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What’s your Problem? Simple or wicked?

Not all problems can be solved in the same way! Now, that may seem obvious, but it’s important to recognise what type of problem you face before you try to solve it.  Problem types might range from: “simple”: problems that can be readily defined and where there are often “best” or “right” answers to… “wicked”: problems … Continue reading

Managing successful analytical and research projects – OR Society Training

Tomorrow, I’m running a 1-day workshop for the OR Society on project management skills for analytical and research projects. Virtually every piece of work done by analysts and researchers is a project or could benefit from applying project-thinking. This course is designed specifically for them and provides time for participants to apply the learning to their current … Continue reading

Pro Bono OR – 5 new opportunities for volunteers

To apply to any of the projects below, please complete this short application form and return it toamy.hughes@theorsociety.com, along with your CV by 18th April. Kissing it Better : Creating a data collection and monitoring system Project: Developing quantitative data monitoring that will provide supporting evidence of our service delivery, its value to stakeholders, society, potential fundraisers and donors Time commitment:  12 … Continue reading

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