DVSA Director of Services and Technology James Munson driving the journey to agility

DVSA's Director of Services and Technology, James Munson, is trying to help have a positive impact on the organisation's culture, increase its agility and prepare the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency for a future encompassing driverless cars.

In his role as Director of Digital Services and Technology since March 2015, Munson was speaking to the CIO UK podcast at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona after delivering a presentation about the DVSA's digital transformation initiatives.

"When I joined, the DVSA was on a journey to move away from large outsource contracts and towards building some of our technology using public cloud," he said. Now, he believes they are in the middle of this journey.

During his presentation Munson discussed how he had ensured executive level buy in for new ways of working, in particular, the adoption of an Agile approach. "Back when I joined there was a limited understanding of what Agile was about - working in that way of continuous delivery," Munson said. He suggested getting the executives together in an educational capacity, to explain the concepts and answer any questions they might have.