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How designing with policy creates better services

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Pete Bates

Pete Bates, a Content Designer at BPDTS, based in Newcastle, explains why designing with policy helps create better services. Part of Pete’s work is to ensure the service team with whom he works has the information they need. Asking the right questions, in a way that makes sense, improves the user journey by highlighting the essential information citizens need.

Life of a tech support manager in lockdown

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John Kiely, BPDTS End User Computing Associate

John Kiely, a BPDTS End User Computing Associate, based in Worcester, shares a snapshot of his experience supporting home-based colleagues throughout lockdown. Find out why John loves working in an ever-changing environment. Overcoming challenges, problem-solving, engaging with employees across the UK, is all part of the job.

5 reasons why 'done' is the most powerful word in Agile

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Chris Johnson, Senior Agile Delivery Manager at BPDTS

Getting to 'done' is a journey defined by how well a team works together and iterates. From process flows to collaboration, agile teams work towards a shared goal – 'done'. Learn why Chris Johnson, Senior Agile Delivery Manager at BPDTS, thinks 'done' is the most important, yet least understood word in Agile practice.

Tips on how to design good services

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Product Talk: Special with Lou Downe

As a core part of BPDTS's organisational culture, we’re creating an environment where learning is key to everything we do – where time spent working equals time spent learning. The BPDTS Product Talks provide an opportunity for people to learn as part of their continued personal development. In the latest Product Talk, we heard Lou Downe, former Director of Design and Service Standards for the UK Government (GDS), speak about service literacy. Keep reading to learn why good services are verbs, not nouns.