The agile comms handbook - revised edition
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The agile comms handbook - revised edition

How to clearly, creatively work in the open

About the Book

Agile comms is a set of techniques to help teams communicate clearly and creatively about work in progress.

It helps you communicate faster and more flexibly, adjusting what you say to changing circumstances.

It helps you use a human tone of voice, and a little creative flair, to get your point across to busy people.

“This book will set you and your comms team free.”

-- Georgina Goode, NASA JPL

“This is fantastic. Full of smart and useful advice.”

-- Russell Davies, author, Everything I Know About Life I Learned From PowerPoint

About the Author

Giles Turnbull
Giles Turnbull

Between 2012 and 2017, Giles was part of the influential creative team at the Government Digital Service, helping to explain its work to the outside world. Since leaving the civil service he has set up his own consulting company, Use the human voice, and worked for public and private sector clients including Defra, the Department for Education, Homes England, Public Digital, Comic Relief, Dot Everyone, EdTech Hub and Essex County Council. In a previous career as a journalist, he specialised in writing about the internet and computers. He wrote a syndicated newspaper column for the Press Association, and freelance contributions for the BBC, The Daily Telegraph, Time, MacUser magazine, The Guardian, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Cult of Mac and O’Reilly Publishing's MacDevCenter.

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Table of Contents

  • ego.html
  • Chapter 1 - Everyone is already too busy, most of the time
  • Chapter 2 - Agile comms is faster and more flexible
  • Chapter 3 - Agile comms creates layers of information
  • Chapter 4 - Agile comms moves as fast as the work does
  • Chapter 5 - Show how you make the humbugs
  • Chapter 6 - Working in the open means being open about the work
  • Chapter 7 - Collecting raw materials to help you show the thing
  • Chapter 8 - Why you should blog, and how to do it well
  • Chapter 9 - Blogging is a state of mind
  • Chapter 10 - Communicating with slides
  • Chapter 11 - Communicating with video
  • Chapter 12 - Creative writing in corporate life
  • Chapter 13 - Establishing an agile editorial process
  • Chapter 14 - Use the words that humans use
  • Chapter 15 - Tips for writing
  • Chapter 16 - Making plans for agile communication
  • Chapter 17 - Agile comms for internal comms
  • Chapter 18 - What leaders can do to help
  • Chapter 19 - How to set up a creative team
  • Chapter 20 - Agile comms is ok
  • Acknowledgements

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