A modern photo of a bright red Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker triplane in a hanger.
Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker triplane

How the First World War drove the development and use of airpower and shaped the way in which future conflicts have been fought.


Two silhouetted men sat opposite each other, obviously deep in conversation.


An open book with pencil drawings of a sailing ship and a palm tree emerging from the pages. The words “User Stories” are superimposed over the whole picture.

As a Product Owner, I want to understand why we use the common User Story format, so I can write effective stories that my team can use to develop products my customers love!


A woodcut picture of a wild boar.

A retelling of a traditional Welsh folk tale.


A few people gathered around a desk that’s strewn with paper and post-it notes as if they are engaged in a collaborative meeting.

A beginner’s guide to the origins of, reasons for and first steps you can take to write user stories.

“The system must…


An image of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. A black grave set into a tile floor surrounded by poppies and with three poppy wreaths lying in front.
The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. Picture credit.

Westminster Abbey’s most solemn monument contains the body of an unidentified soldier picked at random from the battlefields of the First World War.


A team of smiling 3d-rendered blue stick men with a single smiling red man standing in the middle. Above them there is a host of question marks.

A list of thought provoking, silly, unexpected and occasionally deep questions to ask you team members.


A black computer screen with programming code written on it. The words “As a… I want… So that…” are superimposed in yellow bold text.

A simple introduction to the lifecycle of user stories in agile development…


Image of The New York Times newspaper’s headlines for the 11th of November 1918, marking the armistice declaration for the end of the First World War. Headlines read; “Armistice signed, end of the war! Berlin seized by revolutionaries; New chancellor begs for order; Ousted Kaiser flees to Holland.”

How the First World War came to an end after just over four years of bitter conflict.


Photo of Tinkinswood Burial Chamber in sepia tones.

C. Stevenson

I’m interested in lots of things and write about them. History, nature, environment, business topics, experimental stories and anything else I fancy.

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