Retrospective October 2022
The lesson for this month; two ways of working complement each other, scheduled with a clear definition of done and vague with uncertain output.
Contributing to the digital transformation of the non-profit sector
Working at a national non-profit organisation to embed product thinking and practice
Be a better manager
Started working with a coach to try to help me understand what success looks like for me as a manager and how I can support the team better. It’s given me a lot to think about.
One-to-ones with the team were less effective than I’d like but I’m getting back on track.
Build better products
Began thinking about a technology strategy and talked a bit about improving testing.
Create a better environment
Didn’t do much this month on improving the environment.
Deliver projects faster
Worked on quite a few projects, and thought about how too much work in progress affects time to value.
Participating in online communities for social good, innovation, product and digital
Didn’t do anything on this goal.
Continually developing my knowledge, skills and practice
Still haven’t done anything on my BSL course or the Gitlab Remote Working course.
Didn’t work on any of my side-projects.
Irregular Ideas has 61 subscribers and 73 posts. I’ve haven’t finished adding images to old editions on Substack or added the domain name.
Wrote a few Twitter threads from my weekly reading list. Carried on with my digital/product/charity twitter thread experiment. No results yet.
I wrote weeknotes on schedule every week and daynotes some days.
Did a bit writing by hand to help me think through some strategy problems.
Leading an intentional life
Nomadic coastline life was good. Spent a few weeks inland but with good reason.
Health & well-being
Walked most days, but didn’t go running.