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This report looks at how DVSA managed to successfully complete a transformation from an old legacy mainframe solution to a modern cloud-hosted solution delivered on time and on budget.


  • Organizations need to plan for the non-functional aspects of any agile development ensure these are built in to the development process.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the importance of assessing the providers against a common framework and use this to regularly review how they are delivering against expectations.
  • Learn how the cloud enabled a major country-wide transformation of the MOT service,

Key questions answered

  • Why must agile be well thought through?
  • Why is the partnership with the vendor and the management of suppliers critical to success?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for public sector organizations
  • Recommendations for vendors

The cloud enabled a major transformation of MOT services

  • Setting the business context
  • The role of ICT/services in solving the problem

Lessons learned

  • Agile is not easy and must be well thought through
  • The partnership with the vendor and the management of suppliers are critical to success
  • Ensure the IT organization is structured for the new reality of cloud and agile delivery
  • Moving to the cloud brings value-added benefits


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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