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Scottish Digital Government

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  1. Digital Government Transformation
    4 Topics
  2. Service Design
    4 Topics
  3. Agile Development
    2 Topics
  4. Digital Identity
    6 Topics
  5. Connecting Scotland
    2 Topics
  6. Government Cloud and Applications
    6 Topics
  7. Local Government
    3 Topics
  8. Digital Health and Social Care
    3 Topics
  9. Digital Democracy
    1 Topic
Lesson 3 of 9
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Agile Development

digitalscotland July 13, 2021

Agile is an approach for teams to develop digital services quickly and effectively.

As Wikipedia describes Agile is a set of practices intended to improve the effectiveness of software development professionals, teams, and organizations. It involves discovering requirements and developing solutions through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customers.

The UK Government mandates the use of Agile for developing services, providing an introduction to the approach and reference case studies.

The building block of this activity are ‘User Stories’. Gov.uk documents a guide for how to write them, and Registers of Scotland offer this example. The Agile Modeling guide describes a detailed analysis of their role within Agile practices, within a context of Stakeholder Engagement.

An essential aspect of Agile Development is that it is linked to a robust Service Design methodology, to provide a control system that ensures the software being built meets user needs.