Being an assessor is one of the most rewarding ways to learn about the services in government, how teams solve difficult challenges and lessons you can apply to your own work. Design assessor Laurence Berry shares what is involved and how to best support service teams.
The Service Standard and Manual have been around since 2013 and continuously evolved since then. In summer 2020, a new team started taking things into a new direction. In this blog post, they share what they have learned in recent months and why the future is community-led.
Service assessments ensure that a digital service is meeting the points of the Service Standard. But there have been times when services have not met the standard. That doesn’t mean failure. This blog post discusses the opportunities and support available for service teams.
In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in government activity needing services to be launched at very short notice. So we created a condensed version of service assessments to make sure services are still secure, resilient and accessible, focusing on the riskiest factors to launch.
The Standards Assurance Service Team at the Government Digital Service has adapted to running service assessments remotely. Here is our advice on how to make sure the remote service assessment works well.
This is the third of our 3 posts on improvements we’re making to service assessments. It is about our venture into a new frontier for GDS: Life after the Live assessment.
This second of 3 posts on improvements to service assessments focusses on what we’re doing to make sure assessors and service teams have a consistent understanding of updated Service Standard. It introduces assessor forums and the ‘Private Beta’ for the Standard.
The service assessments service is one of the largest services that GDS offers to the rest of government. Leighton Mitchell and Sanjay Poyzer looked at the operational efficiency of the current process and fixing the basics before putting themselves in a position to measure efficiency and success in a meaningful way.