On Wednesday 4th July, GDS ran a 30 minute workshop called ‘Social media guidelines: So what?’ at Civil Service Live. In a slightly departure from the usual presentation style at Civil Service Live, we decided to mix things up. Louise Kidney explains what happens when you get Civil Servants talking.
Hello, I’m James Weiner, and I’m a front-end developer at GDS. Last night we released the latest update to GOV.UK, and among the new tools and services we’ve released is the Licence Finder. I wanted to explain a bit more about how it came into being.
The Cabinet Office has today published its Open Data White Paper (Unleashing the potential), a timely move given the UK’s current position as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership of 55 governments. The theme of the UK chairmanship is “Transparency Drives Prosperity” so it’s particularly pleasing to see explicit reference made to the need for government to publish a Developer Engagement Strategy. Read more
Managing transactional services is a complex task and can be quite bewildering with many systems and measurements involved. However, because we have digital tools and technologies, we can now pull together data from lots of different sources and inspire action through powerful visualisations. Adam Bailin from the Performance and Delivery Unit presents the Alpha of the Digital Performance Framework which intends to fulfil these aspirations.
There are challenges to running an agile approach to delivery inside a larger organisation where agile is not yet fully understood. We are frequently asked how we approach these challenges and manage them here at GDS, so here Mike Beaven explains how we are riding the paradigm and the lessons we have learned along the way.
The Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude today launched the Civil Service Reform Plan and we were glad to welcome him and Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service, to GDS this morning in advance of the announcement. You can see them chatting to GDS staff Alice Newton and Jordan Hatch in the video below.
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