‘Pipeline’ to allow councils to share future projects and concepts

LocalGov Digital has launched Pipeline – a service to enable collaboration between councils, by letting them publish details of future projects or concepts and for others to find them. It is one of three pilots from LocalGov Digital Makers, the network for designers and developers working in and around local government.Back in 2013 dgital Services manager Phil Rumens wrote about a Kickstarter for local governments and Pipeline hopes to meet this need. An initial set of user stories were captured at the LocalGov Digital Makers Meet in September 2014 and Pipeline is now launched in alpha.At present, it’s a wiki for those working in and around local governments to publish details of projects and concepts. It also enables others to search for them by description, date, stage and language. Future developments include the ability for users to express an interest in a project, calendar views, views by organisation and a lot more.

LocalGov Digital hopes Pipeline will break the cycle of local governments developing or buying the same things separately in each council by being able to coordinate their project work through Makers Project Teams. Pipeline is a tool to help facilitate this way of working.

It’s not a tool to enable discussions , there are already plenty of places for this and these can be referenced in the wiki. Nor is it a place for storing code, there seems little sense in creating another GitHub, though Pulse, another of the pilot projects aims to help people find code easier.


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