Guerrilla Prototyping

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

Watch This Space…

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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.

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.

The BMJ: Every sprint is sacred

“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.”

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