Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Simon Walder

Scott Logic

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

Delivering digital services is hard, there’s no doubt about it. That fact is often, if not always, underestimated. Putting aside dependencies, legacy technology and the infamous unknown unknowns, it’s often made exponentially harder well before a single line of code is written. The context and needs of even very specific public services typically prove to be complex, and only grow more so when you dig deeper.

In this session, we explore the benefits of starting small to (ultimately) build big: why this is difficult to do in practice; how to identify when it’s going wrong; and reasons why it goes wrong. To illustrate the challenges, we look at how we approached prototyping and proof of concept at the DWP.


Conference Themes: Prototyping, Ways of working.

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