Pattern-Based Strategies for Government 2.0

Government 2.0 has seven main characteristics:

  • It is citizen-driven.
  • It is employee-centric.
  • It keeps evolving.
  • It is transformational.
  • It requires a blend of planning and nurturing.
  • It needs Pattern-Based Strategy capabilities.
  • It calls for a new management style.

Without access to the research note, its a little hard to know exactly what Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio means by this list of characteristics – particularly her his point about ‘Pattern-Based Strategy capabilities’.

However, its interesting to note that we have also proposed a pattern-based approach for one of the Government 2.0 Taskforce projects we (Headshift) are currently working on.

In the Toolkit Blueprint we talk about two types of patterns:

  • Software deployment patterns – for the technology used for online engagement; and
  • User experience patterns (although we’ve focused on some principles in the first instance, because we could write a book to cover all the possible UX patterns involved!) that are applied to that software to promote participation.

To us, a pattern-based approach makes a lot of sense as a way of dealing with the complexities of applying Web 2.0 tools to online engagement. I wonder if this is similar to what Gartner means too?


3 thoughts on “Pattern-Based Strategies for Government 2.0

  1. Corrected. Its a shame you don’t have profiles or profile pictures on your blog :-)Do you have any other comments about your use of the phrase “Pattern-Based Strategy capabilities”?

  2. Makes sense to me, to have some framework that can be consistently applied and centrally improved and distributed to make the process of deploying progressive initiatives easier, faster and less risky. Could help pave the way in terms of approvals, authorisations and legal clearances.

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