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Efficiency vs Effectiveness – it’s time to decide

By Emma Sharrock / September 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Efficiency vs Effectiveness – it’s time to decide

A popular term I hear A LOT is “this is an ‘AND’ not an ‘OR’”. And what it basically meant was “This thing we want you to do is really important, but not important enough to take you away from your current job. Your current job is still the most important. But this new thing, well, it’s…

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Pokemon GO

Influencing Change with Pokemon GO

By Emma Sharrock / August 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Influencing Change with Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm. Everywhere you look there are people moving from one ‘Poke Stop’ to another, eyes glued to their phones as they capture, evolve, and train their little critters to ‘take the gym’. A lot of jargon there, right? You got it though, right? Oh yes, I see you!…

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Are you Walking your Talk?

By Emma Sharrock / September 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Are you Walking your Talk?

I work with Agile (and non-Agile) project practitioners on a daily basis, and I find that there is still a lot of confusion about what Agile really is. I had a conversation with someone the other day who lamented all the people who were ‘doing it wrong’. I was curious about this because when it…

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Agile and the Art of Holidays

By Emma Sharrock / August 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Agile and the Art of Holidays

As you would know by now, I am passionate about the principles and concepts of Agile, and how applying them to your projects or change initiatives can get great results. It’s amazing what happens when you apply them to life too. We have a Kanban board at home and track our progress visually, checking in…

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Getting Things Done

By Emma Sharrock / July 9, 2015 / Comments Off on Getting Things Done

Sometimes life can seem incredibly overwhelming. There is so much to do and so little time. Life is moving faster than ever, yet we are only human and there are only so many hours in the day. It’s so easy to finish a day and wonder what you actually did. Did I achieve anything at…

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The Secret Sauce of Project Management

By Emma Sharrock / May 31, 2015 / Comments Off on The Secret Sauce of Project Management

Have you ever wondered how some projects get done? From the outside they seem complex with many conflicting stakeholders, yet somehow are a success. You can’t help but have a little bit of professional jealousy/envy/respect going on. We’ll get to that in a minute. The way you can find out what really happened in a…

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Why I wrote The Agile Project Manager

By Emma Sharrock / April 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Why I wrote The Agile Project Manager

I always wanted to write a book. Ever since I was little, staying at my grandmother’s house where she would give me pieces of white cardboard and textas to write with. I would fill them with words. It was clearly not in my future to be an artist! I was also very talkative as a…

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Writing has commenced!

By Emma Sharrock / March 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Writing has commenced!

How exciting that I’m writing a book! A book that I am so passionate about. I’m also excited to be sharing its progress as I go, as opposed to jumping out of nowhere in six months time with a book. About doing things iteratively. About involving smart people. About checking in to see what’s working…

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