What we read this week (27 April 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. It’s an eclectic mix this week:

Publishing:

We’re really interested to see how the FT’s experiment with :CRUX to use Knowledge Acquisition as an approach to content recommendation will work out. We could see this approach working well for some of our audience segments.

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Agile (Not Just for Tech…)

Recently I’ve been thinking about Agile… and not just in relation to technology but in relation to all business processes in publishing and elsewhere.

Organisations have started using Agile approaches to manage complex projects outside technology, sometimes combined with Six Sigma or Kanban, sometimes not. But what about the core of what we do, publishing itself!

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How to Stop UX Research being a Blocker

Fitting research into agile teams

At its best, UX research surfaces insights and enables progress; at its worst it just gets in the way. There are many objections to conducting UX research, but the most common I hear is ‘We don’t have enough time.’ I can certainly sympathise with this inclination to ‘just get it done’. With the move away from overly managed waterfall projects, to cross-functional agile teams, it can be hard to find where in the process research best fits. Continue reading “How to Stop UX Research being a Blocker”

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