Fellowship Digital Services: Beta Phase Sprint Notes 12

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In this Sprint, we advanced in three main areas: content design, technical architecture, research and testing.

A reminder of the project's focus: this beta project is focused on enhancing existing and implementing a new technology at the RSA called Circle, to help improve how Fellows engage and contribute to the RSA work and collaborate with other Fellows.

For further detail see Beta Phase Sprint Notes 10 & 11.

Sprints 12 goals & highlights

The main goal for Sprint 12 was to focus on research, testing and engagement activities.

Sprint 12 was a less busy sprint, given the team annual leave period, focused mostly on progressing the research and testing activities.

Highlights from Sprint 12 include:

Content Design

  • drafting the guidance for RSA Network Leads to use Circle
  • drafting onboarding guidelines for Fellows joining Circle
  • helping to restructure the spaces in Circle to be more user friendly

Technical Architecture

  • helping to progress decision making about the Single Sign On (SSO)
  • creating tech diagrams to help explain our SSO needs to potential suppliers
  • working with Netcel to clarify MyRSA work

Research & Testing

  • preparing for the trial with the initial networks by getting the survey ready and managing invitations to the upcoming sessions
  • preparing for testing the MyRSA 

Next steps

  • Our key high level priorities for the upcoming Sprint 13 are to:
  • Focus on research, testing and engagement activities
  • Plan work for the upcoming sprints and plan the shift to service roll out

We're planning to:

  • prepare the prototype for testing sessions for MyRSA 
  • deliver testing sessions for MyRSA 
  • analyse and present findings from the testing sessions and consider potential design iterations based on the received feedback
  • prepare for the follow up survey
  • deliver interviews for the Fellow Spaces trial
  • continue with SSO work, supporting the combination of suppliers that is picked
  • review the identifed Technical Architecture needs and consider what needs to and should be taken forward based on agreed priorities
  • reviewing and providing input into the technical and accessibility testing plans for Netcel


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