Business design + project management
Need help with a gnarly business problem or tricky project?
You've come to the right place.
I use, teach and write about business analysis, design thinking, UX and all kinds of project management.
How can I help?
There are lots of things journalists don’t understand. Project management risk logs seem to be one of them.
So you just got asked to run a training session, and you don’t know where to start… Here’s a basic guide to designing a class that works.
Like agile, project management got strangled by its own rule book. Here's a simpler way to manage any project. No certification needed.
Good/fast/cheap was one of the first things I was taught as a project manager. But in real life, it’s a bit more complicated than ‘pick any two’.
Sometimes you don't get to start with a blank canvas. If you've been given a badly designed PowerPoint presentation, here are some quick ways to fix it.
Overrunning your slot is unkind to your audience - and to any fellow presenters. Here are my top tips for time-keeping in presentations.
Lots of people use the GTD method, but everyone I know does it differently. This is my current way of Getting Things Done, using Asana.
Asking politely for personal data is hard when people don't agree on the right language. How do you balance doing the right thing with designing a usable thing?
If you follow the advice in productivity blogs, you'll soon find you're fitting twice as much work into your average day. But is it the right kind of work?
Your customers have interesting names, so make sure your website can cope with interesting characters.
"Do I need to hustle for work or should I be turning people down?" Cushion is a great app for answering that perennial freelancer question.
There are so many free tools for writing blog posts - but which should you use, and when? Here's how I link several together to make my writing better.
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