Digital Government

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Digital Government Transformation best practices.

The Scottish Government has defined an inspiring, ambitious goal for the country to become a world leading digital nation by 2020.

However, research earlier this year from Civica identified an alarming reality gap between these high-level aims and the public sector charged with making them happen:

  • “57% of local government employees in Scotland do not believe the nation will achieve its digital vision by 2020.”
  • “Only 43% of local government workers believe the country will achieve its vision of being recognised as a truly digital nation by 2020.”
  • “only 19% of local government employees in Scotland believe their organisation has a clear vision for its transformation journey”.

Sharing Best Practices

Our Digital Government ebook will document ongoing best practices for how to best address these challenges, sharing expertise for agencies to develop their own vision for Digital Transformation and become a component part of realizing the overall digital nation strategy for Scotland, covering:

  • Agile Digital – Transformation skills and practices including Digital Service Design and Agile software development, referencing exemplar case studies like Registers of Scotland and in particular where they offer repeatable template resources like Aberdeen City Council.
  • Cloud Adoption – A review of the Scottish Government’s Data Hosting and Data Centre Strategy, and a vendor showcase of major providers like AWS and Microsoft.
  • Digital Identity – Open standards and Identity as a Service platform design to enable integrated and seamless single My Account architecture.
  • Procurement and Project Management – Audit Scotland recommendations for successful digital transformation, based on analysis of prior failed projects and a round up of procurement and project management due diligence.
  • Open Government – Enabling develop innovations through open data and open source.