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Mode 2 Meetup: How to scale and remain agile

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at Registers of Scotland.

After three and a half years working at Skyscanner, Greg Urquhart’s an expert at implementing Agile methods across big teams (we’re talking 650 staff here). His presentation for the Mode2 Meetup at the Registers of Scotland (RoS) in November focused on how to remain Agile when working at scale.

‘When people talk about scaling and agile, scaling dominates everyone’s thinking… and the bit about agility drops away,’ Greg explained via Skype. ‘This is fundamentally the wrong approach to take.’

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How to be agile: 5 key takeaways from the Mode 2 event

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at Registers of Scotland.

What is Agile… and how can you implement it in your organisation? These were just a few of the questions raised at the latest Mode2 Meetup, hosted at the Registers of Scotland’s (RoS) Edinburgh offices at Meadowbank House.

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Land register application API – public beta

Discover how you can help us to improve our new digital service.

Blog by Scott Clarke, Product Owner at Registers of Scotland.

RoS is pleased to announce that the Land Register (LR) application API Service has progressed to public beta. This means we have developed the service to the point where it is stable and ready for a wider group of users to begin working with it to provide valuable feedback.

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Our guidance just got beta…

Blog by Scott McLear, Senior Digital Manager at Registers of Scotland.

At the start of 2016 we gauged opinions on our new website a year after it was launched.

The result of the feedback was the development and creation of our new knowledge base microsite providing a new home for registration guidance and additional support content (getting started guides, tutorials, hints and tips etc.).

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#TheKeeper – Going digital Down Under

Blog by Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.

Half way through the annual Registrars of Title conference here in Perth, Western Australia, it’s a good time to pause for a moment of reflection. The theme of the conference is disruptive technology and that has so much relevance for RoS as we move forward with our business transformation programme.

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A month of milestones and landmarks

Blog by Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.

It has been a busy month of milestones and landmarks at Registers of Scotland. We began by adding the iconic Register House, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street, to the Land Register of Scotland. It was a historic day for both organisations with the registration of the historic building making National Records of Scotland the first public body to add all of its property to the digital, map-based land register.

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#TheKeeper – Future Proofing RoS

Blog by Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.

It’s been a busy month at RoS as we work on plans to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines in 2017, continue to develop new products like our Digital Discharge Service and work closely with key stakeholders and external institutions on projects such as our Development Plan Approval scheme and sponsorship of a Master’s degree from the University of Glasgow.

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