Weeknotes S3 Ep04

The one where things feel like they’re coming together [1] Overarching feeling of the week Yeah. A good week. *gasp* “Really Sam? Are you ok?” Well, yep, actually. There you guys were, thinking my life was all… When it turns out that sometimes, it’s totally like… It’s something I need to remember, some weeks are genuinely fulfilling…

Weeknotes S01 Ep08

Fuzzy dogfood This week has mostly been brought to you by migraines. It’s been a fuzzy, busy one. Still, on reflection, a productive week. On Sunday night I had a migraine so it was good that I had planned to work from home on Monday. I had to help eat that dogfood I mentioned in…

Weeknotes S01 Ep07

The one where I took no notes. My notebook has no weeknote notes in it. My first “typical” week in a while, in that it was a full week [1] in the office. There has been a lot going on; work handed over because Olivia is leaving, and a significantly smaller DAT team because people are on…

Weeknotes S01 Ep06

Which is mostly about inspirational people. I’ve hit my 6th weeknote, the point at which I said I would review whether to keep pressing ahead to 10. The Sesame Street number song When I caveated that I would review at 6, I honestly thought that getting here would be a massive slog and that I would…

My accelerator journey…

How taking a chance on an accelerator scheme helped me find meaning and motivation in my work. I joined my department in April 2015 at end of a significant technology transformation project, the first of it’s kind in the Civil Service. It’s fair to say that when I started, my team we were all on a…