In this post, I’m going to talk about the importance of how you integrate your various software components together. As I mentioned in my last blog post, when a user clicks on your web page to start a process, there’s …
How do you offer 24/7 digital services in a 9-5 organisation? The SFA takes many things into account when offering digital services. One of the things we’ve realised is that we have to be really careful about offering transactional digital services outside normal office hours.
My colleagues know that I’m a bit of a Star Trek fan. People who remember the show will tell you that you could usually tell who was going to have something nasty happen them in that particular episode. You would notice a man in a red shirt, who you didn’t recognise, beaming down to the planet and within five minutes he had been vapourised by an alien death ray or poisoned by an innocuous looking plant.
In the past couple of years two of the key software development programmes within the Agency have switched from a traditional outsourced, waterfall-led arrangement, to a much more agile, internally controlled framework.
You know that old song about you saying ‘pot-at-o’ and me saying ‘pot-ay-to’ when we’re talking about the same thing? We often need to have similar conversations about data when you are designing interfaces. Data mapping is often deceptively easy, but …
Before I moved into the architecture space I diversified a little and ran a number of transformational IT projects. If you ever want to strike fear into a public sector project manager just say the word ‘Procurement’. In my experience …
Projects are hard. Especially IT ones. As well as considering the business objectives you also need to consider lots of other things: the sort of technology platform, the support model, security.
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