Meri spends her days managing projects at a large multinational, and her evenings writing and developing web sites. She writes at Geek | Manager, as well as on her personal blog.

Meri's articles

  1. Why I Love Agile

    My undergraduate research looked at how we could apply advances in artificial intelligence to project management. It was an odd area — I daresay I was possibly the only person in the intersection of that particular venn diagram — but it was really fascinating. At the time, if you spoke to project managers about IT […]

  2. BuildMobile: Best iOS App for To Do List?

    After carrying a trusty Black ‘n Red notebook for years (not quite hipster enough for a moleskin, you see…), I finally decided I should give complete digitisation a proper go. Trying various apps, I found some too complex, some too simple … and then one that felt just right. Remember the Milk Remember The Milk (RTM) began as a website-based service, but the companion iPhone app (and the newly released iPad app) takes it to the next level of usefulness. In order to trust anything as the “one and only” place to keep all of your tasks and reminders, you need to believe that you will always have it with you and that adding something will be quick and easy

  3. Best iOS App for To Do List?

    After carrying a trusty Black ‘n Red notebook for years (not quite hipster enough for a moleskin, you see…), I finally decided I should give complete digitisation a proper go. Trying various apps, I found some too complex, some too simple … and then one that felt just right.

  4. The Principles of Project Management

    Did your last project feel like a three-ring circus? Maybe the project was the problem! Finding good projects is a project manager’s first challenge, and in this step-by-step tutorial, Meri explains how to find projects, assess them, and get to know the different people involved, before walking through the process of project initiation. Along the way, she introduces tools and best practices that will help you make a success of your next project.

  5. Effective Project Management for Web Geeks

    As web clients expect complete, professional solutions – not just static web sites – your ability to control web projects (if not the universe) is vital. You might be sought after for your technical brilliance, but are your project management skills up to the challenge of delivering what clients want? Here, Meri shows you the basics, and gives you the tools to control the phases of a project, prepare contingencies, manage client expectations, and effectively hand over the finished product.