The WeLive project methodology is based on the spiral model for project management, consisting of two iterations for this project, ranging from an early definition of the approach and methodologies to achieve a service co-creation, innovation and citizens involvement, to the final validation and assessment of WeLive impact on social, economic and transparency levels.
A feedback loop from trials’ phase 1 to phase 2 will be created to address deficiencies and improvements detected on the first release and evaluation of the WeLive infrastructure.
Consistently with this methodology, the project is structured into 7 interlinked Work Packages as presented in Figure. The structure of the work plan reflects the logical phases of the project cycle in order to achieve the proposed objectives, including also the management of the project and assessment of progress and results:
WP1: WeLive approach and framework definition serves as a common starting point for the project.
This work package aims to define and design the WeLive framework, its architecture and services that will be validated through a set of pilots requiring a high involvement of city stakeholders. At the beginning, this WP will establish the guidelines and approach to achieve a service co-creation and innovation.
WP2: WeLive framework components rests over the results of the previous WP.
Its main objective is to provide the overall WeLive framework components adapting or extending previous implemented assets brought into the project by the consortium according to WeLive requirements.
WP3: Integration, set-up and population of WeLive framework
runs partially in parallel with WP2 and focuses on the creation of four different environments by integrating the WeLive components implemented in WP2. In addition, this WP will ensure that enough elementary building blocks (i.e., available open data sources and open services) are loaded in the marketplace to kick-start the co-creation process.
WP4: Pilots Execution.
This WP4 will be in charge of the pilots’ deployment and running. There will be two different pilot phases and prior to each pilot phase execution an engagement plan will be executed in order to ensure a high involvement of citizens and stakeholders in the pilots. After the execution of each pilot a deep evaluation of pilot results will be accomplished by taking into account the KPIs defined at the beginning of WP4.
WP5: Stakeholder insights, Business, Sustainability and Exploitation Model
deals with the assessment of the project impact and the definition of the exploitation plan and WeLive business models.
WP6: Dissemination and Communication Activities.
This WP will be very important for assuring the impact of the WeLive concept to all relevant target groups.
WP7: Project Management
deals with the management of the whole project encompassing contractual issues, technical, administrative, finance, communication and knowledge management inside the project as well as external relationships between the project and the EC.