Learn how to reduce project risk with Agile prioritisation. Plus, how the GLAM sector can get more exposure and nonprofits more donations.
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Reducing the risks in your projects

Most projects in New Zealand fail, according to KPMG’s Project Management Survey. Only 21% deliver on benefits and just 29% come in on budget.

In the first of a series of posts on reducing the risk of project failure, Boost head honcho Nathan Donaldson looks at the key role that prioritisation plays in software development. In it, you’ll get tools to measure and improve how well you prioritise.

Reduce software development risk with Agile prioritisation

Build priorities into projects from day one

You can make sure you focus on priorities from the moment you start your project with the Project Kick-off Kit. This gives you a structured series of workshop activities to help your whole team identify, understand and deliver the priorities that will make your project a success.

Get your copy of the Kit

Helping more people enjoy GLAM sector treasures

In the GLAM sector, one of the biggest ways you can have a positive impact is by putting your rich holdings in front of the public. This post shows how galleries, libraries, archives and museums can pool and promote their digital collections.

Sharing digital collections: A guide for galleries, libraries, archives and museums

Click the photo of a girl showing a friend a collection on her iPad to view the post on sharing digital collections.

Agile training at our place or yours

Looking to make a bigger impact at work? If you want practical Agile training offering professional certification, we have two options available.

There are the scheduled public Agile Professional Foundation courses held here at the Boost development studio in Wellington. Or there are our private APF courses, which we can deliver at our place or yours, anywhere in New Zealand.

Public courses

There are just two scheduled public courses available this year, November 19–20 and December 10–11.

Select your dates and book

Private courses

These are a powerful way of embedding the Agile way of working in your organisation.

Because your team train together, they build a shared understanding of Agile, making it easier for them put what they’ve learnt in action. They can also discuss projects and processes they couldn’t cover in a public training session.

We’ve done private training all over the country, including, most recently, running a course at the Clyde Dam.

If you’re interested in private Agile training, contact James on james@boost.co.nz or +64 4 939 0062.

The Clyde dam.

Making blog posts easy to find

We’ve made a small change to the Boost blog to make it easier to find the goodies within. You can now search the blog from any post.

If you’re thinking of setting up your own blog, here are some tips on how to write blog posts that your readers will find in Google, and will find useful.

12 tips for writing a business blog even busy people will read

Click the photo of a woman working on a laptop at a crowded desk to get 12 tips for writing business blogs.

New report for nonprofits on donations in the digital age

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report is based on a survey of over 6,000 donors worldwide. It shows how online technology affects giving, along with gender, generation, ideology and religion.

2018 Global Trends in Giving report (PDF)

Plan your future with past issues

You’ll find all sorts of ways you can increase your future impact in the Boost News archive. You can also sign up if you’re not already a subscriber.

Boost News: Tools to help you make a difference

Click the photo of a man taking notes at a whiteboard from an issue of Boost News to view an archive of past issues.

Sign up for Agile Professional Foundation - our next course is 19–20 November. Get the skills to deliver successful projects that deliver more value, faster.


Email: info@boost.co.nz
Phone: +64 (04) 939 0062