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In a perfect world, when a user visits a BMJ website the information they’re seeking is front and centre. It’s right there, visible and obvious. This is the zenith of usability, when zero interaction cost is levied on the user.
Continue reading Onboarding and Interaction Cost
How BMJ gets prototypes delivered.
In common with many organisations BMJ is keen to test new concepts, but when it comes down delivering the goods we have very little capacity available as we cannot justify using a whole sprint team when there is always masses of revenue generating work to deliver. Additionally prototyping is viewed by some as a large investment for low returns. Continue reading Guerrilla Prototyping
Here in Operations we are proud to be able to say “nobody notices us”.
We have thus far migrated On Examination from Cardiff and informatica from Leatherhead in to our Hemel Hempstead data centre – with no downtime.
Continue reading BMJ Tech – The invisible change
Earlier in October this year, BMJ Technology ran a hack day. The idea was to take novel ideas from around the company and apply new technologies to them, while at the same time creating a team building environment. We decided that two days would allow enough time for a good output, with a show and tell session judged by senior members of BMJ to finish off.
Continue reading BMJ Technology Hackday
After the last years agile transformation, the BMJ Technology design team have been in flux, working to squeeze design and UX into the new agile development process and re-brand the entire BMJ digital portfolio. Well we’ve done it, but we’re not sitting back on our laurels, its now time to start moving our online brand forward, in new and innovative ways as well as working on integrating the ux and design phases into sprints. Continue reading Watch This Space…
BMJ switched to Google Apps around a year ago and the results are just amazing.
We left the environment of shared drives, Microsoft Office 2007 and Lotus Notes where ‘file in use’ was a common greeting in the morning followed by “Your mail file has exceeded the size threshold. You should delete messages and compact your mail file” . Continue reading BMJ switched to Google Apps around a year ago and the results are just amazing.
Part of the principle of Lean Startup is to measure how customers respond, and we believe little changes can lead to big improvements. Hence the team has decided to use Google Content Experiments to gather data related to the customer response.
Continue reading BMJ Learning A/B Testing
Job Reviews is a new BMJ product that will let doctors create reviews of medical jobs, posts, and rotations. It is designed as a mobile first responsive website and it is part of the BMJ Careers family of products.
In this article I will describe the reasons behind this project, how we implemented it and what is next.
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“Owning” an online product as it declutters, rebrands, replatforms, and “responds” to desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices can be a scary business.
I was asked to share these tips, based on my experience of The BMJ responsive design and Drupal 7 migration project, to help fellow product owners as they grapple with Agile, scrums, sprints, backlog grooming, stand-ups, and “show and tells.”
Continue reading The BMJ: Every sprint is sacred