What Does Enterprise Mean?

25th April, 2019

Enterprise has become one of those over-used words that mean anything and nothing to everyone. What does it actually mean and what does that mean for our organisations?

Own It!

25th April, 2019

I’d like to thank Hertz and Accenture from the bottom of my heart. This oh so public airing of their digital dirty linen totally reinforces the point many of us have been making for years. The private sector is NOT intrinsically better at these things than the public sector.

Trust but verify: reimagining service assessments

17th April, 2019

A client has just significantly rebooted their portfolio of DDaT activity — leading to a big shake-up of their governance and that opened up an interesting opportunity — they needed an approach to strengthen the Verify aspect of Trust/Verify for digital deliveries and I saw a chance to reimagine the idea of service assessments locally.

When the multi is missing from multi-disciplinary

11th April, 2019

The most successful teams I have been involved in have been truly multidisciplinary — comprising of engineers, researchers, designers, analysts, delivery managers (statisticians) and more — coming together to deliver complex outcomes. It was the blend of skills and perspectives that made it possible to succeed 

The Notbinary North American Tour

7th April, 2019

Notbinary are really excited to be sponsoring OneTeamGov Global in beautiful Victoria, BC in May. I have turned it in to a bit of a North American tour with visits to Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver booked as well as Victoria

An engineering solution to a design problem

29th March, 2019

The phrase keeps coming to me: “it’s an engineering solution to a design problem”. I’m giving a name to our very human tendency to come up with more layers of complication to solve a problem, when a better answer is likely to take away something we’re already doing. We, more often than is comfortable, are the architect of our own problem.

Introducing Sara Hassen, Marketing Lead at Notbinary…..

20th March, 2019

I’ve been working in Marketing for about 20 years now, predominantly in education and technology. I started my career working for a small event management company, and I still have a real passion for working on events.

Designing the mod(ern) squad

23rd February, 2019

I recently wrote about our new Squad Manager role(s) and wanted to just dig in a bit to how we see our squad model growing and evolving.

What the Forking Here* is a Squad Manager?

17th February, 2019

I’ve learned a lot in my first year working for Notbinary . A big lesson however is that some of the key positions in the ‘squads’ we provide are a little different from when you are on the other side of the table

What to expect when you’re consulting

15th February, 2019

If you’re an experienced practitioner who’s thinking of taking the plunge, or a junior consultant just starting out; here’s some helpful advice on what I’ve learnt about the dark art of consulting.

Pyramids and Dandelions

14th February, 2019

I’ve been thinking hard about what I do, how I do it and why. I’ve always found it tricky to explain the power of holding technology, culture and transformation in creative tension, but there’s insight in that combination.

Celebrating a year of the ‘Dark Side’

7th February, 2019

A year ago this week I started at Notbinary. I had only the vaguest idea of what I was going to be doing (initially in Swansea) and after a long career avoiding working on the supplier side of things I wasn’t really sure what I was letting myself in for.