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The meeting formerly known as ‘DAB’

The Digital Advisory Board (DAB) has been replaced with the Digital Forum. The Digital Forum will take place on the last Wednesday afternoon of each month. All staff are welcome to attend. The format of the Digital Forum will be presentations, discussions and workshops. The Digital Forum will continue to provide updates on digital services…

4 February 2019Articles and resources Team

New team member

Hi there, my name is David and I am the newest addition to the digital communications team. I started on 6 March in the role of web developer, and I will be working on delivering web projects for the University as well as maintaining and developing solutions for the University’s websites.

23 March 2018Team

New team member

Hi, my name is Nick. On 15 January, I became the latest member to join the digital communications team. As a web developer, it will be my job to support the delivery of the University’s web projects and to assist in the maintenance of the University’s websites. I am joining the team from Fife Council,…

2 February 2018Team

I’ve set out on a new adventure

As I write this, I’ve been working remotely for the digital communications team for a little over a month now and will formally leave at the end of July. The reason being that my wife needed to move to Philadelphia for the next year to do research in the archives there—and I quite like her,…

30 July 2017Team

New team member

Hello, it is nice to meet you! My name is John and I am the newest member of the digital communication team. I joined the team on Monday 5 June as the new social media and web content editor. I might be new to the University of St Andrews, but I am already familiar with…

12 June 2017Team

Our team culture: Agile and fun

If you’ve read any of the posts on this blog, you might have guessed that the digital communications team is an Agile team. You’d be right. And being Agile means that we’re focused on collaborative, iterative development. But as a team, we’re more than this. We also pride ourselves for having a laugh (sometimes at ourselves) and…

16 September 2016Articles and resources Team

Using Trello for team retrospectives

Retrospectives are an important tool for Agile teams like ours. They allow the team to reflect frequently (usually at the end of an iteration) on work habits and processes, and agree how to improve them. We hold retrospectives every second Friday at the end of our sprints. Until recently, we’ve been running all our retrospectives in…

13 June 2016Agile

Introduction

The digital communications team has a new member, and we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce Maria Drummond. Maria has joined digital communications as a digital data and content editor. From Newcastle originally, Maria has lived in Dundee for the last five years while completing her degree in English and working in marketing for…

11 March 2016Team

Continually improving our work habits with retrospectives

We've been running retrospectives at the end of each sprint for the last few months. This is how we do them and why they've been useful for improving how we work.

11 March 2015Agile