What went down at Deliver Con 2022

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A couple of weeks ago we opened the Made Tech doors for the UK’s delivery manager community in and around the public sector. We shared our space to help host Deliver Con for 2 days, welcoming a range of wonderful speakers sharing their stories of agile delivery.

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How to talk about agile to non-digital decision makers

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Many digital teams have adopted agile working. But it can be difficult to convince the rest of the organisation who may have little experience with it. And this is especially true of decision-makers who may, for any number of reasons, be mistrustful of agile working. This post is how to talk about agile to those people.

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Accelerating delivery: 10 questions to ask your team

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If you work in digital in the public sector, you’re probably aware of accelerated delivery. It helps to build projects faster, more efficiently, and with reduced risk. 

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Creating a text-based SMS service to make mental health services for children and young people more accessible

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In early 2021, we began an 8-month journey to create a digital mental health support finder tool for children and young people in Gloucestershire.

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5 reasons local government projects don’t make it out of discovery (and what to do about it)

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A discovery phase helps organisations prioritise what to do first when improving a public service. But not all projects make it past this stage. Here are 5 reasons projects don’t make it out of discovery, and how to make sure they do when they should.

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Putting methodology in the blender: How should “I” manage a project?

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“I use PRINCE2”. “I apply Waterfall”. “I like Lean”. “I prefer Scrum”. “I <3 Agile!”Every project manager has their favourite approach, and some swear by “the one”. But why choose one when you can have them all?

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The business analyst’s role in building successful teams

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I love being able to make a difference to a very diverse mix of users of public sector systems. Here’s the lowdown on what we do, what makes a good business analyst, and how we contribute to success. 

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There’s no substitute for experience: lessons from central government software delivery

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I joined Made Tech in a lead developer role on a central government account. The client and everyone involved are fantastic. It’s been challenging but hugely rewarding work, so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned.

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