The new Government Service Design Manual recently passed an alpha assessment and this is what we learned during the alpha.
A few weeks ago GDS hosted the latest training session for Digital by Default (DbD) assessors. There were over 50 attendees from across government - the largest assessor training session we have run so far.
In April 2014 the Digital by Default Service Standard went live, and since then all new or redesigned services have had to be assessed against all 26 points in the standard.
Today the Digital by Default Service Standard comes into full force.