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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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December 13, 2011  4:26 PM

Never-ending megadeals embarrass gov ICT strategy

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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

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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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May 12, 2011  6:00 AM

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

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

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