How to support colleagues and implement cultural change to enable digital delivery in Government organisations

Delivery teams across government are working hard on exciting new projects as well as supporting existing systems and applications. In many organisations, alongside this core delivery activity, they have also been exploring transformative work to:

  1. Introduce multi-disciplinary teams
  2. Adopt agile ways of working and deliver to the GDS Service Standard

I jumped out of bed yesterday, forgot to eat anything and rushed to my first HIIT spinning class in 15 months. It was going ok but 30 mins in, just after the most intense part of the class, I wasn’t feeling great. I stopped and sat down…next thing I know…

I took a much-needed break last week. I received one of those emails from HR asking everyone to check their holiday allowance and turns out I still had 90% of my annual leave remaining — So I promptly booked 3 days off.

Football

Let’s just get the football out of the…

Recently, I have been able to put some of the ‘project’ things on hold and spent more time with some of my direct reports. With objectives high on the agenda this month, I used this time to discuss how they could stretch themselves over the coming year.

I’ve been proud…

It’s been one of those weeks where the weekend can’t come soon enough. I’ve been feeling quite frustrated, demotivated and somewhat absent-minded. I’ve been unable to focus in meetings and it’s taken me ages to complete tasks. …

Work is starting to pick up again this week following a relatively quiet one last week. My areas of focus were succession planning, team check-ins and more x-gov conversations with colleagues from DfE and Defra.

Highlights

One important update I forgot to mention last week was that I got my first…

With school holidays this week, the ‘office’ has been a lot quieter, meaning less time in meetings and more time to tick things off the to-do list like writing this week note!

Highlight

With the Bank Holiday weekend, I was finally able to invite friends over after what feels like an…

Reviewing processes and making tweaks can bring wide-ranging and longstanding benefits to a team

I recently caught up with an old colleague of mine. We had a chat about our time working together; the great people we worked with and the impact our work made to the end users.

One of the things that we looked back on was the difficulty we had in…

Rumman Amin

Digital Delivery & Transformation in Government.

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