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07/03/17 09:00

Last Wednesday evening, the hardy tech-explorers of Cake Invest braved the wet and wild conditions, courtesy of Storm Doris, and travelled from their cosy nest in Reddish to the heart of Manchester to join the Harvey Nash startup tech event at Barclay’s Rise tech incubator.

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24/02/17 08:30

Hello one and all. Another week in the agile world has passed and brought with it the twenty second edition of “This Week in #Agile”. As ever our PM team have been hunting through the web to find and read your blogs and articles. Here are just some of the articles that we found this week which we would like to share with you, along with some of our take aways and learnings from them.

Posted by James Brookes
17/02/17 08:30

A big hello from Cake and our Project Management Team. Another week in the agile world and the twenty first edition of “This Week in #Agile”. Our PM team continues to scour the web and read through your blogs and articles. Here are handful of articles that we found to be most interesting this week which we would like to share with you today, along with our brief thoughts on them.

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13/01/17 09:24

As I assume many people did when they were younger, at some stage I wanted to run away with the circus - probably inspired by watching Dumbo one too many times. However due to my lack of being able to juggle flaming chainsaws or perform the most rudimentary magic tricks, I stayed home and many years later ended up as a Project Manager.

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15/12/16 19:35

To thrive in today’s go-fast tech driven economy, a business needs to embrace uncertainty like never before, being able to accommodate rapid, unpredictable change, if that’s not an oxymoron.

We’ve had two Black Swan events happen in the last six months - first, Brexit and now the results of the US Presidential Election - I had doubted either would ever happen, but we’ve all been kicked out of our complacency. The world is suddenly a lot less predictable than we thought.

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27/10/16 09:52

Ever since I was a nipper, I’ve had a fascination with the RAF. The evolution from the Bi and Triplanes of WWI through to the modern day VTOL jets, whether it was watching the Battle of Britain or the The Memphis Belle, or pedalling my bike down Chapel Hill, the steepest hill in Rawtenstall, pretending it was a Spitfire Mark I on a top secret mission for RAF Fighter Command, I’ve been hooked. So to follow this passion I became a project manager in software development...

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26/10/16 16:01

Hello one and all. Another week in the agile world and the ninth edition of “This Week in #Agile”. The PM team has been trawling the web and reading through your blogs and articles. Here are a couple of the blogs which we would like to share with you today along with our thoughts on them.

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19/10/16 11:33

Hello one and all. Another week in the agile world and the eighth edition of “This Week in #Agile”. The PM team from trawling the web and reading through your blogs and articles. Here are a couple of the blogs which we would like to share with you today along what takeaways we got from them.

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18/10/16 10:11

With all the hype around Star Wars, some may have overlooked that very recently Netflix added all the old Star Trek episodes to their vast library of films and TV shows. Recently I began watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, and while I was following the exploits of Jean Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise, I began thinking about teamwork, as it featured so much in their exploits.

Posted by James Brookes
12/10/16 09:15

Hello one and all. Another week in the agile world and the seventh edition of “This Week in #Agile”. The PM team from trawling the web and reading through your blogs and articles. Here are a couple of the blogs which we would like to share with you today along what takeaways we got from them.

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