Dear Alison: “What is the significant difference in role and responsibility for Design Manager (or Head of Design) and DesignOps Manager?”
Good question! As these are early days, there is still some ambiguity in general around what role to hire for, never mind what titles should be. We have been having this conversation in one way or another for years. In the past we spoke of project management, program management, producer, etc. and debated nomenclature vs. semantics. And in this nascent discipline, I think the roles (and ambiguity) are analogous.
Theo Bridge, Senior Manager, Design Research at ANZ: “Our business understands the value of establishing a ResearchOps practice. But how do I help our business align on where we should start, prioritize our efforts and protect it from scope creep?”
What’s your burning question about Research Operations? Our advice columnist Kate Towsey (Research Operations Manager, Atlassian) can answer—or find someone
What’s your burning question about DesignOperations? Our advice columnist Alison Rand (Senior Director, Head of Design Operations at InVision) can answer—or find someone who can!