Week commencing 07/09/20

The goal of this weeknote is to form observations and conclude the week. I have also decided to start simply numbering my weeknotes.

The daily breakdown:

  • Monday. I had a week off bank holiday week, and on my return scheduled in catch-ups and 121s until the end of the year with each of the members of my team. I caught up with my colleagues, and finalised objectives with our User Researcher together until the end of the year. I started attending a meeting for the Development Outcome Delivery Group. This lead to a good conversation around OKRs within discovery projects

On discovery

It’s clear to the core team — we are newly formed (within JRF) and cutting our teeth on this live project. For some of us, it’s the biggest project we have done in our substantive roles.

Time, cost and scope is fixed — we’ve done phenomenally well to keep this project on track. These are my observations at the end of external user reseach:

  • We have just completed a phase of external user research with our internal User Researcher. That’s a first for us, and the team and a huge milestone! I feel privileged to have this capability in my team

And that’s it, these are the highlights I am sharing from last week.

Digital Product Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation