The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.
At Spark the Change 2015, Tracy Jelfs shared a case study of change in Children’s Services at Monmouthshire Council. Spark attracts the UK’s most innovative organisations, and this story impressed leaders from many different industries. It is a showcase of how radical change is possible even in difficult circumstances – from poor performance and low morale to a heavily regulated environment.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Lee Cunningham provided advice for Agile champions on how to align Agile with the goals and priorities of senior executives, to garner their support by linking the benefits of agile adoption with the ability to address the things that keep senior leaders up at night.
The book agile project management for government gives cases of governments using agile. InfoQ interviewed Brian Wernham about agile leadership and applying Scrum and DSDM in governmental projects. 2