Introducing Ert

Hello everyone! My name is Ert, and last month I joined dxw digital as a product manager. I had an amazing first day, and was spoiled with loads of warm welcome messages, gifts and heaps of interesting conversations. You can tell so much about the company culture on your first day, and I must say […]

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 […]

Map Camp: The power of maps

The maps at Map Camp are not geographical maps. They are Wardley Maps, invented by Simon Wardley, who is also the founder of Map Camp. This was the first one ever, and I was lucky to have a ticket: there were 250 people filling St John’s, Hoxton, and 250 more on the waiting list. The […]

Helping small businesses get paid on time

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are currently waiting for £26.3 billion in overdue payments (data from BACS). It’s a shocking statistic. Government is taking steps to address this and change the behaviour of late payers, by establishing a Small Business Commissioner – Paul Uppal. As a small business ourselves, we want to help. So […]

Goodbye Citrulu

3 years ago we launched a product called Citrulu. It monitored live websites to check that they were working as expected. The idea was to go one better than simple uptime monitoring (which just checks that a site successfully responds with something) by letting users describe what their site looks like when it’s working, in natural […]