ASSESS MATURITY: Smart City & Initiative Maturity Assessment Services as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting & Government Advisory service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.
Product/ Service Delivery Duration:
Min 1-2 months depending upon Size of offering required and Scope of Work.
Ideal Client Type:
Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City SPVs/ offices, Private Companies.
What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?
Smart Cities & Initiatives Self Assessment Report.
Product Offering/SoW Overview:
Select your Smart City Initiatives assessment methodology and scoring approach.
Identifying the key dimensions with outline for Strategic Intent, Data, Technology, Governance & Service Delivery Models, Stakeholder Engagement.
Preparing the Smart City Initiatives Model with City Management Status, Smart City Status & Effect on Outcomes against levels like Ad-Hoc, Opportunistic, Purposeful & Repeatable, Operationalized, Optimized.
Preparing the Self-Assessment Tool framework with City-wide Scope (Stage 1), Domain Specific Analysis (Stage 2) & City-wide Analysis (Stage 3).
Conduct & Prepare questionnaires for Smart City Initiatives stakeholder mapping
Identification of KPIs for Smart City Initiatives Performance Management.
Information Maturity Assessment to determine the current state of maturity of an organization to utilize data and information in an advanced manner.
Change Capacity Assessment to understand the organization's ability to adapt to new/changing policies regarding the management of information assets.
Collaborative Readiness Assessment to review the ability of the organization to operate in a cross-functional manner under a formal program of collaborative processes.
Creating a hypothesis narrative for current state to target state.
Test and monitor the monthly progress.
Stick to critical thinking paired with the scientific method to create a model customized to your needs, desired outcomes, and the capabilities to create to get there.
Identify and communicate quantifiable, organization-wide objectives to align your people, while setting outcome-based metrics for your teams to provide a clear scope of progress.
Create hypotheses in relation to your objectives and test them. By testing, recording, and adapting to the information you gather, you will more accurately identify what will and won’t be viable paths for achieving those outcomes.
Repeat. Continue formulating hypotheses for growth, testing your assumptions, and gathering evidence of what works and doesn’t for your context, circumstances, and challenges.
Just because you’ve found a problem-solution fit for the time being doesn’t mean it will remain a solution in the future—you’ll learn, unlearn, and relearn along the way.
Compare and contrast your assumptions and assertions with other ideas over time to identify further gaps in your thinking and testing.
Your objectives and path will adapt over time alongside changes to your customers, technology options, and your market. Plot it, map it, review it, and reevaluate it.
Sharing your lessons learned along the way is the greatest gift to help others on their journey, inspiring action and debunking the myth that it’s impossible to innovate in your highly regulated, bureaucratic business domain.
The creation of an organization-wide ability for managing projects based on standard, defined project management processes that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual projects.
Roles and responsibilities for carrying out all project-related activities are defined and are clear throughout the organization.
Provide the organization with project information from previous projects on which to evaluate project schedules and budgets, ensure they are realistic, and review project performance.
Enables the organization to advance its strategic goals through the application of project management principles and practices. In other words it bridges the gap between strategy and individual projects.
Additional Free Offerings:
- Smart City Initiatives Maturity, or more specifically higher performance, doesn’t have an end state.
- Smart City InitiativesMaturity models focus on only one person’s experience, opinion, or narrative of what “better” is for the company instead of defining and unifying business objectives team- or organization-wide.
- It doesn’t evolve at the same pace as the changes in your market, customer, or technology—and applying a static model to dynamic variables rarely meets expectations.
- §Maturity models are not scientific models and don’t follow the scientific method—yet the methodology and results are often trusted as if they are.
- §How a company moves through each stage is completely arbitrary, as there is no “best practice”. In fact, today’s mature practices can easily become tomorrow’s obsolete ones.
- Maturity models are notoriously packed with the “filter bubble” phenomenon. You will only see what you want to see—and miss out on knowledge that could be game-changing for your company.
- Lack of theoretical base.