We’ve been talking a lot in GOV.UK about our need to deliver responsibly through our 2017 to 2018 roadmap. We’re having 4 x 11 week mission periods and we want to ensure that while we deliver at pace, we don’t …
How we work
GOV.UK was recently restructured to help us achieve our 2017/18 roadmap. As a delivery manager, I oversaw the formation of 2 new teams under the new roadmap: Content History and Worldwide Publishing.
At the start of every tax year, we make a large number of content changes to GOV.UK. As the majority of these changes relate to increases in tax rates and thresholds, we call this process ‘uprating’.
In early April we kickstarted our new 2017 to 2018 roadmap with a 2 week blitz period. As we formed new teams centralised around the roadmap missions, each team was given a single ‘must do’ task.
GOV.UK is a busy programme. Every fortnight, we in the programme team check in with our teams to find out what they’ve been up to, what their blockers are, and what they need from us.
I thought it would be interesting to share how we went about making the GOV.UK roadmap for the 2017 to 2018 financial year. So in this post I’ve distilled the process down to the main things we did, and are …
Teams at GDS are free to pick the processes and tools that work for them. On the GOV.UK Publishing Platform, our Kanban process is supported by Trello.
At GDS, we believe that self-organising teams create the best results. So we give each of our teams the autonomy to pick the delivery approach that works best for them.
We’re trying to make it quicker to update content on GOV.UK. We’re doing this by talking to each other more when we write content, which is making our work better and cutting down the time our editing process takes.
We’re Ronni Taylor and Phil Hogg and we’re both HMRC content designers. We usually work in HMRC’s Manchester Digital Design Centre but for 2 weeks in August we moved down south to work alongside our GDS colleagues in London. It’s …