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Agile Open Government
Transcript of Agile Open Government
Key Performance Indicators
Greater Process Transparency?
What can local government learn from the 'Startup' community?
Decreased likelihood of frivolous litigation
The planning process is
6 - 18 months
Preparation & Consultation Phase
6 - 18 months +
up to 2 years
resident apathy & disengagement
information becoming outdated
increased risk of goalposts moving
'real life' often overtakes the 'plan'
the people involved (literally) 'move on'
Level of Engagement
Abbreviated statutory process
Quality of Decision Making
It's time to learn how to
Lean & Agile
Get help from those who know how to get things done!
Transform plan development from a '
' into an '
Embark on '
' where a draft plan change for a defined geographic area is developed, consulted on, and drafted within
Pre-notification process trimmed from 5 months to 5 days
= faster statutory process
More collaboration = less confrontation during statutory process
Crowd sourcing for specialist advice
Recruiting personnel from the community (students?) to gather information and carry out consultation
IT & Equipment
Coaching & support
Overtime (time in lieu?)
Advertising & Marketing
Presentation (Project Completion) Function
which we call a
What we expected ... and what happened during our regulatory planning experiment ...
The 'Place Race' Lean Canvas
This is known as a
It is a business plan template used extensively by the Tech 'Start-Up' community to rapidly develop a viable business model based on customer feedback
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among recent developments is the theory of open source governance, which advocates the application of the free software movement to democratic principles, enabling interested citizens to get more directly involved in the legislative process
A Participatory Society?
What we discovered
Credit given for 'effort'
Found the 'silent majority'
Interested & engaged
Participation is 'easier'
Conversation between public
Printing, copying & postage costs reduced drastically
Less staff time than holding a series of public meetings
Technology 'cost' within normal operating parameters
Council's role changes from arbitrator to facilitator
'Agile' process enables visible 'listening' (=trust)
Risk is actually dispersed ('working' versions are ok)
Staff empowered, motivated & invigorated (=high productivity)
Took conscious effort not to resort to 'conventional' method
Sense of satisfaction with progress & achievement
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which leads to
P H A S E S
District Plan Formulation
Council Focus Group
Cost Benefit Report
Policy & Rule Drafting
Endorsement by Council
Summary of Submissions
Adoption by Council
P H A S E
P H A S E
P H A S E
Default Plan Change Process
Place Race Planning Sprint
The Resource Management Act 1991
An Overview of the Plan Formulation Process Under
D U R A T I O N
of Each Task