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Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 16th February 2015
February 20, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 9th February 2015
February 13, 2015
Deciding how to deliver your prioritised project portfolio
February 11, 2015

Once you’ve prioritised your project portfolio using the t-shirt sizing matrix, you’ll need to take some strategic decisions to unstick progress… Making decisions about Work In Progress (WIP) The theory says you should limit your work in...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 2nd February 2015
February 6, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 26th January 2015
January 30, 2015
Webinar: 90 days to transform a ‘stuck’ digital product that HAS to...
January 27, 2015

Richard Stobart held the first in a new webinar series, titled ‘90 days to transform a ‘stuck’ digital product that HAS to succeed…’: Topics covered included: • Roadmapping • What not to do and how to untie your hands so you’re doing...

On being a remote worker
January 26, 2015

It’s been 7 months since I’ve moved away from the Cape Town office and into the position of being a full-time remote worker. In the weeks leading up to the move, I wasn’t sure how things would pan out, but I was optimistic that w...

Sending S/MIME encrypted emails with Action Mailer
January 26, 2015

Why send encrypted emails? Most people are aware now that sending emails is somewhat akin to sending a postcard - pretty much everyone in the delivery chain is able to have a peek at your message. The only way to prevent this is to encrypt your m...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 19th January 2015
January 23, 2015
How to prioritise a blocked portfolio of digital products
January 20, 2015

If you’re managing a pipeline of digital products and struggling to get traction on any or all of them, this exercise can help you quickly sift and prioritise what to do next – and engage your stakeholders in this decision making at the same time....

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 12th January 2015
January 16, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 5th January 2015
January 9, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 15th December 2014
December 19, 2014
Being lean in the NHS
December 16, 2014

At LeanConf in Manchester last month, there was much talk of how one should apply Lean Startup principles and processes (with passion!), both in startups and in the enterprise, but less evidence of people actually doing it. With this in mind we&r...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 8th December 2014
December 12, 2014
Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 1st December 2014
December 5, 2014
Webinar: Getting to Beta
December 5, 2014

Richard Stobart held the final in the current Digital Leaders Webinar series on Wednesday titled ‘Getting to Beta: taking ‘stubborn’ products to beta in 8 weeks’. Topics covered included: Understanding Beta, knowing what you’re tr...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 24th November 2014
November 28, 2014
Webinar: Communication Ceremonies
November 24, 2014

Richard Stobart held the second instalment of our current Digital Webinar Series, titled: ‘Communication Ceremonies: why, what and how to communicate to increase the pace at early stage digital product development’. Topics covered include...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 17th November 2014
November 21, 2014
Event: What is there to know about outsourcing?
November 18, 2014

At our recent event, we discovered the ‘new rules’ of outsourcing. I opened the floor to our attendees, finding out what they really wanted to know about outsourced agile teams: When does outsourcing work really well? What are your to...

Unboxed Roundup: our links for w/c 10th November 2014
November 14, 2014
UBXDDEV Vol. 3.11
October 31, 2014
Event: Digital leaders discover the 'new rules' of outsourcing - Ag...
October 27, 2014

October saw our ‘New Rules of Outsourcing’ event take place at Skills Matter in Central London, to answer the question that was on all of our minds: ‘What are the new rules of outsourcing?’ Unboxed Friends and Family, as w...

UBXDDEV Vol. 3.10
October 24, 2014
Tactile agile for Introverts
October 22, 2014

I have been a part of Unboxed Consulting since it was just a twinkle in Richard’s eye. The times that I have been absent are directly related to family matters and there has never been a company that has attracted my attention enough to distract m...

UBXDDEV Vol. 3.9
October 17, 2014
Cognitive Bias, Product Management and you
October 13, 2014

Intro This all started for me sometime back in the late 90s. I was having a conversation with a friend that ran something like this: “I get evolution. I really do, I can see how it has worked by looking at the various species. What I don&rs...

UBXDDEV Vol. 3.8
October 10, 2014
Filling Gaps
October 10, 2014

We’re not big on job titles at Unboxed Consulting and if you have the smarts to get through the door you can pretty much grab any one that takes your fancy assuming there’s no reasonable resistance. I took “Head of Product” without m...

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