Almost half a century has passed since Watergate first entered public consciousness. The name quickly became synonymous with political scandal and has since spawned a spate of ‘-gate’ suffixes for anything from minor parish council peccadillos to serious breaches of […]
Category: Writing & Publication
Typeface of the week – Comic Sans
Few typefaces are so well-known and instantly recognisable as Comic Sans. Even people with no interest at all in typography will pick it out from a random selection of typefaces, having no clue what the others might be called. And […]
Project documentation – The Project Definition Document (PDD)
Why do we need a Project Definition Document? Isn’t the project already defined by the Project Charter…? Well, yes and no. The Charter initiates the project and defines it at Executive Summary level, for its executive readership. The PDD is […]
Don’t judge a book by its cover – just take a close look at its face.
Hard to believe now, but there was a time when books were all written by hand, came in large and bulky volumes available only to the very few – and very rich. Imagine monks seated in their ‘scriptorium’, hunched over […]
Typeface of the week – Baskerville
For many people, the first reaction to Baskerville will be Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, probably the great detective’s most famous adventure. That was first published in 1902 and the Baskerville typeface dates from the mid-1700s and […]
Project documentation – Risk Management
Risk & Issue Management is a process that runs through the entire project from inception to completion and is most important in the implementation phase. The process requires two documents, the Risk Management Plan (RMP) and the Risk & Issue […]
No man will tether time nor tide, literally speaking.
Promise you! I’m literally going to cut my throat if I see that word again. Oh dear, I just have, Excuse me while I go and look for my grandpa’s cut-throat razor… Fortunately, I couldn’t find it and I’m still […]
Typeface of the week – Univers
Univers lives up to its name – it’s universal, probably the most used typeface in the world. The popularity is largely because it’s so bland, characterless, and inoffensive that it can safely be used for anything from baby food to […]
Project documentation – Request for Proposal (RFP)
The Request for Proposal (RFP) is the single most important pre-award project document. A well written RFP, supported by a well managed RFP process, greatly increases the likelihood of a successful project. The key word here is process. When the […]
If one picture = 1,000 words, how many does a movie need?
Imagine a movie running in your head… just like reading a book when a mental projector illustrates the action as you turn the pages. (At least it does in my case.) The same principle applies in script-writing – or screenplay […]