Best Practices/Cross Agency Strategy
Snapshots of this BP are published at http://www.w3.org/2013/share-psi/bp/cas/
Cross Agency Strategy
There needs to be a strategy that coordinates the efforts of multiple agencies
A plan is essential if decision makers at the highest level, i.e. ministers, are to support an approach to implementation.
It SHOULD be possible for different agencies to understand what is required, to plan accordingly and to measure progress.
An individual civil servant or department should be given responsibility for developing the plan. They should convene a meeting, or a series of meetings, between stakeholders - data producers, data users etc. and develop the plan through an iterative process before seeking high level endorsement.
How to Test
As a minimum, a summary of the plan should be publicly available.
We can also quote the G8 charter and Shakespeare Review
Life Cycle Stage
PSI Strategy, Open Data Planning
Senior officials, Strategy (decision) makers
Related Best Practices
Cross agency strategies must be supported by senior officials as in Best Practices/High Level Support.