Is the GOV.UK Service Manual’s approach to agile, truly agile?

Laura Burnett, Matt Glover

Date: Thursday, 29 June 2023

Time: 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm BST

Where: Apex Hotel, Bath

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GOV.UK has won multiple awards, and inspired similar agile approaches to public sector digital delivery around the world.

Despite this, the agile community remains unconvinced of the Service Manual’s phases, asking:

  • Is there too much process to be agile?
  • Is Discovery/Alpha/Beta/Live waterfall in disguise?
  • Can agile work with spend approvals and procurement?
  • Would all agile teams benefit from this approach?

Join us to have a go at answering these questions in a fishbowl session at the Agile in the City conference in Bath, as we look to see how the Public and Private sectors can learn from each other.

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