Spinning Straw into Gold
I just finished meeting with the Utah Product Management Council. We had some lively discussions about things like a new face on the portal, logo design, agency services, utilization metrics, search engines, and enterprise projects. We have some great PM's who in this environment of constant budget reductions will help spin straw into gold. I shared my preliminary plan to evaluate agency activities and products in the following areas:
- Compliance with Utah.gov standards
- Use of technology and interoperability
- Online services
- Future plans / Roadmap & strategic vision
- Overall design and presentation
- Creativity and innovation
- Partiicipation in enterprise initiatives
All of this with the object of realizing the goals that were discussed with the Council in January and achieving Governor Leavitt's dream of online government.
Over time, I will focus on a variety of resources available to help achieve specific results in each of these areas. To begin with, since several agencies have been very interested in accessibility issues lately, I would refer them to Anitra Pavka's Accessibility Weblog. Anitra provides regular helps and ideas on improving accessibility.