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May 17, 2013  12:32 PM

DWP drops agile from flagship government software project

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The Department for Work and Pensions has dropped a coalition government scheme to avert software disasters from its £2bn Universal Credit programme.

The DWP gave up using the "agile" method of software development for Universal Credit, the coalition government's flaghsip reform...

November 13, 2012  12:52 PM

Universal Credit on-track – and thanks to agile, says discharged IT boss

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Agile, dwp, Universal Credit

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June 19, 2012  9:09 AM

Soldiers nail data for agile offensive on $6bn cock-up

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Agile, project failures

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November 3, 2011  2:46 PM

US military issues agile and open standards orders after ERP disasters

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, project failures, standards

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October 14, 2011  11:46 AM

The limits of Agile: Emergn CEO on Universal Credit

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Agile, dwp, Government IT, Procurement, Project management, transparency and accountability, Universal Credit

The Department of Work and Pensions set out in January to achieve the seemingly unachievable: develop a £2bn Universal Credit system in two years. An Agile software development methodology would make it possible, said the DWP. But its Agile credentials are questionable.

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August 3, 2011  12:33 PM

Agile in the NHS: 10 years, £5bn and still not finished

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Agile, Electronic Care Records, NPfIT, project failures

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June 28, 2011  3:06 PM

UK shakes dust off open source policy

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Sir Humphrey, SMEs, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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June 9, 2011  7:00 AM

Computacenter row threatens blockhead end for open source in Bristol

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Agile, Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Project management, SMEs, Software Freedom

IT giant Computacenter has raised the prospect of legal action against a small open source supplier for complaining to Parliament about its "Microsoft bias".

The veiled threat followed a letter sent to MPs on the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), in which Mark Taylor, chief...


May 18, 2011  12:05 PM

NHS IT system condemned

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Agile, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, Outsourcing, project failures, standardization of Government IT

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May 17, 2011  4:56 PM

MPs pooh-pooh happy clappy ICT strategy

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Agile, Government IT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, SMEs

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