Geog-errr?

Ahh, the fun of creating business names. Over the years there have been some questions about how to pronounce Geoger. The correct way to do so is as in “jogger”. I fear that I was trying to be too clever with my naming strategy, but let me explain the rationale behind it. The idea was … More Geog-errr?

Why go independent?

Over the past 5 years that I’ve been working for myself, I’ve been asked quite a few times –¬† “Why did you set up Geoger?” There are many reasons for that, and I’ll cover some of them here as well as touch on what my vision was for the company. I started Geoger in August … More Why go independent?

Manage that project

At Geoger, I believe that project management should be: Light touch Low effort Effective Collaborative Open and clear With this in mind, I tend to use two main project management systems to keep track of progress when I am contracted to be the PM. One of these is a ‘master spreadsheet’ with a custom built … More Manage that project

Harwell Space Cluster

In February 2018 Geoger moved its office location to the Harwell Campus (at least for part of the week). Geoger now has a desk in the Satellite Applications Catapult co-space, and it’s been a brilliant experience so far. This month we are proud to be included in the Harwell Campus Space Cluster brochure. There are … More Harwell Space Cluster

Software: Trello

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I have looked at using Trello as a way of generating and managing my task list. Although Trello is great for many things, I just didn’t find it the right fit for managing my day to day tasks (despite there being numerous posts and videos on the … More Software: Trello

Mentoring

In August 2013, I set up Geoger Ltd. as a fully fledged company. I had a rough plan about what I was going to do, how I was going to do it, and I had a single contract for a couple of days work lined up and ready. I’d been in the commercial world since … More Mentoring

Would like to meet….

This is a (brief) summary of an event I attended last week…. On Thursday (8th Feb 2018) I attended the UKSA (UK Space Agency) networking event in the BEIS Conference Centre in London (just off Parliament Square). It was a half day event designed to get as many players as possible from the space sector, … More Would like to meet….

Software: todoist

As an independent consultant I am very aware of the need to be efficient with my use of time. One of the things that I found I was doing inefficiently was tracking the tasks that I needed to do. I used to write down all my tasks in a notebook, and then cross-out those that … More Software: todoist