The R2-D2 discovery sprint
This discovery sprint looked into how Defence as a whole assesses 'readiness' (supply and demand) of the people and the equipment in our military. Reporting 'readiness' is done both against the Defence Plan (our committed forces) and for all other ad hoc tasks. And because we’re nerds, we have called this the 'Readiness Reporting and Deployability Discovery' – or R2-D2.
The Royal Navy's NELSON Standards are a design system and web component library to help other digital teams to deliver applications that can be used by the Royal Navy and they are doing it in the open.
The Defence Digital Service (DDS), a new group in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are here to help pave the way for the rapid delivery of user-centred products and services in Defence. Using modern practices and technologies, they are aiming to bring tactical and strategic advantage by responding rapidly to user needs, both in the office and in the battlespace.
A ‘First Look’ is a 2-day pre-discovery workshop that brings together stakeholders with digital experts. It allows the Royal Navy's digital transformation team from NELSON to understand just enough about the subject to recommend the next steps.
NELSON recently completed a discovery into the Royal Navy's Trial's, Training, Tactics Evaluation (T3E) community, and this post shows how it was done.