back to article NHS Digital sets aside £800m of taxpayers' pork to inject a bit of Agile development into its 'ongoing live services'

With £800m of other people's money in hand, UK central government is on the hunt for DevOps folk to build and manage live NHS services and oversee data system migration under the "Digital Capability for Health" scheme. Crown Commercial Services, the buying arm of The Cabinet Office, said in the sort of nebulous way only public …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    knapkins at the ready folks

    the troughs about to get a filling! get those snouts in...

    1. codejunky Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: knapkins at the ready folks

      Wonder if they will get rid of fax machines yet?

  2. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
    Holmes

    NHS & Agile?

    This won't end well.

    roll up, roll up. The next big gravy train is pulling in to an A&E near you.

  3. bronskimac

    Agile development?

    Didn't their last big foray into Agile development go tits up spectacularly? Someone is going to get rich.

  4. batfink Silver badge

    There's nothing like a clear set of requirements...

    ...and that's nothing like a clear set of requirements.

    So, as far as I can make out, they want people to do "DevOpsy stuff". Do I smell our friends (and their friends) in NHSX then?

  5. EnviableOne Silver badge

    They cant do waterfall

    till they can execute projects properly, going to agile is just going to make bigger messes

    NHSX is full of App UpCock's cronies and has no clue, there is no point moiving to agile devops in the NHS, before you do that yopu actually need to have some Ops to Dev

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