Organisations are starting to see the value of how data insights can create change. But in such a complex space, it can be hard to figure out what data scientists, engineers and analysts each do.
To set the public sector on the right path in their digital projects, we want to challenge organisations to step away from their traditional methods. Here’s what you need to know to make your next data-driven project a success.
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.
Before starting data projects, it’s important for public sector teams to make sure they have the right technical, operational and cultural foundations. In this post I’d like to share what these foundations are, why they matter and how to get them right. If you work in and around data, you probably know a lot of this. But if you work in the public sector digital space and you’re hoping to make better use of your data, this is hopefully of some use!
“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?
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.
There are many branches of mathematics and very early on I took a particular interest in analysis. I suppose my reason for this stems from my personal drive to understand why, and doing whatever I can to get that explanation. This is incredibly important within business analysis as recognising the underlying purpose, cause and belief, can really help in revealing the true requirements and aid in design.
Clare Sudbery gives a whirlwind tour of Season 1 of the Making Tech Better podcast.
April marks National Stress Awareness Month, a time to increase public awareness about the causes of stress and promote ways to help people manage it. Workplace communication can be a source of stress. For many workers in the public sector, Slack is an essential communication tool, as remote working has become a dominant feature of our working lives.
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.