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April 26, 2017  10:51 AM

Can DWP meet its revised 2022 target for completion of Universal Credit?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile development, Agile Project Plan, dwp, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

In the run-up to the last UK general election in 2015, the Labour Party’s then shadow employment minister Stephen Timms pointed out that the target...

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November 21, 2016  2:39 PM

What’s going on at DWP Digital?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, dwp, Government IT, IT budget, It spending, Project management

Dear readers, I'd like to ask for your opinion. Let me tell you a story. In late October, I was approached by a whistleblower in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This individual, who understandably requested anonymity, claimed that


April 15, 2016  11:12 AM

Universal Credit shows it is time to make all major government projects open and transparent

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, freedom of information, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

After four years of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spending taxpayers' money on legal fees to prevent the release of key Universal Credit documents, the only surprise revealed by their eventual publication this week was there was so little to be surprised about.

We knew...


June 5, 2015  10:38 AM

The state of NHS IT? Ring a random NHS trust and see if they have IT problems – it worked for us

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
NHS, NPfIT, Project management

We'd like to let you in on a little secret.

In the past week, Computer Weekly uncovered IT problems at two NHS trusts in the north-west of London. In one, medical...

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March 9, 2015  12:41 PM

Does IT have a problem with people?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, BCS, BYOD, digital, GDS, Project management, Shadow IT, Strategy

Does IT have a problem with people?

That's a question I found myself asking, after listening to the speakers at a BCS event last week. It's not a new question by any means, but when you consider a few topical challenges facing IT leaders and the IT industry, it's one that perhaps gives...


July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


January 14, 2014  12:23 PM

When will government IT teams learn they are not as different as they think

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Cloud Computing, Government IT, MOD, Procurement, Project management, Software development

We learned today of another government IT fiasco - millions of pounds being wasted at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a system for recruiting soldiers and reservists for the...


September 12, 2013  11:33 AM

How much worse will Universal Credit IT problems get?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?

Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...

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September 5, 2013  11:40 AM

Universal Credit IT: Separating the truth and the lies – you decide

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, dwp, Government IT, NAO, Project management, Universal Credit

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith - the person ultimately responsible for the delivery of Universal Credit - has been touring TV and radio stations this morning, and facing questions in the House of Commons, to try to present a positive light on the


August 6, 2013  9:53 AM

Unhappy Universal Credit staff point to continuing IT problems

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile development, dwp, GDS, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

So, what's really going on with the Universal Credit IT programme?

If you trust journalistic warning bells - and believe the saying that there's no smoke without fire -...


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