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.
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.
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.
“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.”