5 steps to delivering better public sector services

One of Methods Digital’s Directors – and former GDS Transformation Programme Lead – Michael Beaven spoke at the Transforming Public Sector ICT Summit…


What does 'digital' mean?

Originally, the word digital was used to describe types of signals that could be interpreted as either 1 or 0. Like holding up fingers or digits - as…


Intelligent public services, digital politics and the paradox of Brexit

The Brexiteers’ vision of direct democracy requires progressive engagement with, and consolidation of, public service models across the continent. On…


Agile development

Should Government think like a start up?

David Carboni, Head of the Open Platform practice here at Methods Digital, offers some useful insights on when to use Agile planning and when not,…


The hidden exploitation of frontline staff by their own administrators

Tax or cuts? It’s a dilemma that has characterised British politics for the past six years, and shows little sign of abating. The public is told that…


Digital Government 2016 conference

Our Strategy Director, Mark Thompson, will be chairing the Digital Government 2016 conference on 20 April in central London. The event will bring…


Government cannot digitise unless it speaks the same language!

Please Mr Vaizey.  You asked for crowdsourced ideas for the future of government digital strategy.  The UK has learned much from the 'GDS1' first…


adur and worthing

Adur & Worthing councils show how digital innovation should be done

Paul Brewer of Adur & Worthing Councils describe how they are rewriting the rules of local service delivery with a new, Low-code development…


Breaking down cultural barriers to deliver digital transformation

Mike Beaven, director of digital at Methods Digital, who was until recently the transformation director for the Government Digital Service, talks to…


The need for a 'Capability Exchange' for digital government

Government needs to respond much more aggressively than it has done so far to the shared plumbing of the web. To do that, it needs to be prepared to…