On launching new projects

Is there anything more stressful in New Media life than launch dates? I’ve been at the BBC three and a half months and Friday will be my last day working with Greg Dyke’s Making it Happen project. During my time with the project I have reorganised and redesigned a static version of their intranet site, developed (with Matt Biddulph) an internal, web-interfaced ideas management system for handling all the ideas about transforming the BBC that come into Making it Happen, and hopefully tomorrow the discussion and community site that I’ve developed with help from Cal, Denise and current site-editor Andrea Dashfield, will launch. Assuming of course that it’s finished. Hopefully we’ll get it all polished off before Thursday evening, so there can be one day of functional live excitement before I head off to another new job at Not a lot in the way of rest at the moment…