Micro March (20)

Today was better than yesterday which was better than the day before. I am on board with that evolution.

Had a great chat with Helen at Essex about what my next role looks like. I’m pretty excited to get involved. I’ve seen Neil, Dave, Cate, Kit and Sam (amongst others) move to local gov in recent years/months and it feels like an exciting place to do this digital thing of ours. I’ll be there as an interim and still spending some time with our company and the group but I’ll be pretty dedicated.

I’m still working on the Oslo project. Today I had a couple of calls and off the back of one of them I asked –>

..the interesting thing was most people just replied with examples of the tech to use…but to be honest I have a handle on that. It was more the ‘design’ of the meeting I was looking for inspiration on. I’m trying to design a way of doing my current version of the Jamie Arnold Roadmap workshop that dxw have nicely articulated. My version these days has slightly different questions but doesn’t deviate much.

Anyway with a bit of research and dredging my memories for things that have worked in the past this is my first draft of a format –>

The goal is to run a series of four remote workshops to co-produce an Outcomes based roadmap based on the following questions.

Workshop (A)
1.What are the goals and outcomes you want to achieve?

What is the overall strategic purpose of this initiative? What are the overall and intermediate outcomes that you want to achieve? How will you measure them?

2. Who are your users?

What evidence is there of demand / do we know where their priorities lie? Is it based on data or anecdote? Can you describe the users? 

Workshop (B)
3. What are you assuming?

What ideas and beliefs are the goals and outcomes based on? How confident are you that they are true? That they won’t change? Is there or should there be data or research to back up these assumptions? 

4. What capabilities do you need?

What capabilities will you need to succeed? What do you already have? What is new? What is well understood and what is novel?

Workshop (C)
5. What risky assumptions should you be testing?

What will we need to prove to validate this approach? How can you test those assumptions? When should you? 

6. What is the opportunity cost?

What aren’t you going to do if you do this? How have you made that decision? 

Workshop (D)
7. Synthesis and completion of Outcomes Roadmap

The workshops will consist of between eight to ten participants with an independent facilitator (and scribe). 

Each workshop will take TWO HOURS to complete (with a 10 minute break at the hour mark)

The workshops will take place in Zoom – including break out ‘rooms’.

Use an adjusted version of the Liberating Structures 1-2-4-All format to structure collaboration and feedback http://www.liberatingstructures.com/1-1-2-4-all/

Background materials will be produced and provided in advance to participants.

‘Rules of Engagement’ will be provided in advance (explaining the format, the protocol for asking questions, the objectives, essentially a Code of Conduct)

Consider something like https://voipcards.tomarmitage.com/ to facilitate flow

Use FunRetro to capture ideas and collaborate remotely. https://funretro.io/

The final Outcomes Roadmap will be collaboratively produced in Trello.



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