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  • Shadi Khoja

Step 6: Select the most promising projects

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

How to Convert Your City into Smart City

Once a city has determined the likely implementation success and impact of its Smart City projects, it is ready to select the most promising projects for implementation. At this stage, the “Smart City Project Selection Matrix” can be used to help selecting the next Smart City Project.

The Smart City Project Selection Matrix combines the implementation success with the impact evaluation of Smart City projects and serves as a decision-making tool to facilitate the selection of projects that a city wants to implement.

Projects are placed in the matrix according to the implementation success and impact assessments already conducted.

Those that are most attractive for implementation are located in the top right “do” quadrant. These projects have the highest chance of implementation success and the highest total impact for a city and should, therefore, be chosen for implementation.

Although projects in the “evaluate” quadrant have a high chance of implementation success, their total impact is low. City leaders need to evaluate which of these projects have a high enough impact and are therefore worth implementing.

Conversely, projects in the “plan” quadrant have a high project impact, but their implementation success is low. These projects should not be implemented until their chance of success is sufficiently high. This could happen as a result of technological innovation or any change relating to the other six Smart City Piano keys that renders the projects more feasible.

Projects in the “forget” quadrant have a low implementation success chance and a low project impact and should not therefore be implemented.


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