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Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 8th June 2015
June 12, 2015
Corporate to Unboxed, a Project Manager’s journey to Scrum Master -...
June 9, 2015

Last week, I officially started my transition from being a corporate person to becoming an Unboxed person. It’s only when you get through the front door of a place that you start to sense the true scale of cultural differences between companies....

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 1st June 2015
June 5, 2015
The Sausage Machine
June 4, 2015

We often talk about “the most important thing for a delivery team to do is…” and “what a delivery team manager should focus on is…”. Let’s get clear on who is responsible for what. If you imagine you’re trying to deliver high value, high q...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 25th May 2015
May 29, 2015
10 Attributes that make a great product owner
May 29, 2015

I’ve been working for Unboxed Consulting since 2008 on a large number of projects and over the years I have worked with quite a few different Product Owners. Some have been great, others not so good. On a recent project I worked on, I was lucky e...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 18th May 2015
May 22, 2015
Roundtable: Leading the transition to Agile in established media co...
May 21, 2015

10 attendees (see who attended) 3 lightning talks 4 discussions Wednesday 20th May saw us pull up a chair to our first media roundtable discussion session. From publishers to TV and from music to education, traditional media companies have cha...

Sharing your local development server and setting up a local mail s...
May 19, 2015

I’ve recently been on a project, where for various reasons, we didn’t have a test/staging/QA server available. The lack of this environment caused a slight blocker for QA and UAT/sign off. I decided to configure my own local development server to ...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 11th May 2015
May 15, 2015
All aboard
May 14, 2015

The sooner New Joiners feel welcome and prepared for their jobs, the sooner they will be able to successfully contribute to the firm’s mission. As employers, a New Joiner’s interactions with you in their first few weeks and months has a majo...

Unstick your digital products
May 12, 2015

Stalled products in your product portfolio, a situation which is ultimately frustrating. So how do you rapidly progress these products through the pipeline, and towards the glowing light at the other end? Following on from our #StuckPipeline even...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 4th May 2015
May 8, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 27th April 2015
May 1, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 20th April 2015
April 24, 2015
Unboxedis10 anniversary song countdown
April 24, 2015

As we celebrate our 10th birthday next week, we thought we’d look back at what song was riding high as UK #1 on 29th April 2005. Much to our surprise, it was Peter Kay singing ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo?’ along with Tony Christie, wearing ...

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The future of digital products and how we’ll design them in the future
April 21, 2015
What will digital trends change about the digital product design process – it’s a hard question to answer. So I’ll start by unpicking how we currently design for digital… Whilst I’ve always had a process of sorts it’s never been the same every ti...
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 13th April 2015
April 17, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 6th April 2015
April 10, 2015
jQuery UK 2015
April 3, 2015

On the first Friday of March, I jumped onto an early train from Paddington, got out at Oxford and followed the trail of blue ‘j’s painted on a path along the Thames. I was led to the King’s Centre with about 700 others for the 2015 jQuery UK confe...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 30th March 2015
April 2, 2015
Event: Kicking the cobwebs out of your stuck digital product pipeline
March 30, 2015

Four insightful speakers and a fantastic audience – Wednesday 25th March was our ‘Unstick your digital products’ event, in Central London. This energetic three-hour session was attended by heads of industry and explored the techniques to: • Acce...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 23rd March 2015
March 27, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 16th March 2015
March 20, 2015
Webinar: Offshoring Agile: Make it work in practice
March 19, 2015

Carlo Kruger hosted the final webinar in the #StrongerAgile series, titled ‘Offshoring Agile: Make it work in practice’, live from our Cape Town office. Despite the belief that Agile can’t work offshore, this webinar explains how it can flourish w...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 9th March 2015
March 13, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 2nd March 2015
March 6, 2015
Webinar: Why & how to include developers in business & design meeti...
March 6, 2015

Andrew White hosted the third webinar in the #StrongerAgile series, titled ‘Take developers up the foodchain: Why and how to include developers in business and design meetings for better ideation’. The full audio of the session: Topics covere...

Guest blog: A technical guide to mobile usability testing
March 3, 2015

When I worked on the agency side of user experience design I learned one thing very quickly. I learned that usability testing is the hardest thing to sell to potential clients. That is, until they observe their first session. As soon as someone se...

Webinar: Spanning the rift - Advice for waterfall organisations run...
March 2, 2015

Steve Lennon hosted the next webinar in the #StrongerAgile series, titled ‘Spanning the rift: Advice for waterfall organisations running Agile projects’. The full audio of the session: Topics covered included: • The role of culture and beha...

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