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Discovery & Pre-Discovery

Aligned with the GDS Service Standard & Technology Code of Practice
THINGS THAT START WELL, USUALLY END WELL

100 Discoveries and counting…

Our Discovery service helps organisations understand user-needs, test risky assumptions, and develop value propositions in a pragmatic and impartial way. We’ve experience of supporting over 100 discoveries across 14+ Government departments. Our team is made up of former Lead GDS Service Standard assessors, as well as former Heads of Product, Heads of BA, and Heads of UCD. We specialise in the tricky up-front stuff, from opportunity pipeline to pre-discovery (we prefer to call it ‘Exploration’) and Discovery.

Benefits of our Service

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Delivers desirable, viable, feasible, and evidence-based opportunities – enabling better decisions
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Reconciles ambitions, goals, vision, and purpose with practical, situational realities
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Savings and efficiencies through shared business capabilities, removing duplication
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Align to digital and technology spend controls
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Aligns with CDDO/GDS Service Standard and Technology Code of Practice
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Support decisions: move to Alpha or to stop
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Understanding rough order of magnitude costs and benefits
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Reduces problems in delivery and live service, as well as provides better audit decisions
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Understanding potential organisation inertia, whilst meeting legacy and operational habits
Got a Question?

Answers to some common questions we get asked…

Either get in touch via the site, or feel free to reach out to Scott Colfer, our Director of Product over LinkedIn.

Head over to our Frameworks area in the first instance, here you can find all of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) frameworks we’re on, as well as numerous others.

Check out our Frameworks area, here you can find all of the procurement frameworks we’re currently on. Alternatively get in touch if you want to chat through or discuss other options.

We do! It’s aimed at cohorts of 10 or above. Check out our Service Standard Training offer for more details.

Short answer is yes! But not just the Service Standard, we also consider and work to the Technology Code of Practice too.

Yes, definitely. Our Discovery service is based on best practice, and applies to all sectors and industries. Including Higher Education, Financial Services, Local Authorities, Insurance, Retail/eCommerce, and everything else in-between.

We usually provide a full Discovery squad for our engagements, but can offer partial teams of specialists in certain circumstances.

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Experts, built on experience

100 Discoveries, 80+ years experience.

Yup, we’ve got a lot of T-shirts.