Better management of projects and communications in the houses of parliament



Summary: Introduce the latest project management and communication technologies

Manage policy discussion much better in the government and use the most modern project management techniques, for example "lean" and "kanban" techniques.

There are two layers to this solution : Basic layer : 1.) better prioritisation of discussions in terms of time duration 2.) only include people who could genuinely contribute to a debate on a certain topic, and don't waste time on including people who have vague knowledge of a topic ( this is a huge problem in all houses of parliament - especially among "backbencher" politicians who don't have an educated understanding of some topics but are invited to contribute ). 3.) implementation of "lean" and "kanban" methodologies 4.) introduction of digital platforms such as message boards and trackers to policy discussions. Too many policies are discussed verbally, and this leads to emotional confrontation which makes some arguments invalid. Message boards ensure that members of houses of parliament will have time to compose themselves and express their thoughts more accurately. If they fail to express their thoughts or opinions in simple terms, and fail to deliver their argument, then their input is excluded. 5.) introduce stricter metrics of accountability to members of house of parliament. With the use of message boards, it will be possible to measure the ratio of input to successfully accepted output. Then the politician will have a better sense of how successful they are and what they need to do in order to improve.

Advanced layer This is completely beyond my skill set, but in the case of Irish Government meeting minutes, it is possible to analyse speech patterns and find patterns of inefficiencies and misunderstanding. This involves knowledge of behavioral linguistics and psychology. Based on those patterns, it will be possible to design a better way to communicate a particular policy and make decisions on it.

Second idea : Online feedback forum/board for citizens

Government should also have an online feedback forum where people could freely complain about things. That feedback forum should only be available to citizens of a particular country and special controls should be implemented to make sure that the complaint is genuine. This forum should also be linked to main policy debates that happen in the government. So feedback from that forum should be linked to tracked discussions inside the houses of parliament, i.e the same system as mentioned under point 4 above.

Ideally, if all government debates would happen in writing on forums, then it would be easier to let the public be involved. However, right now, they are done in the following way, which is inefficient : Your text to link here...

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> 3.)实施“精益”和“看板”方法

我想整个议会都看板了吗?哦,也许吧:) Infinity的最新版本就是朝这个方向发展的(请查看。




Hey, [Yuri.Brigadir@8E326B69],

3.) implementation of "lean" and "kanban" methodologies

I imagine the whole parlaments going kanban? Oh, maybe :) The recent version of Infinity kind of goes that direction ( check out ).

Too many policies are discussed verbally, and this leads to emotional confrontation which makes some arguments invalid.

Totally agree. That's again, what should happen. With the introduction of blockchain, I suppose, this would make it possible to just let people tell their opinions with public and cryptographically signed messages.

The 2nd idea -- would be good to separate as separate as independent one.



I have expanded both ideas, and connected them too. If there are still some further questions, I will re-think the defective parts of the ideas.

As for connecting them together, it is too early to establish exact way to do it, because we will need to try out all the points that were mentioned in the idea and test them first.


Also, can you crystallize in more detail, how this would work in practice? Would the system transcribe all discussions in the houses of parliament, and make them available in this govt-run forum? How does that integrate with project management? How would this guarantee to solve the parent problem?

太好了,并祝贺Infinity的第一个想法! :)我看到了几种想法-使用大多数现代项目管理技术,并创建了一个由政府运营的论坛,以提供反馈和投诉。

“使用最现代的项目管理技术”非常模糊,因为不清楚什么是“最现代的”。我们曾以为“哦,您可以将trello用于政府,您可以将basecamp用于公共事务,等等”,或者“您可以将“敏捷”用于政府项目,等等)。但是,几年后,“敏捷”不再是现代的了,“大本营”被新技术“ X”代替。因此,如果您可以对此做更具体的介绍将是一件好事,因为“使用最佳技术”不是一个主意,而是一个作业问题。

关于论坛的事情。因此,从本质上讲,是“政府运营的在线投诉在线反馈论坛”吗?一点也不坏。实际上,我的一个朋友最近表达了一个类似的想法,即“ 投诉登记!”(允许公民轻松且半自动地提出具有法律约束力的投诉),并提出政府做它应该做的事。实际上,投诉是许多国家/地区公民支持的反馈形式,如果投诉数量达到一定阈值,则政府官员必须注意。

Great, and congratulations with the first idea on Infinity! :) I see several ideas in one - use most modern project management techniques, and create a government-run forum for feedback and complaints.

The "Use the most modern project management techniques" is very vague, because it is not clear what is "the most modern". We had thoughts that "oh, you could use trello for government, you could use basecamp for public issues, etc.", or "you could use 'agile' for government projects," and so forth. However, a few years later "agile" is not modern anymore, and "basecamp" is replaced by new technology "X". So, it would be good if you can be more specific about this, because "use the best technology" is not an idea, it's a homework problem.

Regarding the forum thing. So, essentially, a "government-run online feedback forum for complaints"?. Not a bad idea at all. In fact, I have had a bit similar idea by a friend of mine, recently expressed, as -- "A complaints register!" (allow citizens to easily and semi-automatically file legally binding complaints), and make the govt do what it is supposed to do. Complaints are, in fact, a supported form of feedback from citizens in many countries, that government officials are obliged to pay attention to, if the number of complaints reaches certain threshold.