Not so long ago, product roadmaps in government were viewed as experimental and optional. Now, they’re seen as an important tool for delivering better products and transforming government services.
GOV.UK recently published its draft 2017 to 2018 roadmap for GOV.UK, outlining what we want to do over the next year. In this post we outline why we’re doing it, and some of the principles that will underpin our work.
Although we’ve been around for quite some time, chances are you haven’t heard of the Delivery Operations (Del Ops) team at GDS. And if you have, you probably don’t have a clear idea of what we do.
A little rant, if you’ll forgive the indulgence. It includes a confession, to make up for the ranting.
Jamie Arnold has been part of GDS since the very beginning, working on the early stages of GOV.UK and many other projects since.
You hear the word agile in government a lot these days. And not only within the teams making digital services.
Today, GDS and HM Treasury publish new clarification of business case guidance. We needed to explain how government organisations get permission to spend money on agile work.
Here at GDS, agile thinking and techniques inform how we do what we do, this extends from delivering projects, programmes and the GDS portfolio of work. I've been working with a team of people to implement and run an agile …
One of the first pieces of work I did at GDS last year was to create icons for different types of content on GOV.UK. The icons (appearing as they did in various different guises) have been a part of the site since the …
Lots of bits of GDS are going to be working with lots of bits of government during 2013. We're getting bigger, getting more scattered and it's important that we let each other know what's going on. One way we're going …