The purpose of this assignment is to gain insight about your thought process around different kinds of research projects.
Out of respect for your time, we ask that you take no more than two hours to complete this assignment. Please submit this homework at least one day before your second interview.
You work with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families on Early Childhood education initiatives. The product owner (your client) at DCYFWA has three urgent research projects they want you to work on in the next few months, however, your team doesn’t have the capacity to work on all three projects at once so you will need to work with the product owner to prioritize these projects. Your homework is to roughly outline the scope and method you’d use to plan a discovery sprint for each project. You should be prepared to facilitate stakeholders through a mini (15-20) minute conversation to help them prioritize the three projects during the second interview.
Note: We’ve selected this prompt because it is similar to the type of work we do – however, we don’t currently work with state governments, and are not asking you to do free work for us or our customers.
For each of the individual projects, please create a high-level draft research plan that outlines your general methodology and scoping. Your responses should include the broad questions each plan is trying to answer and the methods and processes getting those answers. We are not looking for specific logistics but we do want you to explain why you are choosing those methods and processes, as well as what participants you want to include and why.
Each draft plan should be no more than 1/2 to 1 page.
- They should include the broad questions each plan is trying to answer and the methods and processes getting those answers
- We are not looking for specific logistics but we do want you to explain why you are choosing those methods and processes
- They should also include what participants you want to include and why
Project 1: Create a new way for parents/guardians to apply for preschool online Project 2: Improve the website search so parents/guardians can find childcare options by neighborhood Project 3: Redesign the website to be more “modern”
Please submit a text, Word or PDF file. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.