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February 14, 2015  7:42 PM

The Future of Technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, amstrad, DSDM, Filetab, Gartner, IPR, RAD, RPG, vapourware, Visicalc, Word

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March 8, 2014  12:48 PM

Agile is not enough, neither is “systems integration” – we need a new approach to Digital Government

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, Cabinet office, Ebay, Facebook, HMRC, Universal Credit

John Alexander and I have been exchanging e-mails over my analysis of the tensions between Cabinet Office and the "Silos of State" over the way forward for the delivery of public services, including how much of the problem is technology and how much is using arguments over technology are proxies...


September 9, 2013  12:04 PM

Is Universal Credit on the right track?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, bermudatriangle, howardshiplee, NAO, PAC, PASC, Universal Credit

The publication of the PASC report on Civil Service Reform, "Truth to Power" , a day after the  the NAO report on the...


May 7, 2013  5:47 PM

Government Digital Service condemned for shallow thinking

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, cabinetoffice, inter-operability, Open source, PAYE, RTI, Universal Credit

I recently described the rightly praised Government Direct website as lipstick on the face of a pig, and gave one example of what lies beneath...


January 25, 2013  10:51 AM

“The Strategy was flawless, but I could not get anything done.”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, Cabinet office, Digital transformation, dwp, OJEU, Universal Credit, Waterfall

In his Digital Transformation Blog entry on "The Strategy is Delivery," Mike Bracken quotes one of his predecessors describing his frustrations in trying to implement the then Government Data Strategy: "The Strategy was...


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