Talk Overview RSF & Tools You Can Use Resources & References
1. Skills, Mapping, and Profiling
The talk is introducing new ways to think and work with the Research Skills Framework (RSF). It starts with the basic building blocks shown on the cheatsheet.
Everything builds up to the value chain in the first half. This is the core hypothesis about how skills fit together and a path for growing as a researcher.
RSF & Tools You Can Use
All of the material in this talk is available to you and open source at
https://www.researchskills.net/. The Research Skills Framework is a living project developed by the ResearchOps Community. I led the project over the course of a couple years with co-conspirator Tomomi Sasaki.
Skills Inventory - Self Rating Tool Get a quick sense of how well you know the skills with a self-report rating: [ Tool: Skills & Themes Inventory.] When your team uses RSF, you can customize the inventory to fit your organization in a short workshop.
Build your own map: Once you know the skills and have a rough rating, you can build your own map: [ Tool: Building a Map.] This is based on Simon Wardley's Wardley Mapping (see below.)
Planning out a project with patterns:
Resources & References
1. Simon Wardley's Wardley Mapping
Wardley Mapping is the open-source framework we use for understanding the evolution of research skills. It was designed to understand the evolution of sociotechnical capital and depict the strategic landscape for technology business—and it contains such a useful breadth of insight.
2. More Background See the talk about our project at IXDA 2020 in Milan!
3. Bonus Material See my initial awkward, but not-insensible, pitch for the talk in short video format (~3 mins): VIDEO And then watch the condensed "live preview" version a few months later to see how the ideas shaped up (~1 min): VIDEO