Julie Byrne talks about the latest work she's been doing on capability, including setting up a mentoring framework for PDS that will help with staff development and retention.
Gemma Rogers joined PDS a couple of months ago and blogs about working in Parliament and how she's coping working in such a large organisation.
Dan Barrett recently went on a work trip to Washington D.C. and Ottawa to meet people and talk about data and search. He talks about being more outward looking and what he's learned from others doing similar work.
One of our new product managers talks about his first few weeks at PDS. How having any new job is pretty daunting and how it's even more so when it's as world renowned and prestigious as Parliament.
The Digital Development team in PDS has rapidly expanded, and there are a lot of new faces. Feedback from our last away day showed that staff wanted to get to know colleagues. With this purpose in mind we decided to get everyone together to do some user research.
Our user researchers use collaborative analysis workshops to share the findings of research with stakeholders. In this post, Steve Bromley, explains what those workshops are and why we use them.
We've started using pair writing as a technique for people to work together when writing content. We recently did some training on this and three of us also did some pair writing together. Here we talk about pair writing and how we found it.
Last Tuesday, the Data and Search team held our second public event at Newspeak House. At the first outing, Dan Barrett gave a talk about our work and the various problems we're trying to fix. For the second event we decided on a change of format.
Culture - it's a tough one. You'll hear all sorts of companies and brands talking about their working culture - but it's not something that you can just implement. In fact, sometimes the more you try, the less successful you'll be.
Our user research team spent a day with GDS observing how they run their user research sessions. It was an interesting opportunity to see the processes and methods used by an established research team and we learned a lot that could help the development of our own team.