Are you a user researcher? Ethnographer? Design Researcher? Do you coordinate or manage research activities for your organisation? ResearchOps is a new and fast-growing field focused on managing research at scale and reducing operational inefficiencies.
The global ResearchOps Community (https://medium.com/researchops-community) is now 500+ strong and growing. Since its creation, the Slack group (https://researchops.community/) has become a place for people from all walks of research and design life to exchange ideas, know-how, and, yes, frustrations, about the running of user research teams and projects. One of the most popular topics of conversation has centered around exploring what we mean by ‘ResearchOps’: what does it mean to operationalise research?
The ResearchOps Community is running a series of global workshops to:
- share knowledge and stories about how we’re doing research today
- give members an opportunity to express what we need and want from our community
- last but not least, create spaces for us to meet one another in-person!
The workshop is open to people with experience in operationalising user research, and to anyone else who is keen to take part and talk ResearchOps.
*** THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR PEOPLE ***
Some of the questions we’d like to explore are:
- what research operational challenges have you experienced?
- what are your operational successes, if any?
- where do you see opportunities to improve research operations in your organisation?
- what do you think ResearchOps includes?
- what should our Community do for its members?
If there are questions you’d like to explore in addition to these let us know and we’ll make time for them.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL WORKSHOPS
Learn more about the global workshop series here: https://medium.com/researchops-community/researchops-community-a-series-of-global-workshops-d48058ece814
COMPLETE THE SURVEY
Please complete this survey prior to the workshop to let us know what ResearchOps means to you: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/What-is-ResearchOps-have-your-say
9am - 9:30am - Signing in, networking
9:30am -10am - Welcome, workshop overview
10am - 12:00pm - Explore ResearchOps and share stories (we’ll take breaks)
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Wrap-up, next steps
For those interested we can continue the conversation afterwards over lunch :)
This month our event is supported by the Digital Transformation Agency, a federal government agency that is working to accelerate government's digital initiatives. The DTA has a strong understanding of the user research discipline and want to support the user research community in Canberra. For more information, head over to http://www.dta.gov.au (http://www.dta.gov.au/)
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE RSVPING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW