Open Data Policy Guidelines » Guideline 27
Set appropriately ambitious timelines for implementation
Setting clear deadlines can demonstrate the strength of a commitment, and will help translate commitments into results. Deadlines can also help identify failures clearly, opening the door to public oversight. Relevant actors should be given enough time to prepare for changes brought on by the new open data policy, but not so much time that the policy becomes inoperable. The timeline should be firm, provide motivation for action and have actionable goals and benchmarks that can be used as a metric for compliance. These goals or checkpoints can include qualitative and quantitative measurements.
- Montgomery County: 2014 Dataset Publishing Plan
- New York City: 2014 Updated Open Data Plan
- New York City: 2013 Open Data Plan
- New York City: Open Data Dashboard
- Philadelphia: Open Data Pipeline
Examples of language for this guideline:
Here are examples of the language for this guideline as included in policies on this site. Please note that the selections of text below are imperfect, and you should check out their source policies to read them in context.