- building digital capability, which empowers Parliament to achieve its digital ambitions
Strategy in action
Comprehensive training and development is being provided to staff and Members of both Houses.
- support calls are reduced
- staff and members are aware of what opportunities technology offers them in their roles
- digital skills are mainstream and central for many staff
Parliament is gradually transitioning to a completely new website and a more sustainable website platform. We launched our first public beta pages for the new website on 27 March 2017 and will add many more services and features.
- we'll be in a position to decommission the current site in 2018
- a fully responsive (mobile) and searchable website
- there will be clear and agreed standards for online publishing
- our website will meet AA guidelines
Agile ways of working
We're using new methods that encourage agile practice and culture. We want to use agile methodologies in as many projects as possible.
- we're more flexible
- we can react to changing needs
- we'll see earlier results from Parliament’s investment in digital transformation
User research, design and content
We have new user research, design, service design and digital content teams working collaboratively across Parliament to put user needs at the centre of our digital products. We design, test and iterate digital services based on user research, data and analytics. We're launching a new, modern brand identity for Parliament in 2017.
- we can make more informed design decisions
- services we create are based on data, research and feedback gathered from users
- we're improving the consistency and quality of our content
- Parliamentary content is more accessible
Business systems integration
Integration between different Parliamentary business systems.
- there's a measurable improvement in the quality of internal data produced
- less duplication of effort
- we can reuse existing data for multiple applications
- better use of new technologies
- data can be used for information reporting
Using corporate information means we can monitor our projects and programmes and how efficient we are in general.
- more real-time information is available
- management are able to make effective decisions
- we can measure how we're doing on our journey through digital transformation
- we can prove that we're delivering results
We’re making Office 365 and its suite of tools including Outlook 365, SharePoint and OneDrive available to all parliamentary users. We're providing engagement and training in how to make the most of these tools.
- we're reducing storage costs
- improving capability for sharing information
- improving the ability for employees to work in a smarter and more collaborative way
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