How are we using our values to maintain and improve the wellbeing of PDS staff? Head of Digital Capability Julie Byrne reflects on a tumultuous few months and what's been happening.
The workload was intense, the scale of project vast. Programme Manager Jane McCarthy describes how Microsoft Teams was rolled out to 9,200 staff during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Two reporters from our colleagues at Hansard offer a glimpse of what it is like to report on parliamentary business in a virtual world because of the coronavirus pandemic.
By forming a ‘CrossGov Digital Business Partner’ group, a PDS team hopes to build a sustainable support network, share success stories and navigate difficult terrain that comes with the job.
Guilds are our communities of practice across PDS - find out what they do and hear from guild leads about their experiences.
Amanda McArdle has written this blog post to talk about the team behind a recent project and how they used the PDS cultural values to drive the work.
One of the teams in PDS has recently used agile to help structure and improve their approach on a project. Ben Atkinson shares his thoughts on using agile beyond software development.
Franny Gant writes about bringing everyone together for user research for a recent project and why it's important to have the right people in the room.
Jane McCarthy reflects on how her team completed a complex programme with very tight timescales and how the team culture got them through a challenging piece of work (as well as lots of cake).
We recently completed a project with the Parliamentary Archives to create a new website and we talk about the lessons we learned in this blog post.