Category: Government

Posts relating to working in government.

Agile and Lean, Government

Explaining the role of a Delivery Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes**Post updated Feb 2018** I have found myself explaining the role of delivery manager a lot over the last few weeks, so I thought I would share that description here to help others understand it. The term delivery manager is used to describe an essential set of skills on an agile team and is used in …

Agile and Lean, Government, Learning

Best agile training? Just do it!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis is a post that I wrote for the Government Digital Service Transformation blog on Agile training which originally appeared over here: https://digitaltransformation.blog.gov.uk/2014/08/11/best-agile-training-just-do-it/ -o0o- Best agile training? Just do it! That’s the conclusion we came to when we asked our practitioners the question we get asked most often: how do I know how to get the best …

Agile and Lean, Government

Making an IT service: design phases

Reading Time: 2 minutesI wrote a post over on the Cabinet Office technology blog about how IT service design maps to the GDS service design phases. The post originally appeared here:  cabinetofficetechnology.blog.gov.uk/2013/12/02/making-an-it-service-design-phases -o0o- Much like any project at GDS or on the digital transformation programme the Cabinet Office Technology programme, which will deliver modern, flexible technology services that are …

Agile and Lean, Government

Scaling Agile Practices to the GDS Portfolio

prioritisation on the portfolio

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have a second post on the GDS blog, this time it’s about a project that I have spend some time on whilst at GDS. I have added the full post below and you can read the original over here: http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/2013/08/30/scaling-agile-practices-to-the-the-gds-portfolio/ -o0o- Here at GDS, agile thinking and techniques inform how we do what we do, …

Agile and Lean, Government

The role of the agile wall at GDS

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have been a little quiet of late while settling in to my new job at Government Digital Services (GDS), but I did publish a post about the role of the agile wall over on the GDS blog. Read more it below, original published over here: http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/2012/12/19/the-agile-wall. -o0o- As Mark mentioned in his blog post last week, …