• Technology Assurance Framework – what we learned from Digital Standard Assessments in 2022/23  

    18th October 2023 by

    In 2022/23 28 Digital Standard Assessments were completed under the Technology Assurance Framework (TAF). The Digital Assurance Office, who administer the TAF, want to share the lessons learned from our assurance reviews. This blog shares our insights on the areas that presented the most challenge to projects going through a Digital Standard Assessment in 2022/23.

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  • Technology Assurance Framework – what we learned from Major Digital Project Reviews in 2022/23

    4th October 2023 by

    Guest blog by Laura Johnstone, Continuous Improvement team, Digital Assurance Office. In 2022/23 45 Major Digital Project Reviews were completed under the Technology Assurance Framework (TAF). The TAF was introduced to support programmes and projects to deliver successful outcomes. The Framework is intended to improve delivery and ensure that the lessons learned from previous experience...

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  • Service design and COTS products

    24th February 2022 by

    Blog by Serena Nusing, Senior Service Designer, Digital Directorate. Often, when organisations start a new IT project or require new software, there is a question about whether to build the solution themselves or to buy it. When it comes to the buying option, organisations are then often presented with a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product that...

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  • Update to Digital First Service Standard

    15th February 2021 by

    Find out what’s changed and what it means for teams delivering public services.   We’ve updated the Digital First Service Standard. The updated standard is now called the Digital Scotland Service Standard, with a new, risk-based approach to assessment being developed by the Digital Assurance Office to be confirmed in April. The Digital First Service...

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