Project in a Box – new edition

We have long been admirers of the Community Edition of Project in a Box. This great, free resource is one we always recommend to our charity clients – being a great way think about, plan and deliver projects using the bones of the recognised Prince 2 methodology. PIAB have just released a new version of […]

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Are you a MOOC candidate?

We love MOOCs. Using a Massive Open Online Course allows you to log-in from anywhere in the world and take part in some of the best tutorial and learning opportunities available from major centres of excellence. The Knight Centre for Journalism, at the University of Texas in Austin, U.S. is launching a six week course […]

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Web-based Analysis
and Visualisation Environment

  Weave is a new web based tool for use by novices and experts alike, to develop analysis and to visualise the results in a clear and informative way. Weave has been developed at the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research of the University of Massachusetts Lowell in partnership with the Open Indicators Consortium, a […]

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The Higgs Boson?

Sometimes you just have to wander off theme with your blog entries. Much has been written about the mysterious Higgs Boson particle in all the media lately. What is it? Where did it come from? Whither goest it? This short film, in cartoon style, is from the University of California. (See credits below). It seeks […]

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Data, geography and human development – get spaced

Kings College London, under the auspices of Professor Robert Plomin, Director of the Twins Early Development Study, has been compiling and analysing data and spatial information about the development of twins. TEDS, as a programme, has sought to understand why young people, from the same family environment grow to be different. The nature or nurture […]

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Project management
– thinking systems

Project in a Box have recently revised and updated their Community Edition of the software that lets you get into Prince 2 mode for managing your projects. Free to download and use for your single project manager activity, or with a team, PIAB is an ideal way to get even the most basic, simple project […]

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A picture, a crowd,
a forest of data!

We were recently thinking about the outputs of our projects and the types of document, web site or data CD we needed to compile for our client evaluations, research reports, market analysis or evidence based recommendations. Basic principles of number analysis were reasonably clear to frame verbally, but what about visual design in terms of […]

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Crunching numbers!

Across our two organisations we crunch a lot of data and format, style and produce thousands of words and images for paper and web publication. We are always keen to utilise powerful, cost effective tools to produce trends, analysis and short data-sets that tell a story and illustrate the evidence of our findings. Free, open […]

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Welcome to Collected Works

Our blog is where we share our thinking. With you and with ourselves. It’s our forum for ideas, things that interest us and to tell you about some of the problems, issues and pleasant surprises we come across in the field of personal, charity and enterprise development. You can respond to our blog entries from […]

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