United Kingdom

Director General of GDS looks to combine waterfall and agile for ‘genuine transformation’

Kevin Cunnington explains his plan for getting government institutions to transform into modern, digital organisations.

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Agile government, Government Digital Service|Tags: , |

Head of UK’s environmental services plans ‘agile response’ to Brexit

Extending the concepts of agile beyond development, the chairman of the Environmental Services Agency seeks to highlight 'productivity benefits' available to the UK economy through investment in waste infrastructure.

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: , |

Britain’s vehicle safety agency embraces in-house agile contracts

The DVSA, responsible for improving road and vehicle safety in Britain, has moved away from long-term contracts in order to modernize services through a more agile approach.

Report says UK government is at ‘tipping point’ over agile, digital success

The Institute for Government identifies issues with leadership, staffing, and Brexit distraction that could cause the UK government to miss its chance to shine in the agile and digital revolution.

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: |

Without Government Digital Service, UK agency moves away from agile

The GDS had been helping the Rural Payments Agency implement a program, which was struggling when the RPA decided to head in a non-agile direction.

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: |

GDS says government systems can be agile AND secure

For government systems, compromises can exist between traditional security approaches and the more open, agile way of working.

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, Government Digital Service|Tags: , |

How agile really looks inside UK Government Digital Service

An insider's look at the workings of the UK Government Digital Service, examining the question of whether GDS will manage to facilitate a full-scale transformation of government services.

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, Government Digital Service|Tags: |

‘Too much innovation’ brings challenges to digital welfare services in UK

The UK government's rebuild of the online system for the Universal Credit program had a rocky start due to unrealistic timelines and a lack of agile expertise.

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: , |

Incoming UK councilman plans agile digital service transformation

Coming from six years as director of the New Local Government Network think tank, Simon Parker wants to facilitate a shift toward useful digital services in his new role on the Redbridge Council.

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: |

Agile improves vehicle safety testing in the UK

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency digital services director James Munson says that open-minded attitudes and iterative design have helped the agency serve citizens more effectively.

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: , |