How we schedule work requests from other projects

Over the last couple of months we’ve had a number of requests from people and projects, somewhat out of the blue, asking for pieces of work to be completed with a deadline within only a couple of days of asking. …

Friday 9 December 2016 | Agile


Seven of my favourite books on Agile

I first encountered Agile at the Scotland on Rails conference in Edinburgh in early 2008. While much of the conference (about Ruby on Rails, a server-side web application framework written in Ruby) went sailing over my head, the keynote speaker …

Friday 25 November 2016 | Agile


How using Trello and agile can help improve time management

I recently attended a time management training course put on by CAPOD. The session was very insightful, providing useful and practical techniques to become more efficient at work. However, during the session I realised that many of the time management …

Wednesday 12 October 2016 | Agile


Undergraduate course pages – research and development

Having already designed, created and launched centralised web pages to advertise the University’s taught postgraduate courses we have now turned our attention to redesigning the way undergraduate courses are advertised. Why? The rationale for both the new taught postgraduate course pages …

Monday 10 October 2016 | External website redevelopments


Beginning the migration to T4v8

We are now able to upgrade our website content management system, TerminalFour, to the latest version, T4v8. In a previous post, we explained how we planned to move to T4v8, and now that the plan is in action, here is …

Wednesday 28 September 2016 | Projects


How do you know when you’re done?

How do you know when you've completed something? Agile invites you to define "done done" so everyone on the team knows.

Wednesday 31 August 2016 | Agile


Adding new postgraduate taught programmes to Study

Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a lot of schools and academics about the postgraduate taught programmes offered by the University. Launching new, centralised webpages for all of our 2016 PGT courses has meant learning …

Monday 29 August 2016 | Content


Why we’ve shelved the Schools website project (for now!)

Over the last year, a number of academic schools have asked us whether we could roll out the design of the School of Economics website, which launched late last year, to other schools. The team cautiously agreed that we’d look at all School …

Friday 26 August 2016 | External website redevelopments


MoSCoW prioritisation is on effort

This guide shows how the 60/20/20 proportion of must, should and could requirements in Agile MoSCoW prioritisation is against effort not number of requirements.

Friday 5 August 2016 | Agile


How we plan to move to T4v8

One of the key milestones of the external website project is moving to the newest version of our content management system – T4. All of the digital communications team have been looking forward to taking advantage of the new features and …

Wednesday 3 August 2016 | External website redevelopments