Blog posts by Harry Metcalfe
Leaving the EU
We appear to be leaving the EU. This is an awful outcome. We’re going to have this moment of horror, but then we’re drawing a line under it.
User needs and campaign sites: some principles
This morning at UK GovCamp 2016 we had a great session on government campaign sites, and how well user needs and user stories work for them as a mechanism to capture the things they need to do. We’ve done quite a lot of campaigns, and often, we struggle to express the user needs that they […]
How a Digital Services 3 procurement could look
On Tuesday, I went to a supplier engagement session run by the Digital Marketplace team. It was great. The government CTO, Liam Maxwell, kicked the session off. Several of the team behind the Digital marketplace, G-Cloud and the Digital Services framework then explained what was going on, and described their thinking. I tweeted most of […]
Our cause is just, and must prevail
It’s been a big few days. But let’s not lose perspective. Those who’ve recently left GDS will be sorely missed – by their colleagues, and by many others outside GDS as well. But five years is a long time to be in the machine. On reflection, it’s perhaps more of a surprise that so many […]
The Digital Services Framework: not quite buried, but certainly seems dead
The Digital Marketplace team have just published their June update, and it’s a biggie. It covers lots of ground. Digital Services 1 and 2 look set to continue as they are, but there are several major announcements about progress on Digital Services 3. I say Digital Services 3, but it sounds a lot like that’s a framework […]
A vision for Digital Services 3
A vision for Digital Services 3: building on the lessons of G-Cloud and abandoning some of our old assumptions.