Jen joined Parliament through the Speakers Parliamentary Placement Scheme. She tells us what it's like and how she went from a job in a law firm to having a job in Parliament.
Capability for us is making sure we have the right skills to deliver a digital service for Parliament. I lead on capability in the Digital Development directorate so here's an update on what we've done so far and what we want to do in the future.
The Digital Development team in PDS has rapidly expanded, and there are a lot of new faces. Feedback from our last away day showed that staff wanted to get to know colleagues. With this purpose in mind we decided to get everyone together to do some user research.
You do a project, make mistakes, find some solutions, and then forget about them. It’s a depressing thought, and has too often been true of IT projects and initiatives. Alan Bedford talks about what PDS has done to make sure we don't keep making the same mistakes.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day was "be bold for change". A good mantra for everyone, men and women. As I went to a Parliamentary reception to mark the event, I thought of that other quote, "Be the change you want to see".
Jo Clay, Head of Inclusive Resourcing at Equal Approach, explains what the "bro code" is and how to improve diversity in digital.
Last Tuesday, the Data and Search team held our second public event at Newspeak House. At the first outing, Dan Barrett gave a talk about our work and the various problems we're trying to fix. For the second event we decided on a change of format.
A monthly update from the PDS content team about what's going on with the blogs, social media, and website analytics.
As I settle into my new role as Parliament's Director of Transformation and embrace the challenges ahead, I'm reminded of the importance of diversity in today’s changing world.
As part of the Digital Strategy a transformation of Parliament’s technology infrastructure is underway. We're migrating services to the cloud and redesigning our network to support Parliament’s digital ambitions. Here Steve O’Connor talks about his experience of using Agile methods to bring about changes in technology.