I am Super thrilled to announce that Scrumconnect Consulting work with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Retirement Bereavement and Care have been shortlisted for 3 UKIT awards. The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. These are the awards I always aimed to get into because I jokingly tell my colleagues that UKIT awards are like Bafta's of IT awards in UK. So it feels even more special to be listed for
Best Public Sector IT Project of the Year
Digital Transformation Project of the Year
Special award – Organisational exit from the pandemic
This wouldn't have been possible without great work by DWP and SC colleagues.
We delivered User-centered design and automated straight-through processing mean the citizen experience is simple, easy, and available online 24/7. For DWP it is low cost, efficient, accurate, and means timely State Pension processing for 12 million citizens and £101bn annually. The service takes 80% of claims online and 66% are automatically processed straight-through to citizens. More info of the service
Through incredible dedication and hard work, a team was able to design and develop a brand new digital service that enabled citizens to apply for Pension Credit 24/7, without the need to phone DWP. In only 4 weeks the new service was live and achieved an online channel shift of 50% within the first month, and took over 70,000 new claims within the first quarter.The professionalism, dedication commitment to quality, and pace of the team and stakeholders responsible for the service were terrific. The impact it had on vulnerable citizens being able to get the benefits they needed was huge and the lessons learned are being iterated to become a fully automated end-to-end service in the future. More info on the service
"We are really pleased to have worked with Scrumconnect, who have successfully supported the outcome of transforming Get Your State Pension through their expertise in digital service, design and delivery" -Ian Patton, Deputy Director for Retirement, Bereavement and Care, DWP
Rob Deri, Acting Group CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “These awards celebrate the very best of our sector. Information Technology has a major impact on every aspect of our daily lives and the role of the IT professional has never been more important. Congratulations to DWP and Scrumconnect Consulting for being shortlisted and I wish you the best of luck as you head towards the finals.”
Tom Allen, Editorial Director, Computing, says: “Reaching the shortlist for the UK IT Industry Awards is a fantastic achievement. Each year we distil hundreds of entries down to the very best of the best with a rigorous and fiercely independent selection process, and earning a spot on that list is something to be truly proud of. Congratulations to DWP and Scrumconnect Consulting on making it this far - we look forward to seeing you on the judging day.”
Scrumconnect Consulting is an award winning tech consultancy building public sector services that have positively impacted over 40 million UK citizens. We work with over 340 exceptionally talented consultants specifically selected senior consultants for their skills and experience.