Tag Technology

LocalGovDrupal with Kate Hurr and Will Callaghan

LocalGovDrupal is an open source implementation of the classic Drupal content management system hat has been developed by councils for councils, with the help of some funding from MHCLG. It is, by my reckoning, the best example I have seen of open source use in local government, largely because councils are contributing to the project […]

FREE online workshop: Matching user needs with tech capabilities

A while ago I shared a post with a template showing how you can take a capability-based approach to picking technology by focusing on user needs. There has been a fair bit of interest in it since it was published, so I thought it might be useful to run a short online workshop running through […]

Digital workplace with Sharon O’Dea

I really enjoyed this conversation with Sharon O’Dea about the digital workplace. She shares an absolute tonne of insight into how organisations have responded to remote working in lockdown, what impact that has had on the use of internal technology, and what culture and behaviour change is going to be needed in future. I managed […]

Legends of low code recording

This Tuesday Nick and I ran the legends of low code panel session, and much fun was had, and great learning shared. I was joined by: Kev Rowe, Croydon Council Craig Barker, Cumbria County Council Clare Evans, Tewkesbury Borough Council Lee Gallagher, Hertsmere Council Check out the video recording above, to hear about the great […]

Legends of Low Code online event

Update 16/7/2021 – here’s a link to the recording of this session. On Tuesday 13 July, between 2pm and 3.30pm I will have the pleasure of chairing a panel session discussing the use of low code platforms in local government. I’ve been involved in the implementation of low code in a couple of councils, and […]

Matching user needs with tech capabilities

Something that I have found helps an awful lot is having a simple way to match identified user needs with the technology capabilities needed to meet them. It helps in two main ways: by encouraging people to consider the user needs they are trying to meet before thinking about technology solutions (always tempting, but dangerous!) […]