Dundee’s Vision for Digital Scotland
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Open Sourcing Best Practices
The purpose of this site is to document case studies of digital adoption across the Scottish public sector, to enable others to learn from and potentially repeat those same programs.
It’s based around a simple system of ‘Role Models’, ie. those with documented practices to follow, such as Aberdeen City Council or the Scottish Government. Each section then shows their specific best practice examples through a library of blogs with embedded Youtube videos, and site visitors can similarly use various Subscribe features to stay informed.
Each Role Model home page will then list links to all of their major digital strategy documentation, news and also procurement alerts.
A core activity of this initiative is the development of a Technology Roadmap, which is achieved through then referencing key sections of these materials as live, common ‘Industry Requirements’. Ie. If one Local Council needs technology XYZ, it’s likely they all do, and thus this objective can be elevated to a single, shared roadmap goal.
Roadmaps: Strategies and Goals
The top level starting point of Roadmaps is Strategy and Goals, the end results senior executives are hoping to achieve, and that ultimate prioritize all downstream work.
Given this strategic view a keystone component is the articulation of clear vision to set the long term direction, and working back from that the milestones, objectives and first step tasks to head towards there.
For example a notable section of Dundee City’s digital roadmap is their introductory section:
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