A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

A day in the life… Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. Here we meet Sam Larsen, a technical architect in the IT development team working on improving the quality … Continue reading A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

Message from the Keeper – October 2017

Life at RoS has been anything but dull over the last few weeks, with our work continuing apace. For me, the two highlights were the launch of ScotLIS last week and hosting the Registrars of Title Conference 2017 in Edinburgh. ScotLIS, which was delivered on time and on budget – meeting ministerial targets – is a key component of Registers of Scotland’s digital transformation. It … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – October 2017

A day in the life… of a scrum master

Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. First up is Adam Elghazi, scrum master! Hi Adam, thanks for agreeing to tell us a bit about what you do here! Q. … Continue reading A day in the life… of a scrum master

How agile underpins a successful project

We’re big advocates of agile working principles and agile frameworks here at RoS, such as scrum, Kanban and eXtreme Programming (XP). In our recent blog ‘An Intro to Scrum’, we looked at how using scrum ceremonies, such as sprints and retrospectives has helped drive forward the development process for one of our most important upcoming services, ScotLIS. Here, we’ll delve deeper into the agile methodologies … Continue reading How agile underpins a successful project

An intro to Scrum

Scrum is one of the most popular structures for implementing agile here at RoS. You can brush up on your agile knowledge here with our handy blog ‘How agile underpins a successful project’ (what are the chances?!) Welcome back. So now you know that scrum and agile are not actually the same thing we can ask what differentiates scrum from other agile frameworks, such as … Continue reading An intro to Scrum

On our registers: John Rae

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer here at RoS. A lot of what we do here at Registers of Scotland (RoS) is future-focused. Whether its new digital services or completion of the land register, we’re looking forward. History is a big part of Scotland’s story though, and we hold huge amounts of it in our registers. For example, the 30 September marked the 204th … Continue reading On our registers: John Rae

Message from the Keeper – September 2017

From events and customer engagement to newly-released reports, September has been another busy month at Registers of Scotland. Earlier this month, we released our annual report, covering the 2016-17 financial year. The report not only showcases our financial statements for the year, but also the importance of customer focus, and developments in new products and services, that have defined RoS since we began our digital … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – September 2017