South London Partnership launches new use case design and implementation template

8 February 2022

South London Partnership launches new use case design and implementation template

SLP is sharing a new use case design and implementation template to aid in successful delivery of IoT trials. Following recent evaluation, one of the main learnings was that the success of an IoT trial is dependent on the level of detail initially captured, and from there how engaged Council officers are.

The project team gets individual sign-off for each of the trials taken forward, but owing to the fact it wasn’t clear what would and wouldn’t work, the base level of detail for a trial was not fully established from the outset.

In order to address this, Essex University has compiled a Use Case Design & Implementation Checklist, taking into account all of the feedback thus far. We are sharing the template as many London boroughs including also the City of London are just starting down this road and if they can start off on a better footing it will help all parties support successful and detailed trials moving forward.

This checklist has been shared internally with all five of the South London Partnership (SLP) boroughs and they will be using this for the next round of internal submissions. From there,  it can be decided if it helps overall with long-term engagement and trial success.

SLP is calling on other councils and their partner organisations to use and amend the template to suit their specific needs and let SLP know if it is a useful tool. If you would like to share your thoughts, please email Andrew Parsons and we will collate all feedback.

About the InnOvaTe Project:

South London Partnership is working with London Councils to deliver an exciting and innovative “Internet of Things” (IoT) project across the five south London Councils of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton.

This initiative is funded by the Strategic Investment Pot (SIP) as part of the London Councils Business Rates Retention scheme which is administered by the City of London Corporation, and hopes to improve people’s lives through the delivery of a multi-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which will connect various sensors across borough boundaries.

The project is led by Sutton Council, which was selected to oversee the project on behalf of the other boroughs.

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