A wet afternoon at Lords yesterday, so the conversation naturally turned to e-government. I was only there for two sessions, one of which was my own, so didn’t get a great feel for the event as a whole, but I did get to see Michael Stephenson – the Technology Director (and CIO) for DfES.
His presentation was striking for the slide which he described as being the strategy – the picture on the right is the full model. DfES are in a very distinctive position of course, both in terms of what the technology is for and in terms of the points of service delivery (23,000 schools, for a start), but it is a powerful and succinct framework.
They are now going through their project portfolio to group in terms of these four areas and then to prioritise activity within them.