This course will provide an understanding of the principles of agile methodologies, and then dive deep into editorial and design processes to help you lead your team to build effective agile processes and rituals in order to deliver value more effectively to customers.
This course is for content, digital, editorial, publishing, design and UX or UI teams in education.
By the end of this course, you will understand and be able to use and communicate:
This course has been designed to give you an understanding of the principles of agile methodologies, and then dive deep into editorial and design processes to help you lead your team to build effective agile processes and rituals in order to deliver value more effectively to customers.
The course content has been developed and will be delivered by Sam Derby.
Participants will have an engaging in-person and collaborative learning experience, with access to follow-up advice.
Where: This is an in-person course delivered at Oriel Square’s Regency-style office in central Oxford: 29 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NP.
How to find us: We are a ten-minute walk from Oxford train station. The nearest car parks are St Giles, Gloucester Green and Worcester St.
If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know. Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the venue.
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“Very accommodating and flexible. John and Sam provided engaging well-run sessions and a great deal of relevant experience.”
“The background in publishing and experience of the education sector, coupled with research expertise, is a big win.”
Head of Insight
“[Oriel Square’s training was] personal, face-to-face and, most importantly, relevant to our business and our needs.”
“You trust and have confidence in their process and expertise; the quality of people being used; the quality of the output; doing things in the right way. As a [content services provider], we’re very confident in their services. … I tend to think of it as somewhere to go when I need help.”
Managing Director of School Qualifications
“Sam is extremely discreet and highly credible – all of my team listened carefully to him as he delivered a workshop. They were respectful of his approach and his experience and fed back very positively on the whole day. Nothing was missing or at all disappointing.”
“Efficient and friendly. Guided our organisation through the process as publishing newbies.”
Senior Education Policy Adviser
“The tutor was very straightforward to work with. Came back to and with queries very quickly, which kept the course organisation flowing.”
“[I valued] The opportunity to talk on a one-to-one basis on a specific issue with someone who understands the context in which my organisation is operating.”
“You have to understand the commercial side in education to advise on the policy side because there are so many vested interests. They understand it, because they have a very good client list.”
Head of Education Programme
“We’re a quirky organisation, and not everyone understands [us], and [OS] was really good at understanding us, some of the constraints we have that other organisations don’t.”
“From our experience, they are very good at understanding their customers’ problems, and how to make their lives easier, whether that’s a small editorial project or something on a bigger scale. They have enormous credibility. … When you talk to people in the team, they have that strong publishing and market expertise, so straight away you feel reassured.”
Primary and Secondary Publishing Director
“They have a really good understanding of how a publishing company works, probably because they have a lot of people who’ve come from that background.“
Primary Publishing Director
“Oriel Square understands the education environment.”
Education Development Director