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Community Beam to enable community collaboration

 

Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Available

Impacts:

Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Education, Technology Enablement   Technology  

Collaborators

Contact: Al Lun ; Email: kalun@middlewaygroup.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: openBEAM.net

Known/Likely Collaborators: Community Networking Group (CNG) ; Diversity Council ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; Rochester Area Family Y ; openBEAM.net

Potential CollaboratorsOlmstead County Information Technology Solutions ; Olmsted County Public Health Services

Related Projects

Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard)

 

Detailed Description

Implement for the Rochester area a "Community Dashboard" as depicted in the following conceptual diagram.  

 

 

 

Project Status/News

September 10, 2017 openBEAM.net: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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May 21, 2016 openBEAM.net: Community Beam presentations

openBEAM.net presentations on Community Beam, a community assets portal, to Community for Health and CLF.  

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October 04, 2015 openBEAM.net: Community Dashboard Status

I am aware that the various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate.  I am also familiar with the difficulty of teaming and collaboration. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.  While leaders of the various organizations and projects have publicly declared their commitment and intentions to collaborate and to align goals, efforts and measurements.  Beyond the rhetoric, where is the "beef"?

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Education, Technology Enablement  

February 18, 2020: Federal Reserve Bank quality education initiative

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invitation to support constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all of our state's  children.  

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February 12, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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February 04, 2020: 2016-2020 Housing Framework Status

2020-02-04 PB Reporting: Process improvement needed. 

 

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January 30, 2020: Creating a 21st Century Community Space

 Community Response Resource Coalition formed to drive 21st Century Community Space. 

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/10/29
Created by on 2013/10/24

 

 

 

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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