The GDS Better Use Of Data has won an award for the Data Science Accelerator programme which we run in conjunction with the Government Data Science Partnership. The award recognised the impact of the programme across the UK public sector, helping to increase data capabilities through the delivery of mentored projects.
A year ago we published the Government Transformation Strategy. In this post, GDS Director General Kevin Cunnington talks about how government has been transforming together and what our priorities are now.
GDS has used pair programming since its inception. It plays an important role in building our services. In this post, Pea Tyczynska explains how to pair programme effectively in 6 steps.
At GDS we’re doing the hard work to make service design simple for all of government. Here are 6 of the things we’ll be working on this year that will help us design better services across government.
Lorna Tang worked with Citizens Advice and its data for 7 months. In this post, she explains how this continued collaboration improves government services, content, policy and user experience.
GDS is working with organisations across government to pilot a new way of working. We're forming networks of people with different skills and from different departments, who will work together to improve end-to-end services that cross departmental boundaries. We’re calling these networks ‘Service Communities’.
A GDS content designer shares some tips on how content designers can work effectively as part of a product or service team.
Workshops with our department colleagues give us a joint view of our challenges and a shared sense of ownership – but planning and running them is a real skill. To help with your next workshop, we’ve put together our top 10 tips from 6 months of intensive workshopping.
Through the GDS Academy, we are helping the government to achieve its ambition to have one of the most digitally skilled populations of civil servants in the world. In recent years, our work has come to serve as an inspiration …
GDS is 6! Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, Caroline Nokes introduces the next chapter of the GDS Story, and GDS staff share their highlights of 2017 and what they look forward to delivering in 2018.
Having the GaaP suite of common tools, components and guidance meant that the teams at the Department for International Trade could draw on technical expertise and products that would have been too costly to procure independently.