The expanded project team has been reviewing their objectives, deliverables and collaboration methods. They are in the process of restructuring their online collaborative space to create a clearer file structure, a group email address, and regular team brainstorming meetings.
They successfully presented their progress to the Leader and other members of Kent County Council, and received positive feedback. They have also started discussions with external groups with similar data needs, and are aiming to streamline data sourcing processes by understanding what other groups require.
The team have added a live feed into their social care clients database and updated various nationally sourced datasets, including Historic England, CQC data, and the Department for Education. Meetings are scheduled to plan their approach to the next round of engagement with the districts.
With the addition of new team members and changes in district leadership, there is a need to revisit the project’s fundamentals and plan for the future. In their upcoming brainstorming session, they will prioritise core data for phase 1 and work on translating the details in the project plan to a timeline.
The Kent project team has restructured their online workspace to align with agile principles and is currently testing options within the team. They’re in discussions with Kent Analytics and the Local Digital Fund (LDF) team in regards to additional funding opportunities, though the project might be delayed due to ONS data.
They’ve worked closely with the LDF and PUBLIC team for project evaluation, attended the LDF PropTech workshop, and had a successful Project Board meeting with their sponsor, agreeing on district engagement communication and the Kent Connect presentation.
Their work continues with the ongoing development of the platform, including mapping and dashboards, as well as the creation of a data tracker for project and progress monitoring. They’re in discussions with external groups who have similar data requirements.
In an upcoming brainstorming session, they’ll prioritise core data for phase 1 and create a sprint plan / timeline based on the project plan.