Two thoughts and a plea: reflections on #AgileP

I spent the morning at Agile Procurement 1.0, a short unconference set up by @rachel0404 and @gogoagilegov. It was a fun morning, with lots of interesting people and good conversation. But, as often with these events, I left wondering what we can actually do to effect some change. @janethughes in her usual inimitable style left […]

dxw launches cyber

2018 will be a big year for dxw. In June, we’ll be ten years old. We’ve learned a lot about how to get things done in the public sector in that time. We want to improve users’ experience of government, and help government teams work differently. But building great digital services is only part of […]

The Great British Digital Outcomes Armchair Audit

The Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework launched in April 2016, replacing the Digital Services Framework (DSF). Both are attempts to make it easier to pay people to make new digital services for the public sector. The DSF was not very successful. DOS’s design is much better aligned with the way projects are delivered, and […]

What do we do to make dxw a great place to work?

I’m really chuffed that we won the Best Place to Work (SME) award at the Digital Tech Leaders Awards last week. At the awards dinner, one of our dining companions asked why dxw is a good place to work. I think the answer has two parts. The principles I believe that a team does its […]

Bridging the geek/policy wonk divide

Last week I was at One Team Government, an event to bring together digital teams and policy folk to talk about how to make government more effective. I went to a fascinating session, suggested by @jargonautical, about the digital geek/policy wonk divide. It’s a pattern I’ve often seen, especially in security and assurance work. People […]