To ensure and monitor the success of your Open Data initiative, it is important to engage re-users, to monitor various key aspects of your initiative. This will enable you to constantly improve your work by acting on the feedback of re-users and learning from your key monitoring indicators.
Ensuring and Monitoring Success
After publishing the data and having your lifecycle in place, it is time for the last step: Evaluating the success of your implementation. Your experience is a great source of improvement. After thoroughly evaluating your efforts, metrics and the benefits, revise your policy and your strategy and adapt where necessary. From what you have learned, what can be improved? Formulate next steps and implement them. From there on you can start the Open Data Lifecycle and keep the work in motion.
A first step to measure your success is to engage re-users. Your stakeholders will play a key role in underlining the benefits and concerns of your Open Data activities. A second step relates the monitoring of your Open Data initiative.