Rachael Shah

Insights Into The Digital World



How to manage a project remotely

This January I spoke at my first conference DPMUK and did a 15 minute lightning talk on managing projects remotely.

Here’s a long overdue blog on the talk I delivered.

Having read a book called remote by 37signals last year (which I’ve done a mini review of) it really got me thinking about how we no longer need to be tethered to our desks.

I look at the Manchester tech seen and there’s an array of amazing co-working spaces as many people now have the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. I for one have found myself in an industry where you no longer have to be in an office to get the job done, yet when discussing project management the perspective of managing projects in a remote context has been missing.

So hopefully after this intro and a quick fire overview of my background you’ll see how the topic of remote projects is something I was suitable to talk and now blog about.

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Top tools for planning a wedding

As a project manager/producer I like to think my organisational skills can be applied to any type of project, so when I got engaged in 2014 I found myself having to plan one of my biggest life events aside from buying/moving house!

I’m a fan of collaborative working and using digital tools to make life easier so with this approach in mind me and my partner soon found a number of tools to help make the process a little easier. So I thought it would be helpful to share my experience of how the array of predominantly free tech can make what is one of the most stressful life events that bit more manageable.

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How to get your content found internationally?

While English is predominately the world’s main commercial language, there’s a lot to gain from communicating to customers in their native language, as research has found that 72% of users spend most of their time on websites in their native language (Harvard Business Review).  So if you haven’t thought about making your website content available in a language other than English, then maybe it’s time to reconsider.

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Digital marketing round up – October highlights

Here’s a round up of what’s been lighting our digital fire over recent weeks.

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Digital marketing round up – September highlights

The summer is well and truly over, as the UK autumn equinox was celebrated last week with its very own Google doodle. So with the holidays behind us it’s time to get back up to speed with all things digital. We’ll be running a more regular digital update going forward so check back on the blog to get your digital b2b fix.

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Top web tools for B2B marketers – part 2

Are you looking for helpful digital tools to maximise your time? Well, as promised in my last blog, we’ve got 5 more key apps this month which we couldn’t live without.

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Top web based tools for B2B marketers part 1

With increasing time pressures, we all know trying to squeeze as much productivity out of each work day can feel like a constant battle. Though fear not! Over the last 6 months I’ve come across some excellent web based tools that have been tried and tested. So hopefully the 5-10 minutes it takes to read this blog (plus a little Googleing) will give you a much needed time bonus dividend in return.

Note: All of the above web tools can be installed via Google chrome and are accessible across all desktop and mobile devices. When working on a desktop the Chrome app launcher also makes it quick and easy to access these applications.

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