I took over as Head of GOV.UK in September 2015. Shortly after, I set about renewing the vision for where we’re trying to go – and this is the result.
“GOV.UK’s best feature is nothing we’ve built so far. It’s our commitment to continuous improvement.” GOV.UK isn’t finished – another post I wrote for the day job.
In January 2015 I led a month-long event for GOV.UK’s product and infrastructure teams. I’ve written about it here: GOV.UK’s firebreak: why and how we spent a month working differently and was interviewed about it for the FT’s Smarter Working column.
In the summer of 2014 I led a piece of work to introduce a product roadmap, aligning the work of lots of separate agile software teams and improving comms with stakeholders. I wrote about it here on the Mind the Product blog: Experiments in roadmapping at GOV.UK.
This is a talk I gave at London’s Dare conference, in September 2013, about culture change and why digital people should be proud revolutionaries.
Digital government got off to a slow start in the noughties. As one of the grassroots advocators at that time, I did a few small things to help it along.