Today I presented a BBC News Labs item at the BBC Online Briefing (Last one was in December 2013 – post here).
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
We talked briefly about BBC News Labs at the Online Briefing, as part of BBC Connected Studio’s segment. Fiona Bruce was presenting the session, and I outlined our plans and approach. See video at 24:30: BBC Online Briefing 2013 – Connected Studio Video.
Yesterday I posted an update on what BBC News Labs has been up to for the last few months:
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
Today I ran a demo of BBC Connected Studio content for BBC Trust and the Press. I was demonstrating some new Connected Studio concepts, alongside BBC Blueroom, R&D immersive reality, and more.
Very pleased that Jeremy Tarling and partners published the News Storyline Ontology today. This is looking favourable as the cornerstone of BBC News’ future curation data structure. This has been some great work, coming out of News Labs’ “PR & Outreach” workstream.
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
Today we ran a demo event to show the prototypes and outcomes from the 2012 Summer Labs. The event was an informal “Trade Fair” format, with 5 demo teams each working at a table to demonstrate and explain the prototypes.
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.
I am very pleased to be starting as the Delivery Manager for BBC News Online. This will include managing the Agile Portfolio of workstream Project Managers for BBC News Website and mobile apps. It will also include managing the developer and test team.
I have started in the role of “Product Manager for BBC Knowledge” today.
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
Yesterday we visited the set of Springwatch, at a secret location out in the west of England.
In 2006 & 2007, my team at BBC Science & Nature collaborated with Oxford University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) on the largest climate change experiment ever.
Yesterday we won a BAFTA at the BAFTAS.