January 16, 2024

2024 Predictions

I have predicted 2024 in tech from the impact of inflation on digital consumption and the cooling AI hype, to political turmoil online and Twitter's missteps.

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January 1, 2024

A To-do List of Big Tasks for a New SaaS Startup

I started Chuffed Solutions to help individuals and teams go from idea to app. With that, I have worked with many SaaS companies at the beginning of their journey and delivered users and a path to growth. But what do those first few steps look like?

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November 17, 2023

Not Everyone is SaaS-y

Helping to build digital products I work on and with many SaaS products. Interestingly, as a small business owner, I struggle with bringing SaaS products into my operations. Now, I am 1 person with a few freelancers, but I have heard the same from someone who is a sole freelancer, a small team of up to 6, or a couple of co-founders, but we have something in common - no external investment, i.e. we are bootstrapped. After many questions and conversations with people like me, here is the problem as I understand it today.

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November 11, 2023

How to Benchmark a New Feature

It's easy to dig into the data when you have a mature product, it's even possible to do for newer releases. But how do you start that process, when you go to release a new feature what is success?

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October 23, 2023

Be Efficient, Be Optimised, Be Productive

Chuffed Solutions has been successful in helping teams get work done and deliver value to customers. One way is to work with them in organising time and tasks so they are empowered to create the best work they can. It can be easy to put the responsibility of good work on individual members of the team but the fact is that leadership is the real source of providing an environment that is efficient, optimised, and productive.

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September 29, 2023

When Should You Build an App?

We have all had those moments of thinking of a great app idea, in fact, there are whole online communities where people can submit their own. But is jumping straight into developing the right thing to do?

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August 2, 2023

Why Use a Gantt Chart

Project Management is truly something many people are opinionated about. As software development evolved over time we saw new paradigms and philosophies towards projects, we can see this by the adoption of Agile and as great as it is - you can't build a house as a series of Kanban boards and Sprints, but you can build software with a Gantt chart.

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July 4, 2023

Keys to a Successful Project

Personal or professional, projects will always be a part of our lives. They can last a few days or a few years. But managing projects can be tricky, frustrating, and seem too much to handle, which is why it's a well-paying job on its own. In the last 11 years of my career, all my work has existed in projects, and have been very successful in delivery because I stick to an idea; projects are the paths to success.

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June 27, 2023

The Irony of Urgency

We have all experienced individuals who have a sense of urgency in all tasks and delegation. It is very common to see that this as the key to success, move as quick as possible to solution.

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May 16, 2023

Task Management

Something that I have been thinking about a lot ... like A LOT, is task management. When I went self-employed suddenly all prioritisation was down to me, it was paralysing.

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