From Idea to Pipeline
Step 1: Idea Submission
DCP staff submit a clearly defined problem that needs solving, such as a real-world planning issue, a minor technical workflow improvement, or something in between.Submit an idea
Step 2: Idea Vetting
Labs + Collaborators
When an idea is submitted, the Planning Labs team starts a dialogue with our colleagues to determine if it’s a good candidate for a Labs project.
- Subject matter and data can be openly discussed
- Minimum viable product is achievable in 4 to 6 weeks
- Technical fit for the skillset of the Planning Labs team
- Alignment with DCP mission and strategic objectives
Step 3: Project Selection
Executive Office + Labs
The Chief Operating Officer is presented with vetted project ideas, and makes a selection to add to the Labs pipeline based on feasibility, timing, and overall impact.
Step 4: Pipeline Posting
When a project is selected, it’s added to the pipeline on our website. We try to identify at least 3 pipeline projects: The one we are currently building, and the next two that are on-deck.View our pipeline