Approach and ethos

From Open Government Pioneer Project
Revision as of 10:28, 3 August 2016 by Ruchirshah (talk | contribs)

Overall approach

  • Open approach, using open technologies wherever possible
  • Collaborative approach, connecting existing initiatives, people and ideas
  • Digital pioneer, trying the latest advances in connecting people and data online
  • Agile approach, trying out ideas rapidly, reviewing and adjusting regularly

Open approach, using open technologies wherever possible

  • The programme will be developed collaboratively using a wiki-based collaborative platform, which will be opened up widely to the all those registered on the Open Government UK forums, and through partner channels.
  • SCVO will share openly programme wide management information through the wiki platform. This means that all those involved in the programme, in every partner organisation and at every level, including engaged citizens, will know how the programme is running at any given time.
  • The wider online public will have full access to the Programme documentation, Milestones documents, evaluation information, as agreed amongst partners at the Board. This will be shared in the Wiki, not on any one organisations’ internal file sharing systems (with the exception of backups).
  • However, the Board will have separate access to a closed Sharepoint resource site that holds the sensitive information, for example pertaining to staffing, budgets and any disputes until those disputes are resolved.
  • Day to day project management between partners takes place through the Sharepoint resource site and a dedicated Open Government UK forum, which is not open to the public.

Digital pioneer, trying the latest advances in connecting people and data online

  • Open Government Pioneers will also make best use of digital and especially digital social channels to promote the programme, share management information, so that it can be seen not just as an exemplar collaboration, but one which is using digital skills and digital channels to communicate and engage in an exemplary way.
  • In addition to the collaborative Wiki above, techniques and tools might include open policy making crowdsourcing platforms, video and audio content, and webinar technologies.
  • During the Set Up phase we will scope these systems, choose the best tools, and set up the structures to deliver and manage them.

Key tools to support project coordination and delivery across partners may include:

  • Sharepoint - collaborative space for document development
  • Loomio - collaborative proposal development domestically
  • Live stream, Citrix for international webinars
  • Base camp for collaboration between project partners
  • Open government UK web resource for hosting network resources, discussions and blogs.
  • Dialogue-app for wider engagement with citizens
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.