This week we attended the first quarterly Members meetup at The Open Data Institute's London hub, content auditing for a charity, And rejection on a pitch for training at Kingston Council.

Monday

Another full week started with doing a complete content audit and review of the information architecture for readingspots.com before proposing a new one. This is for a project we are working on in collaboration with a number of other Brighton small and micro-businesses to help this fledgling charity.

Tuesday

Tuesday was spent in London for the first quarterly meeting of Open Data Institute Members. New Commercial Director David Beardmore set out the challenges and agenda for 2017 which included more involvement with associates and investigating new revenue opportunities. I got to meet more of the core team, and to review the new training structure and e-learning platform for teaching Open Data.

This was shortly followed up with a get together with some of the London CXPartners past and present, a belated Xmas get together, again meeting some great people and talking about walkshops, VR, bad impersonations and the challenges of business.

Wednesday

I had a insightful and invigorating conversation with the Innovation team at Macmillan, and continued work on information structure for Reading Spots.

Thursday

Back to London this time to spend the day with several teams at an agency who are looking to redefine their processes to evaluate whether moving away from Prince2 frameworks towards Agile will work for them.

Friday

Received rejection letter for the proposal we put together for Kingston Council regarding their Human Centred Design Training brief. This was in some part expected, it is hard to persuade a council to invest trust in a business that has only existed for a year, regardless of whether the duo delivering the work have a proven record in the area. 

This has brought another thought to the forefront. I want to publish all of our proposals. Read more about that in the next post.


Thoughts from Andy Parker published 27th January 2017