Development stages

Digital Standards

1. Design with users

1.1 Research with users to understand their needs and the problems we want them to solve

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Alpha stage

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Alpha stage

1.2 Conduct ongoing testing with users to guide design and development

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Beta stage
Live stage

Implementation guides

Beta stage
Live stage

2. Iterate and improve frequently

2.1 Develop services using agile, iterative and user-centred methods

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2.2 Continuously improve in response to user needs

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2.3 Try new things, start small and scale up

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3. Work in the open by default

3.1 Share evidence, research and decision making openly

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5. Address security and privacy risks

5.1 Take a balanced approach to managing risk by implementing appropriate privacy and security measures

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Implementation guides

Alpha stage
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Reusable solutions

Alpha stage
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5.2 Make security measures frictionless so that they do not place a burden on users

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Alpha stage
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Implementation guides

Alpha stage
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Reusable solutions

Alpha stage
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Live stage

7. Empower staff to deliver better services

7.1 Make sure that staff have access to the tools, training and technologies they need

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Alpha stage
Beta stage
Live stage