Data democratisation is a hot topic for analysts, so at the Government Digital Service we wanted to share how we’ve approached this by understanding teams’ user needs for data and what we’ve learned whilst working with these data sources.
Peter Jordan - Head of Performance and Data Analysis, GDS
I'm Head of Performance and Data Analysis at GDS. I run the GDS community and the x-Government Performance Analysis meet-ups.
Four years ago we redefined our role in GDS. Since then we've built an active community of practice across government and worked to build a 'data culture' within product teams. Find out what we've done and our plans for the next year.
Digital analytics and other data sets tell us what is happening, and user research helps us understand why. So, working together, our two disciplines can provide richer insight for our colleagues in multidisciplinary teams. In October, between 70 and 80 …
We’ll shortly be recruiting some additional performance analysts in GDS. To give potential candidates a flavour of what it’s like, I asked my two newest colleagues to describe their experience of joining.
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I'm posting a link to Tim Leighton-Boyce's recent post on the Inside GOV.UK blog. It's an excellent example of engaging the whole agile team with data, and working closely with user researchers to validate that behaviours observed in usability testing are demonstrated at …
Data and performance analyst colleagues working in central government will be familiar with the GDS Performance Platform. In many cases you will be responsible for the data that appears on a dashboard. The Performance Platform team has run and completed …
MeasureCamp London VIII took place with close to 300 participants on March 5th, 2016.
Last week some GDS performance and data analysts made a ‘field trip’ down the road to the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in the Strand. The exhibition curators aim to highlight “the datafication of our world and how …
Some 65 people from across central government and the wider public sector came together on 11 February at the National Audit Office for the third Government services analytics meet up. We originally conceived of the meet ups as a way …
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This is a cross government blog about our work with data and the way we’re using performance analysis and data science techniques to improve service delivery and policy outcomes, and our work to find, access and use open government data.
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