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The Wales Audit Office and Co-production

A very interesting post this week from Good Practice Exchange at the Wales Audit Office looking at co-production within Welsh government. The theme of co-production is inextricably linked to performance and finance – targeting resources where they can be used most effectively. The

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Looking forward, facing up, going on

I’m starting the Week 2 summary with the final contribution of that week. Mrs Malaprop and Mr Waugh, Karen Hart’s beautifully written post, is well worth a read. She has just lost her father and wrote about the arranging of the

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Fighting talk, scrutiny, Spinal Tap, and the odd zombie

The themes that emerged in Week 50 included the importance of being local (heritage and networks), scrutiny, communicating in better ways, and how to do things. Mark Braggins started the week by looking at some of the images of his

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Trojan Horses are not Trojan Mice. 5 Questions to Spot the Difference

Chris Bolton is in sceptical mood as he considers Trojans that are horses, not mice in project terms (especially in the public sector). He provides advice on on how to tell a Trojan horse from a Trojan mouse. There’s also

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Jargon busting

Dyfrig Williams writes about the training that he and his colleagues have had recently on the importance of understandable language in effective online communication, and where to find good guides to writing clearly such as Plain English and Cymraeg Clîr (Clear

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People that are close, places far away

My apologies for the delay in the Week 37 summary due to catastrophic laptop failure, resulting eventually in having to replace the hard drive (and losing some files from the last couple of months since it last broke down when

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Satellites, cricket, travel down under, and a ray in Wales.

There seemed to be quite a lot of challenges in Week 35’s posts. I failed the challenge of getting a post written, but Chris Bolton advised Learning from failure. The more it hurts the better you learn. I wish Chris luck

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