Week #77 at the Digital Service: Notes for 16–20 October 2023

On Thursday, Martin co-ran the annual Delivery Offisite with over 60 people from all delivery disciplines participating. On Friday, in his 77th week at Digital Service, he shared work on justice services with the advisory council of the government’s digital strategy.

Week #76 at the Digital Service: Notes for 9–13 October 2023

In week 76, Martin worked closely with the team, developing the digital court claims service. He also co-led a session at the NExT camp and joined a community workshop of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival. During a lunch break, he gave his recent conference talk on the long slog of public service design to interested colleagues.

Week #75 at the Digital Service: Notes for 2–6 October 2023

Martin took the big stage together with GDS colleague Kara to talk about the long slog of public service design. He also organised a community gathering for international colleagues and co-ran an open studio night – all part of the Service Design Global Conference in Berlin.

Week #74 at the Digital Service: Notes for 25–29 September 2023

Discussing people’s performances and possible salary changes, participating in workshops and having many conversations throughout the short week, Martin was busy in week 74 at Digital Service. He also started preparing for the coming week, which includes a conference talk, a community gathering and an open studio night.

Week #73 at the Digital Service: Notes for 18–22 September 2023

Photo: Jeffrey Allen

Martin was out and about in his week 73 at DigitalService, travelling to Edinburgh to participate and talk at the ‘Service Design in Government’ conference. With his GDS colleague Kara, he spoke about the long slog of public service design, a topic that resonated with people. Martin also co-ran a remote community of practice gathering on design systems for German public servants.

Week #72 at the Digital Service: Notes for 11–15 September 2023

DigitalService opened its doors again in Martin’s week 72 there. He helped organise and run a public-facing meetup on ‘designing a more digital Berlin’. He also worked more closely with some teams, prepared performance reviews and saw the first peer-review report against the Service Standard getting published.

Week #70 at the Digital Service: Notes for 28 August–1 September 2023

Colleagues from the Federal Ministry of Justice joined for a 3-hour workshop around applying the Service Standard to new justice services and what that means in practice. Martin also participated in several workshops throughout his week 70 at Digital Service – discussing matrix org structures, cross-discipline objectives and improved ways of working together.

Week #67 at the Digital Service: Notes for 7–11 August 2023

During his week 67 at Digital Service, Martin was glad to see the 3rd Service Standard report published – documenting the team’s work on the digital identity service component ‘BundesIdent’. Throughout the week, he made progress with preparing articles, talks, and events for the coming weeks and months.