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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 2 days ago

I have been managing international teams on global improvement programmes for FTSE and Fortune 100 companies for the last 10 years or so, and have a pretty good grasp on managing productivity from myself and teams of up to 100 - but still loads to learn.

Got my Prince2 foundation, and familiar with it through various public sector contracts.

I am a long term member of Mensa, the high IQ society, and head up two professional bodies in Scotland: ISACA and the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Have founded two consultancies, and run large teams for two global professional services firms - so have an excellent view of the balance required at both ends.

Tend to look at the bigger picture, rather than the benefits of a specific tool.


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10
comment How to identify and stop compulsive collecting behavior
Additionally - do you enjoy collecting, or are you just compelled to collect?
Jul
10
reviewed Satisfactory How to quickly remove bad experiences from mind & switch to another task?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent How do I concentrate on tough topics when reading on the computer?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent Effective method of thinking beyond the first idea
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent Task estimated to be 8 pomodori, what to do?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent Personal Kanban - Use multiple boards?
Jul
10
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a tool that can automatically check my inbox and perform an action?
Jul
10
reviewed Satisfactory How do I free my mind of random thoughts while meditating?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent How do you remember to sit up straight?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Jul
10
reviewed Excellent Do noise cancelling headphones block human speech and PA systems?
Jul
8
answered How to avoid being overwhelmed by what you have to/want to learn?
Jul
8
answered Post-project blues - how to readjust to a less hectic life
Jul
6
comment How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
That is what you are getting - I have been doing this for 15 years, have managed delivery across 18 countries over multi-year projects, and believe me, you don't do it by spending all your time categorising or prioritising tasks. At this load level you need to change the way you describe tasks. All senior programme managers I know deal the same way - grab what works for you. Sorry, but there is no single method that will work for everyone. @Kramii's technique works, GTD works (up to a point) - they all work a bit.
Jul
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awarded  Proofreader
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on procrastination tag wiki
Jul
6
comment How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
Remember Agile, like other techniques, will not fit 100% - use what works from the techniques you find useful.
Jul
5
comment How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
This is why you don't go to that level of detail.It is unworkable
Jul
5
answered How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
Jul
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awarded  Tag Editor