Pastures new

I’ll be leaving dxw this month, off to pastures new and to try new things. I thought I’d just write a quick post about my time at dxw and something about the future.

I’ve had a great time working with the very talented bunch of people at dxw. We’ve managed to do some great things together in my time here as a delivery manager. There’s a tonne of things we’ve done over the last year, but some highlights include:

  • Continuing the great work with Thames Valley Housing, continuing to create a trailblazing online customer service for the sector and going live with a new payments system
  • Creating GovSite, a flexible and secure website package based on the publishing needs of public sector organisations
  • Helping to secure the GDS blogs platform, by rolling out a custom 2FA login
  • Building a new digital service and major campaign for a government agency – more to come on this one very soon!

This just the tip of the iceberg of some of the things we have accomplished over the last year, and it’s going to be a busy end to the year with more projects being finished as I write this.

It’s also been a great experience to work on transforming public sector services from the supplier side. It’s been great to learn about the challenges from a slightly different perspective; from how suppliers sell good work to government, a great plethora of events and people that are driving this transformation. The community of people involved is stronger than ever and it’s been a pleasure working with those both inside and outside government who remain passionate about this work.

Looking forward I really believe that this will be incredibly worthwhile and exciting work to be involved in: all manner of public sector organisations are cracking on with transforming the way they offer their services to the public, in a user centric, useful way. I’m glad that I’ve been able to contribute to this vision at dxw.

As for me, I’d like to try my hand at product management, so I’m moving on to a new role at a different organisation. I’ll be taking a lot of great experiences away from my time at dxw and will be looking forward to catching up and seeing what the teams here can deliver in the near – and not so near – future.