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Online Strategy Services

The range of planning services we offer include;

Online Strategy Facilitation - alignment of all or part organisations to relevant capabilities of the Internet especially corporate websites, strategic benefits estimation, roles, governance and financial resourcing, presentation to senior management

Content Management System Selection - RFP writing, recommendation of closed vs open tendering, selection of vendor, contract support

Online Applications Planning - business case development, tender selection support

Project Management - implementation support for online projects, client liaison, vendor liaison, issues management, reporting

Online Governance Group Coaching - assessment of coaching needs, presentation and discussion of foundational and organisation-specific strategic online topics with a view to improving the quality of decision-making in this fast-changing area

Other services can be discussed.

Consultant Credentials

The Director and founder of e-Gov Watch Ltd, Shane Middlemiss is an expert online strategy consultant with twenty years' experience in e-government at all levels of government and is independent of any online development or software vendor interests.

A summary of projects he has provided;

  • Developed online strategies for Porirua City Council, Waipa District Council, Environment Bay of Plenty, Scion (Forest) Research, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Ministry of Education, Internet New Zealand, Community Development Group / e-Communities, Government within Reach
  • Online applications planning for Waiariki Institute of Technology, the Nominations & Appointments process of 12 agencies, Specialist Education Services ASK service, Building Industry Authority,
  • Content management system tender advice for Waiariki Institute of Technology, Scion (Forest) Research, Ministry of Education, Porirua City Council, Internet NZ, Adventure International
  • Quality assured web strategies for Waiariki Institute of Technology, Ashburton District Council and Southland District Council, providing additional advice
  • Developed a best practices assessment methodology and used it to assess the quality of over 450 government websites against best practices. The e-Gov Watch website outlines the options for different breadths and depths of online quality assessment.

Shane was the Website Manager for the first NZ Government Portal, NZ Government Online and Strategic Planner for the Government within Reach project.

He has presented conference papers on integrated services delivery and e-consultation. He has also written articles on e-government as listed on our homepage.


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