A blog post from Balaji Anbil, Head of the Digital Architecture and Cyber Security team at HMCTS. Balaji talks about how his Digital Architecture team will bring a common framework to support the Reform programme in developing citizen-centric, sustainable, and resilient digital services to meet the needs of courts users.
Working at HMCTS
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood, confirming HMCTS will begin the ‘Professional Entry Scheme’ pilot intending to ease queues to get into court buildings and allow easier and swifter court access for legal professionals.
Agile delivery allows for the iterative and evolving design and implementation of services to meet user needs – and this is a good thing. The challenge this can face, however, is that designs can focus on the Minimum Viable Product and so when products start scaling or have additional contexts applied, the system can need substantial re-engineering or re-implementation to address these challenges.
One of GDS’s design principles is ‘Do the hard work to make it simple’. This is directed at transformational programmes like the Common Platform and the delivery teams working within it. Right now, those of us working in the Common Platform Programme are living out the reality of this principle – we’re working hard to uncover the essence of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) so that we have clean, clear service design that feels simple to use.
Like many government departments and arm length bodies, the CJS Common Platform Programme (CJSCP) has adopted Agile processes and put it at the heart of what we do. From my experience while working in CJSCP, I have detailed in this blog post a number of ‘danger signs’ that may indicate your organisation is not embracing Agile ways of working.
I’m Adam Gwinnett, the Architecture Lead for the CJS Common Platform Programme. I’d like to take some time to explain how we are following the Agile software methodology in the development and delivery of our products and services.