CWDS Organizes DesignOps Team

The CWDS DesignOps team has organized as a centralized unit that will provide human-centered research and design services for all digital services across the project developing software to replace the child welfare legacy system.

As project staff previously assigned to individual digital services, the group is now officially formed with team members reporting up through one organization to operate as a collective, working on a common backlog prioritized by product leadership across the digital services. This change will give CWDS an enterprise-wide view of important features that will help the project deliver world class software and expedite the deployment of CWS-CARES.

The team is led by Gregg Hill as Product Owner. Members include: Alyssa Burke, Robert Chilton, Christy Dunwoodie, Danny Eck, Geoff Heath, Antoinette Houston, Matt Johnson, Maria Kuznetsova, Liz Lin, Amy Lee, Jan Schafer, Julia Schaumburg and Lori Stevenson.

DesignOps occupies a studio space, now referred to as the CWDS Research + Design Studio, on the first floor of CWDS headquarters in Sacramento.