Archive for November, 2008

Agile – First sprint

Well – end of the first sprint and things have gone really well (and as I write I realise how rare it is to be able to say this!).  The agile process has given us much more focus and it is really good for giving a real sense of progress to a project.  We have

eDemocracy conference

I was at the Headstar edemocracy conference on Tuesday (link here) which was as ever a really good programme.  The keynote speaker was the head of News from the BBC (Helen Boaden) and she gave an excellent presentation – not the least because she made excellent use of the AV and put up images and


Agile – some reading

We (at work) have been looking at introducing Agile as a devlopment process so I have been reading up. As ever wikipedia gives a good overview but I also liked this site which has a simple template for listing work What I like about agile is the way that it integrates testing and specification into

What on earth is Citizenscape???

As I write it occurs to me that I will be mentioning Citizenscape a great deal and so it will be useful to at least provide the basic overview of what it is.  Citizenscape is really three different things: Its an EU funded project:  You can find out more at www.citizenscape.org.  The project involves teams

Action research diary

I found this useful sumamry of an action research diary (http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arr/arow/rdiary.html).  The first thing that struck me was the need for me to have more structure in my posts.  This suggests splitting posts under the following sections: Reflection Plan Action Observation So I might give this a go.  I have at least added these as


Evaluation: Data collection

The data collection for the thesis is going to fall into two types: Action research notes from the project team Automated data collection from the CitizenScape websites The only thing that is essential in addition to this is to capture the baseline information so we can see what change has been effected by the Citizenscape