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News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – Belfast

Following the News Archive briefing in London yesterday, we ran the briefing in Belfast today. ~10 Indies from the Belfast area attended, to look at the scope and context for the News Archive Connected Studio process which is kicking off. You can read more about it here. Richard Cable introduced the News Archive editorial proposal. … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – Belfast

BBC News Labs at Silicon Milk Roundabout #smr6

Earlier today (from 11am to 5pm) BBC News had a stand at Silicon Milk Roundabout 2013. We were there to show off what the BBC News & BBC Weather teams were doing, and to see if there were any potential new recruits for BBC. We took the names of 150 interested developers! The stand and … Continue reading BBC News Labs at Silicon Milk Roundabout #smr6

Alexandra Palace - by Matt Shearer

Launching a new BBC News Agile Delivery Process

In the past few weeks, we (the BBC News Project Managers and I) have rolled out a new Portfolio Delivery process, based around the phases in the BBC’s “Product Lifecycle”. This figure shows how we are now managing EPIC-level features through the product development process. What does this mean? What is the benefit? This means that we … Continue reading Launching a new BBC News Agile Delivery Process

Launching “The News Juicer” – for BBC News Labs

We are very pleased to introduce “THE NEWS JUICER”. This is the Semantic Prototyping Platform for BBC News Labs, which will provide real semantic data sources and APIs for the BBC News Labs “Summer Labs” between now and end of September 2012.

BBC Food Launch Party

New Job: Genre Head, BBC Knowledge

Today I moved to a new role – “Genre Head for BBC Knowledge”. This is basically a move from managing 14 Technical Project Managers, to managing a complete Agile Software Delivery portfolio team of 40, including Tech PMs, Developers, Designers, Software Engineers, BAs et al, and working closely with Editorial Commissioners to deliver on the … Continue reading New Job: Genre Head, BBC Knowledge