The 'Lab-In-A-Box' (LIAB) is a codification of our practice at Roller Strategies. We're releasing these files under a creative commons license. Our intention in sharing this work is to support the practice of addressing complex challenges. In particular we hope this work benefits the growing community of practitioners tackling complex social challenges. We believe that the only way to mature this work at pace is to share our practice as it develops. We look forward to your thoughts and feedback.

 
 

OVERVIEW DOCUMENTS: MAPS & CAPABILITIES

In this section you will find documents outlining the high-level overview of a Social Lab, including maps of a Lab Cycle, and a breakdown of the capabilities needed to run a Social Lab. 

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Social Labs Repeating Cycle Overview 1.5

A visual overview of repeating Lab Cycles. 

 

Social Labs Cycle Overview - 1.4.5

A detailed visual overview of a Lab Cycle, showing the dynamic and repeating nature of the Lab Cycle.

 

Social Labs Cycle Overview with Roles - 1.0

A visual overview of the stages of a 'Lab Cycle', with descriptions and Delivery & Convenor roles.

 

Social Labs Capabilities Model - 1.0

This model outlines the delivery team roles, as well as the functional, technical and core capabilities needed to run a Social Lab.

 

Social Labs Capabilities Detail - 1.0

A detailed overview of each of the functional, technical and core capabilities, as outlined in the Capabilities Model.

 

PRECONDITIONS: ROLES

In this section you will find tools and documents related to establishing the preconditions for a Social Lab. 

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Social Labs Role Description Summary - 1.0

An overview of each of the delivery team and convenor role descriptions, as outlined in the Capabilities Model.

 

Social Labs Role Description: Product Owner - 1.0

A full role description for the 'Product Owner' of a Social Lab, including accountabilities, functional capabilities, technical capabilities, and expected time commitment.

 

Social Labs Role Description: Lab Operations Lead - 1.0

A full role description for the 'Lab Operations Lead' of a Social Lab, including accountabilities, functional capabilities, technical capabilities, and expected time commitment.

LIAB Intensive Online Course - we're currently offering an intensive course for people starting social labs. If you're keen to find out more, please take a look at the course here.

 

If you're keen to hear more about our work and how we may be able to support you to tackle complex challenges, please contact us here.