Lean start-up for Government - Lean Agile Manchester Meetup

Lean start-up for Government - experience reports from two government projects doing user needs driven development.

Presented by Alex Johnston

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we gather at Tech Hub Manchester to discuss all things Lean, Agile, and Kanban. The calendar of events can be found here. 

The #hashtag for this group is #lamanc


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  • Ethar A.

    Very informative! The innards of public sector computing are like a black box, so it's a great opportunity to see what's inside it... even if sometimes it's Pandora's

    July 16

    • Philip V.

      imho, the "innards' are the same as any BIG IT organisation... inhouse, outsourced etc, some a few suppliers, some every name you can mention. Government has some of the heaviest metal out there eg DWP pays "£70bn in social security payments", and delivers to some of the most vulnerable people in society - failure hurts badly - so risk mgt. governance, assurance, gating etc are intense and part of the culture for sound reasons. Reconfiguring services across the number of contractual , organisational, and technology interfaces ? plain old hard work. Succeed though and you make a real difference to many people. Policy idiocy is another matter, and IT is often the receiving end of that. http://www.computerwe...­

      July 18

  • Darren H.

    Hey sorry I've had to drop out at the last minute. Moving house next week and I've underestimated the number of boxes! Ian - if there's any notes/slides from the talk please can you share them with the group.

    July 16

  • Alexander W.

    Hi, is any prior experience required to join the meetup? I am interested in taking a Scrum master's course in november and I thought it might help to meet others who have an interest in Agile and start working on my knowledge as early as possible.

    July 16

    • Ethar A.

      Not usually. There's generally a mix of abilities and experience. Plus, it's an environment that's welcoming to new folk, since it helps spread the message anyway.

      July 16

  • ruby_gem

    Is this at MadLab or TechHub?

    July 4

    • Ian C.

      Hi Gemma - just updated the location!

      July 7

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