I’m still wearing my Institute of Customer Service badge (with pride) even though I’ve changed jackets since yesterday.  Today’s theme is employee engagement and culture which is perfect as we’re having our second day of our Lean Start-Up training.  The group … Continue reading Unfolding plans 151 – Employee engagement and culture

Unfolding plans 146 – Simplicity

Life is complicated.  The more I think about it the more complicated it becomes.  It seems as if complexity is an inherent part of the way the world works.  It’s that second law of thermodynamics again. It states that (forgive me for I paraphrase) ‘In any closed system the amount of usable energy is always … Continue reading Unfolding plans 146 – Simplicity

Unfolding plans 144 – Scrum

Somebody has sent me a copy of ‘Scrum, The art of doing twice the work in half the time’ by Jeff Sutherland.  I don’t know who it was.  I had my suspects but one by one they are being crossed off my list.  It just turned up at work in a manila envelope (C5 in … Continue reading Unfolding plans 144 – Scrum

Unfolding plans 138 – we need more entrepreneurs

I’ve heard it said many times that entrepreneurs are a special breed.  They are vital to the health of the economy.  They create the wealth that this nation relies upon to pay for its hospitals, its roads and all the other good things we’ve come to expect in a modern economy. I agree.  Those people … Continue reading Unfolding plans 138 – we need more entrepreneurs

Unfolding plans 137 – ten thousand steps

Even the longest journey starts with a single step.  The journey to health though starts with then thousand, apparently. I found out the other day that the phone that I have been carrying around with me has a step counter included.  It is a Windows phone and the application is called MSN Health and Fitness.  … Continue reading Unfolding plans 137 – ten thousand steps