Project Management

Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.[1][2] The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations),[3] which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies

This week's Nutshell is Kenneth Mackay of Initiative2. Initiative2 is focused on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and helping its clients get found on the internet. Kenneth's photo shows the creative monkey on the back of IT. You can also read his take on Online Marketing in the accompanying article.

His IT career started by chance. He was handing his CV into a recruitment agency which had moved on and the new tenants thought he would be ideal to help with fledgling PCs and spreadsheets!

In a Nutshell with Kenneth Mackay of Initiatve 2 the Creative Monkey on IT's back

We have updated the Aberdeen City and Shire infographic

We have updated our Aberdeen City and Shire infographic to reflect further companies added and the additions that registered CC users have made to heir company profiles. Oil & Gas remains the largest sector for IT companies by a huge margin with 42% of It companies providing products and...

Our Nutshell this week is Stuart Caddell of TechPro Consultancy. TechPro Consultancy  helps small companies with their digital requirements and its focus is implementing off the shelf cloud solutions.  Stuart  also lectures part time at the West Highland College,is a Board Trustee at Birchwood Highland, and runs a small aromatherapy products company with his wife. 

Stuart Caddell of Techpro Consultancy is our mystery Nutshell.

In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together.

part 4 of the Blog by Janice Grant Shaw. Come on It Companies. Let's be disruptive.

In the early 80s I started my career in IT as a trainee programmer working in a software bureau where the proportion of men and women were more or less equal. In fact, my second boss was female. In these early days we did everything. We wrote code,   we managed what was then a complicated process of printing and distributing reports, and we could re generate the whole computer from a cold start.


Women working in IT and with DEC  (Digital) PDP 11/70 in the 1980s