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Why every program manager needs a research toolkit

Why every program manager needs a research toolkit

From 2017 to 2019, Patternmakers developed an Audience Research Toolkit in collaboration with Creative Victoria, Thirst Creative, and almost 300 stakeholders from the Victorian creative arts sector.

In this post, MD Tandi Palmer Williams shares some of the process, and her tips for people using the toolkit to conduct research.

5 signs you're ready to benefit from research and evaluation

5 signs you're ready to benefit from research and evaluation

Our team has decades of experience delivering research and evaluation projects. And there are a few things that we’ve noticed about ‘research readiness’. Here are five signs that organisations are primed to get maximum value from research and evaluation projects.

What career advice would you give your younger self?

What career advice would you give your younger self?

In March 2019, our Founder Tandi Palmer Williams joined a panel at a KYHO Networking event called ‘Breaking the Mould’, held at UTS Startups. In this post, she shares her experience of imposter syndrome, burnout and entrepreneur lessons, in case it helps anyone out there embarking on a journey of their own.

How research can help you shape new products & services

How research can help you shape new products & services

Research processes that can help project managers shape products, reduce risk and optimise around user needs. This article covers three relatively simple research methods that can be done at your desk, and don’t require big budgets or advanced technical skills.

So, you collect postcodes. Now what?

So, you collect postcodes. Now what?

Converting postcode data into meaningful insight can be complex, due to differing boundaries of postcodes, suburbs, Local Government Areas (LGAs), regions and States/Territories. For instance, one postcode can sit across two, three or more LGAs.