21. Ecosystem

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Identify how your service aligns with Scotland’s digital ecosystem.

How point 21 improves the service

The Digital Ecosystem allows for knowledge transfer and the reuse of capabilities developed across a variety of service patterns.

  • other services can reuse the capabilities they’ve created
  • other services don’t end up doing work they’ve already done and they reduce costs in government as a whole

How they’ll be assessed

Their assessment and the questions the assessors ask them will vary depending on their service and what it does.

In the discovery assessment

To pass the discovery assessment, the service team usually needs to show that they:

  • have thought about how their service will interact with Scotland’s digital ecosystem
  • are aware of their service pattern
  • have considered where common capabilities from the digital ecosystem fit in with their service
  • have undertaken value chain mapping

In the alpha assessment

To pass the alpha assessment, the service team usually needs to show that they:

  • have an understanding of the digital ecosystem and which service patterns they align with
  • can demonstrate a knowledge of where common capabilities sit within their service and how they can make use of or contribute to the digital ecosystem

In the beta assessment

To pass the beta assessment, the service team usually needs to show that they:

  • can show awareness of the principles of the digital ecosystem approach and demonstrate their service pattern
  • show what value chain mapping has been undertaken by the service
  • can demonstrate an understanding of where common capabilities sit within their service
  • have considered other organisations that may be partners with which they can share common knowledge and capabilities
  • can hold discussions with the Digital Ecosystems Unit on how they can use capabilities from, or contribute to, the digital ecosystem