Workshop: Understanding our challenges

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  • Why should you listen to me? Work in the OU, largest universities in the UK. Distance education. Work in the London office, which is in Camden. Busy part of the city. I help to run various undergraduate modules: computing and design. Of which, there is an innovation module. In a former life, I used to be a professional software developer. Enough about me! This is about you!
  • People in tables…
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  • Who is going to go first? Perhaps not all groups. Approximately half an hour of short presentations
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  • This has been useful in terms of understanding the things to include in the forthcoming lecture.
  • This has been useful in terms of understanding the things to include in the forthcoming lecture.
  • This has been useful in terms of understanding the things to include in the forthcoming lecture.
  • Workshop: Understanding our challenges

    1. 1. Workshop: Understanding our Challenges Chris Douce, 22 July 2013 (10.00 – 11.50)
    2. 2. Introduction • Interactive! • Expected to do stuff! • All about you and your projects… • Lead onto forthcoming lectures…
    3. 3. About me… Photo Carlos.Carreter (Creative Commons)
    4. 4. About me…
    5. 5. About me… • Former software developer: –Microsoft (C++, C#, Java) –PHP, Javascript –Device drivers, micro controllers, databases, web services
    6. 6. About me…
    7. 7. Activity 1 : Question • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project? • (or, what are you most afraid of…) • In your groups, write a two minute presentation that answers this question. • You have ten minutes
    8. 8. • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project, and why? Go!
    9. 9. • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project, and why? Five minutes
    10. 10. • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project, and why? Two minutes
    11. 11. • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project, and why? STOP!
    12. 12. Activity 1 : Question • What do you think are the most difficult challenges that you have to face in your project, and why? • (or, what are you most afraid of…) • In your groups, write a two minute presentation that answers this question. • You have ten minutes
    13. 13. Challenges • Project • People • Technology
    14. 14. Workshop: Understanding our Challenges Chris Douce, 22 July 2013 (10.00 – 11.50) Break time
    15. 15. Activity 2 : Addressing challenges • In your team, write a two minute presentation that answers the following question: • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? • Choose one, two or three of these aspects
    16. 16. • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? Go!
    17. 17. • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? Five minutes
    18. 18. • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? Two minutes
    19. 19. • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? STOP!
    20. 20. Activity 2 : Addressing challenges • In your team, write a two minute presentation that answers the following question: • What advice would you give another team that is struggling with either project, people or technology? • Choose one, two or three of these aspects
    21. 21. Activity 3 : Risks • Each project has risks. • What do you think they are? • How might you manage them? • Discuss these amongst your team.
    22. 22. • Each project has risks. When it comes to your project, what do you think they are? How might you manage them? Go!
    23. 23. • Each project has risks. When it comes to your project, what do you think they are? How might you manage them? STOP!
    24. 24. Activity 3 : Risks • Each project has risks. • What do you think they are? • How might you manage them? • Discuss these amongst your team.
    25. 25. Summary • Challenges • Approaches to consider them • Risks and what they are
    26. 26. Moving forward… • What have we learnt? • What do we need to know? • Are we doing things the right way? • Is there anything that we need to change?
    27. 27. Next… • User challenges… • Technical challenges… • Taking things forward…
    28. 28. Workshop: Understanding our Challenges Chris Douce, 22 July 2013 (10.00 – 11.50)

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