Being a Product Manager is about championing the needs of the users of a service. Our team, responsible for the “I want to fish” service (of which buy a rod fishing licence is a part), has got into the habit …
Over the last year or so, I’ve heard a lot of colleagues in Defra talk about “pre-discovery”. They mean it as an additional phase of work to be done before discovery, which leads into alpha, beta and then live. My …
Some impressions from John Seglias, Defra Group Chief Technology Officer, about last week's Transforming Together event - which was hosted by Defra group
We are transforming how Defra tracks livestock movements in the UK. To illustrate the challenges we went to a livestock market in Ashford, Kent, to speak to some industry representatives about their ideas.
On 24–25 May 2017, Defra and Ordnance Survey ran a two-day un/conference (that's part conference, part unconference) at the Ordnance Survey Headquarters at Southampton. These photos capture a little bit of the magic that happened there...thanks to David Tait, Mattie Yeta
We officially enter a pre-election period as of midnight tonight, so there will be no new blog posts until after the election.
Our job is help Defra deliver good digital services, mainly by supporting the teams that do the delivering. In this post, I'm going to explain how we think, what we do, and how we work.
To make sure Defra group can act together, the way each part – from smaller teams to whole agencies – designs, shares and uses data for operational and policy decisions needs to be aligned to common principles.
How could we use digital technology to help deliver Natural England’s conservation responsibilities?
Every organisation has its commonly used phrases and, since starting in Defra in October, I keep hearing people use the term ‘we aren’t trying to boil the ocean’. It’s an evocative term, but we could use it to describe Data …