On the GOV.UK government team we're switching to two-week sprints as of tomorrow, Wednesday 3 July.
Sprinting for a week at a time made sense while we were in the thick of transitioning the 24 departments. (In reality, we weren't sprinting so much as running a marathon: building and iterating features across the whole of the product and prioritising as we went along).
Now that we're fully operational, we want to revert to fortnightly sprints and properly plan what we want to get done, and how we will measure improvement, in each fortnight. It should mean we can focus on an area of the product for longer, reduce some of the inefficiency from context-switching and the regular meetings that are needed per sprint, and help us to take a more holistic look at a problem rather than chipping away incrementally. That's the theory: we'll see how it goes.
The theme for the next two weeks (from Wednesday 3 July to Tuesday 16 July) will be improving publications and consultations. You can see the stories here. Publications are the most visited format in the government section of the site, and there's a lot we can do to improve the experience for both end users and publishers. Consultations are a hot topic, and likewise there are some obvious improvements we've been waiting to make.
The transition tool work will now be taken forward by a new, dedicated team, forming part of the Agency and ALB project. That team is being brought together as of today and will be product managed by Clare Moss.