Jun 02
How to Become the Perfect Networker

How to Become the Perfect Networker

Created by Rachel Brompton

You may be familiar with the phrase it’s ‘who you know not what you know’. Networking is something that we all know we should do more of, but often never get around to doing it. For some the idea of going to a networking event fills them with fear and dread. But networking is an important aspect to getting ahead in business and if


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May 28
The Project that Changed the World: Radar

The Project that Changed the World: Radar

Created by Rachel Brompton

During the Second World War Britain developed Radar, a sophisticated system for detecting the presence, direction, distance and speed of aircraft ships. Thanks to radar German aircraft ships could be detected from up to 80 miles away, identifying target threats and ensuring that the British fighter forces were concentrated in the right areas.  The advancement of radar like many great inventions was developed by numerous


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May 28
How to Build a Successful Team and be a Winner

How to Build a Successful Team and be a Winner

Created by Rachel Brompton

Do you remember when England won the rugby world cup back in 2003? Jonny Wilkinson was hailed the star of the show with his amazing last minute drop kick. But what people don’t realise is that the goal was down to a carefully planned strategy that the team had been working on all year round, and Wilkinson was only able to achieve it due


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May 22
How to Deal with Conflict Management Head On

How to Deal with Conflict Management Head On

Created by Rachel Brompton

If you manage a team then it’s inevitable that at some point conflict will arise between colleages. If you are new to management and have not had much experience, then being responsible for managing conflict can seem a daunting prospect. In today’s blog we will point you in the right direction when it comes to dealing with conflict resolution. Understanding what can cause conflict in


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May 21
Applying the 7 Principles of Prince 2 to your Project

Applying the 7 Principles of Prince 2 to your Project

Created by Rachel Brompton

Prince 2 has fast become one of the top project management methodologies used today, and many organisations require project managers to have the relevant Prince 2 qualifications. Prince 2 incorporates a framework that can be applied to any project and which over many years has proven best practice and good results. Today we look at each of the 7 basic principles of Prince 2. Get


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May 21
Burn Down Charts: What they are and How to Use Them

Burn Down Charts: What they are and How to Use Them

Created by Rachel Brompton

What is a burn down chart? Burn down charts are a good way of measuring the progress and development of your project. ‘A burn down chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time. The outstanding work is often on the vertical axis, with time along the horizontal. That is, it is a run chart of outstanding work. It is useful for predicting


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May 21
Think like a freak - applying the laws of Freakonomics to your projects

Think like a freak - applying the laws of Freakonomics to your projects

Created by Rachel Brompton

In 2005 the book Freakonomics was published, taking the world by storm. Applying simple economics to diverse and interesting subjects, the book sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt take economics, a fairly dry subject, and make it come alive by applying it to fun research topics. The themes range from cheating teachers, bizarre baby names to crack selling mama’s boys.


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May 12
Get Efficient - The 5 Essential Principles of Lean

Get Efficient - The 5 Essential Principles of Lean

Created by Rachel Brompton

You may have heard the phrases "lean thinking", "lean management" or "lean principles" - the concept of lean has been around for some time and is often closely linked with the car company Toyota.  Today we're going to explain the basic concepts and principles of lean thinking and how they can be applied to your project. So what is lean thinking all about? The concept of


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May 05
Ember vs Knockout JavaScript Framework Shootout

Ember vs Knockout JavaScript Framework Shootout

Created by James Carmichael

If you’ve read some of our earlier posts, you’ll know that we’ve been using a JavaScript framework called Knockout JS.  Knockout implements something called ‘declarative binding’ - essentially where a part of your HTML view is bound to some data in a model.  Whenever the model is changed, the view changes automatically, which can lead to much cleaner code when creating an AJAX app.


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May 01
Improving the Remote Working Environment

Improving the Remote Working Environment

Created by Rachel Brompton

Have you found yourself stressed, struggling to take public transport to get to work, only to reach a busy office with noisy people and distractions everywhere you go? Unfortunately this is the norm for many workers, but maybe not for much longer.  ‘From June, every employer will have to consider requests from all employees after 26 weeks' service. Requests can still be refused on 'business grounds'


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