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Readiness Reporting and Deployability Discovery (R2-D2) – the alpha awakens

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Back in January 2020, not long after we finished our Discovery sprint, we posted about a project called Readiness Reporting and Deployability Discovery, or R2-D2 for short. On May the 4th (obviously), we established a complete multi-disciplinary delivery team and …

Sustaining the fight – what we learned in discovery

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In the first of a 3-part series, the Army Design Ops team and Army Digital Services (ADS) Deployed Application Group; who are pioneering user-centred design and design thinking within Defence, share some key insights from working on a discovery phase …

Adapting the Government Digital Service Service Standard for Defence

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The Government Digital Service (GDS) Service Standard supports the development of consistent and user-friendly end-to-end government digital services and is made up of fourteen points, including ‘understand users and their needs’ and ‘make sure everyone can use the service’. Government …

Kickstarting service assessments in the Royal Navy

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For those working in digital across government, the Service Standard and assessment process will be familiar as a unifying vision of what good looks like for the design, build and running of services. The Government Digital Service (GDS) formally brought …

Dstl AI Fest: Lessons from running a virtual conference

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fest is a conference series started by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the MOD’s research arm, in 2018. Beginning as a small, largely internal, conference it has rapidly grown into the UK’s largest Defence and …