I’m a geek & a manager. I’m passionate (in an occasionally overexcited way) about technology and I love coaching & mentoring people. What you’ll mainly read here is about productivity, project management & people management — with the occasional bit of technology / software development. I also have a much more eclectic personal blog where I’ve been writing since 2003.

I started out building systems, then became a Product Manager, then a Project & Programme Manager. These days I’m privileged to be managing teams of awesome technical folks. I studied Computer Science with Management (called Computer Information Systems at the time) at the University of Bath which was named University of the Year in 2011.

If you’re interested, my full professional profile is on LinkedIn and I tweet as Geek_Manager. You can also see which conferences/events I’m attending or speaking at on Lanyrd.

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Everything that you read here is my own personal opinion and should in no way be construed as the opinion of any of the companies, institutions, groups or associations with which I might be associated, in my mind or your own.

3 Replies to “About”

  1. Hello,
    I just wanted to say that I read your PM Basics for Geeks presentation and felt at last I finally understand PM!
    Thank you so much.
    I am new to PM, though have been running events and special projects for years. But I felt I should finally really know a bit more about “Where to start” when planning projects and processes…If you can point me into the right direction, I’d be most grateful.
    Also, I was wondering, do you offer mentoring sessions? I think you blog is so inspiring and could imagine you being an amazing mentor.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Have a great day.
    (from Zurich, Switzerland)


  2. Hi Merri,
    I have come across your profile and would be delighted to have a chat with you about DIBI 14 (Design It Build It) as I am sure you have an inspiring story to tell and this year we are moving DIBI to be a more integrated Conference of designers and developers coming together and the second day is all about being inspired to approach your work in a different way and avoid Ground Hog day!
    If you are interested to talk further please send me your contact number and I will call you.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon
    Best regards

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