We’re celebrating National Careers Week with a post from Defra Digital fast streamer Sean Crotty who reflects on a rollercoaster year-long posting that’s seen him build robots, wear pyjamas for work and come to the realisation that the Civil Service is better than working in telly.
To celebrate National Work Life Week, software developer Tim Tamimi explains why he’s such a flexible working enthusiast.
John Seglias, Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer, reflects on the Greening Government ICT 2018 annual report (published on 29 January 2019).
Let's talk about legacy software. Every large organisation has some. We have plenty. When we say 'legacy', we usually mean software and systems that are old. But old software isn’t necessarily bad software.
Imran Hussain reflects on his first month in the Community of Practice lead role for the Defra group.
John Seglias (Chief Digital and Information Officer) and Malcolm McKee (Chief Technology Officer) share their thoughts after attending the annual Gartner Symposium in Barcelona.
John Seglias, Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer, talks about the updated Greening Government Sustainable Technology Strategy to 2020.
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 …
Back in October last year I wondered out loud why we couldn’t start funding teams not projects. At the time I rather naively thought that there was some senior person or group of people who just needed to be persuaded …
More than a year ago, our predecessor Sally Meecham wrote about Defra’s digital principles, saying how they acted as a useful way of setting out our approach to simplifying services and cutting out complexity. A lot’s happened since then. In …