Technology report highlights Australasian accessibility edge, Boost hangs with the high-flyers and Agile training gets new dates.

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Boost. The power of positive impact

24 September 2019

Make more of your day

Here’s our latest selection of news, tools, tips and ideas for ways you can make a bigger impact every day.

Agile project risk management board

Ensure project success — step-by-step guide

Successful projects deliver products your customers love, at the quality they demand. They do this on time and on budget.

So how likely is your next project to succeed? The risk checklist we shared in our last newsletter lets you rate how well you manage risks to this success. But once you’ve identified gaps in your risk management, what do you do next?

We’ve put together a blog post that gives you a step-by-step guide to closing these gaps. It shows how to treat improving your project risk management as a project in its own right. This lets you practice the Agile techniques that underlie Agile risk management as you go.

Step-by-step guide to better project risk management

Cover of the Global NGO Technology 2019 report

Global NGO Technology Report 2019

The Global NGO Technology Report for 2019 has been released. This biennial research project digs into how non-governmental organisations around the world use technology.

You can get your copy of the report here.

How NGOs and others can get their websites working harder

One interesting finding is that Australasians are doing better than the rest of the world when it comes to website accessibility. Downunder, 25% of NGO websites are accessible to people with disabilities, while the global average is just 18%.

That still means that three quarters of antipodean NGOs have work to do if they want to get support from everyone, regardless of any disability. If this is you, check out our blog post on the benefits of an accessible website, and how to get one.

12 tips for boosting website accessibility and building traffic  →

October Agile training sold out, book February now

Our October Agile Professional Foundation course is now fully booked. Apologies if you missed out. But fear not, we’ve set the date for the next course. 

Our next APF runs on 24–25 February.

What is the Agile Professional Foundation? It’s a two-day Agile immersion course, certified with both ICAgile and the Project Management Institute.

It starts by giving you a solid grounding in the Agile mindset, so you know how to apply Agile principles to all your work. Then it shows you practical examples in action. You’ll join us in our Agile development studio, so you get to see how real life Agile projects deliver more value, sooner.

Learn more or book now

Wellington mayor Justin Lester with Rebecca, Natalie, Nick and James from Boost.

Making waves at the Gold awards presentation

Earlier in the month we were presented with our Team Gold award by the mayor. 

We were especially chuffed to have the mayor and other winners make special mention of Boost and our focus on team happiness. It’s pretty cool knowing that we stood out, even in the company of all the other amazing winners.

More photos from the night  →

Our next Agile Professional Foundation runs on 24–25 February
Get the skills to deliver more value, faster.

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