Two years ago, we set out to change government. We gave ourselves 400 working days to transform 25 major public services, building digital “exemplars” so good that people would prefer to use them. Those 400 days are up.
Mike Beaven is the Transformation Programme Director for GDS
This week, Mike Beaven, Director of Transformation at GDS, reflects on the first year anniversary of GOV.UK and the progress made on the exemplar transformation programme. Follow Mike on twitter: @MichaelCBeaven
Mike Beaven gives the latest news on the Transformation programme work going on at the Home Office, Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and DWP (Department for Work & Pensions). Lots of GDS people are speaking at events this …
Mike Beaven talks about the latest quarterly update to the Transactions Explorer and welcomes cross-government heads of communications, whose monthly meeting is being hosted by GDS this week.
Mike Beaven talks the report Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: Remaking government for the digital age, an upcoming Digital Advisory Board meeting, Thursday's Open Standards event, and more.
Mike Beaven talks about how GDS has been helping Technology in Business fast streamers learn about coding and design, the beta release of the employment tribunal fee service and the 'GIST' spending tool, which provides data visualisations of government spending. Next week we're …
Mike Beaven talks about the new version of the homepage for GOV.UK and the ongoing work to the performance platform as we move more government services onto it with six more Foreign and Commonwealth Office services now moved onto the …
A few weeks ago, GDS and Land Registry teamed up to build an alpha of their property register service - one of the 25 services we're transforming. To demonstrate the pace of change in agile teams, we gave ourselves one …
Mike Beaven talks about the Sprint Alpha conference where we welcomed the Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude, the Head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, and Permanent Secretaries of the transacting Departments to discuss progress to date …
For the last six months GDS has been helping government transform public services, making them so good that people prefer to use them. Yesterday, at Sprint Alpha, we gave our first progress report to Ministers, Civil Service leaders and more …
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