As people around the UK take part in events to mark National Inclusion Week, Ahana Ogle shares her experiences of being on the Civil Service Autism Exchange Programme.
Tracey Friday, a product owner in the Digital Transformation team at Natural England working on delivering digital services for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), shares her experience of being on the ‘other side’ of the customer-supplier fence.
Ilia Phoursa, a former financier turned Defra business analyst, lifts the lid on the importance of analysis in helping shape digital solutions, and how achieving a good work life balance can make all the difference.
To celebrate International Men’s Day senior delivery manager David Thomas shares his experiences of one of the most segregated areas in our society - raising children.
To celebrate National Work Life Week, software developer Tim Tamimi explains why he’s such a flexible working enthusiast.
Recently the Waste Permitting Service reached the end of its first phase; to deliver an application process for standard rules waste permits. As we moved on to our next phase; supporting bespoke permits, we were keen to shorten the time …
Agile teams aim to release early and often, starting with a minimum viable product (MVP) and iteratively building on it. But choosing what to put in an MVP is hard. You don’t want to release something that delivers little or …
Trees support biodiversity and contribute to wellbeing – a new analytical tool helps us monitor and safeguard them against spread of diseases.
Regular readers will know about Defra's “smarter working” initiative, as explained by our COO Betsy Bassis in a recent blog post. It means adopting a user-centered approach to the processes and services our staff use every day. One of those …
We're committed to smarter working in Defra, and we are starting with small fixes that make people's lives easier. One of those is about opening up access to online video.