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Best use of agile for digital tax platform

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HMRC digital awarding winning digital platform
Steve Rowlands & Brigid McBride collect the award on behalf of HMRC digital

I recently attended Computing's inaugural DevOps Excellence Awards in London. They’re designed to showcase outstanding achievement from organisations, personalities and solutions operating within the DevOps space.

I am delighted to say that HMRC digital won the award for Best use of Agile, seeing off strong competition from the private sector. This is great public recognition of our hard work on creating the digital tax platform that supports our digital centres across the country to build and deliver great services for our personal and business customers.

Many organisations today see the benefits of implementing a DevOps culture, with faster, more iterative software releases, more innovation and more nimble service delivery, and we are really seeing that in the way we can quickly deliver and evolve our digital services.

We have worked hard in the last few years within HMRC to transform the way we deliver and operate our IT services, which is helping us develop great digital services and APIs for our customers.  We’ve succeeded in building a strong DevOps culture within our digital teams, something we’re very proud of and which ultimately helps our customers. We’re now working with our colleagues right across HMRC to help promote DevOps principles throughout our wider IT community.

Steve Rowlands

Digital Operations

If you’d like to join our award-winning team, take a look at our current vacancies page or send us your CV to consider

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  1. Comment by Steven Storey posted on

    Thanks for the very prompt reply. Two of your colleagues have already responded with a view to setting this up. Gold service indeed!

  2. Comment by Steve posted on

    Hi Steven, We’d be happy to arrange a visit for your team and share our agile experiences with you. I’ll ask one of our team to contact you directly. Good luck in your agile journey. Steve

  3. Comment by Steven Storey posted on

    Having just started our Agile journey, I'd like to bring a small delegation to the Newcastle DDC to see Agile in action. How would I go about doing that?

  4. Comment by Lee Hawksworth posted on

    It's fantastic recognition Steve for fantastic work to create a fantastic Digital Tax Platform. Congrats to you and your DevOps teams!
    We too are seeing the benefit of a DevOps culture, organisation and operation across our API delivery and working with the software industry and other intermedaries.