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14 Nov 2008

Job Opportunity with Transition Network

Transition Network is now completely re-doing its web platform, and as part of this, we have a position for 3 months for someone to project manage the first stage of this process.  This is a really exciting opportunity for the right person to work for the Network and to shape something which is key to the future success of the organisation.  Whoever gets the position will be formalising team structures and people, gathering requirements, evaluating potential solutions, identifying quick win solutions for one area of functionality, making final recommendations to the steering group and Transition Network board and helping interview and select an implementation manager for the ongoing project.  For more information, see here.

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Mark Forskitt
14 Nov 9:09pm

You’ve nearly convinced my to abandon the field for a couple of months and apply for the job. All I have to do is work out a low carbon commute from Jersey.

Emma Bliss
16 Nov 4:06am

I am wondering if it is necessary to commute Mark? Do you think it is possible to use collaborative web technologies and video conferencing to manage this project remotely?

17 Nov 2:16am

keep me posted!

Mark Forskitt
17 Nov 9:07am

Hi Emma,
Unfortunately I think it is necessary. I’ve been involved in a handful of remotely managed projects and it is never as efficient or as successful as a good close interactive team. It is certainly possible for technologists, especially software developers and graphics people to work somewhat remotely. However I think project management is as much about people as technology, and you need to be able to see the ‘shop floor’ so to speak to get it done well.

Josef Davies-Coates
24 Nov 5:54pm

I’d like to apply for this, but not 3-4 days a week for 2-3 months, but for 2-3 days a week for 2-3 years!

I’ve been meaning to write a long e-mail to that effect for a while now, hopefully I’ll find the time soon…