In week 47 at the Digital Service, Martin could not stop talking about the Service Standard and how its consistent application would increase public service quality in Germany and reduce the likelihood of service failures. He co-ran an international community call, announced a new local Berlin public sector meetup while missing most of Services Week 2023.
Week #46 at the Digital Service: Notes for 13–17 March 2023
In week 46 at the Digital Service, Martin did many different things – from participating in workshops, attending existing and launching new meetups, to having exchanges with colleagues across government and abroad.
Week #45 at the Digital Service: Notes for 6–10 March 2023
Martin’s week 45 at the Digital Service included a public holiday: International Women’s Day. For that occasion, the design and comms team contributed to a Women Who Code meetup. Otherwise, Martin looked into team diversity data collection and spent time with community activity planning.
Week #44 at the Digital Service: Notes for 27 February–3 March 2023
In his 44th week at the Digital Service, Martin networked with students, discussed design seniority levels and opened new roles.
Week #43 at the Digital Service: Notes for 20–24 February 2023
In Martin’s 43rd week at the DigitalService, he co-presented in an international call about working in the open. Otherwise, the work was rather inward-facing, with many design management tasks.
Week #42 at the Digital Service: Notes for 13–17 February 2023
Week 42 included some training units – on accessibility and service design. Martin also attended a community kick-off for a new public sector design system.
Week #41 at the Digital Service: Notes for 6–10 February 2023
In week 41, students from the Netherlands visited the design team at DigitalService, and Martin spent time shaping quarterly objectives.
Week #40 at the Digital Service: Notes for 30 January–3 February 2023
In week 40 at Digital Service, Martin rewrote how design as an area of work and discipline is represented – through slides, principles and a new page on the web.
Week #39 at the Digital Service: Notes for 23–27 January 2023
Martin worked remotely in his 39th week at DigitalService. He caught up with former colleagues on international work, operational frameworks for service assurance and service performance tracking. He also worked on iterating formats for the growing design team.
Week #38 at the Digital Service: Notes for 16–20 January 2023
Martin followed up with some engaged readers of last week’s blog post, published another article and got deeper into OKRs for the coming quarter in his 38th week at the Digital Service.