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March 9, 2018  10:01 AM

Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Brexit, dwp, FOI, Government IT, Public sector

Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme. I say...

August 17, 2016  10:06 AM

Will GDS see another mass exodus?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Cabinet office, dwp, GDS, HMRC, Verify

Yesterday saw the departure of another senior figure at the Government Digital Service (GDS) as Verify director Janet Hughes announced she is leaving. The...

May 17, 2013  12:32 PM

DWP drops agile from flagship government software project

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Accenture, Agile, ambitious, atrocious, bodge, Cabinet office, calamity, complex, convenient, ditch, dropped, dwp, expense, Failure, IBM, IT projects, Lean, mastermind, press-gang, Questions, Software development, Software project management, U-turn, Universal Credit

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...

January 11, 2013  2:34 PM

CSC shoulders NHS loss by moving jobs offshore

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
BT, CIA, Cornwall, Costs, CSC, dwp, HMRC, jobs, loss, NHS, offshore, Redundancy, restructuring, tax, Transparency

CSC UK said last week it was cutting costs in the UK by moving jobs offshore, after posting a loss of nearly £1bn.

It also revealed declining profits at its flagship, 10-year outsource with Royal Mail, which Computer Weekly

November 13, 2012  12:52 PM

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

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Agile, dwp, Universal Credit

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May 15, 2012  3:20 PM

Sackings mount over DWP data leaks

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
dwp, Government IT, IT and security, local government, privacy

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December 13, 2011  4:26 PM

Never-ending megadeals embarrass gov ICT strategy

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
dwp, Government IT, Procurement, Universal Credit

Ten days before Cabinet Office gave a recent progress report on its flagship ICT policy to end oligopolistic megadeals, it signed two such megadeals worth over £1bn combined.

At £525m a-piece, the two...

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October 14, 2011  11:46 AM

The limits of Agile: Emergn CEO on Universal Credit

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
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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June 29, 2011  8:30 AM

How Gov aimed to exploit personal data trade

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, dwp, Government IT, ID cards, IDv2.0, privacy

The £3bn trade in tip-offs about people caught in car accidents has exposed the seedy side of the personal data market. Seedier still are draft government plans to cash in on this bonanza when it ought to be sticking to the Tory manifesto promise to give people a right to call the shots over...

May 12, 2011  6:00 AM

Universal Credit possible if politicians don’t interfere, says IT chief

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Agile, dwp, Government IT, HMRC, Project management, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT, Technology, Universal Credit

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