“La parti del corpo essenziali di un manager: Il management comprende cuore; stomacoanima e naso. Quindi comanda col cuore, fidati del tuo stomaco, metti l’anima nell’organizzazione, e sviluppa un fiuto per le cazzate.”
Tom Demarco

Project Cycle Management

The risk factors in a smart city must be  definitely considered in relation  to technological development and public administrations where timing and decision making processes play a key role in the development and operation of the city. In the face of this, a matrix of risks, costs, benefits and revenues together with a medium-long term ‘forecast planning’ is necessary to develop an applied methodology.

In this case the methodological systems are completely different with respect to approach and  selection of indicators and variables. Five basic tools are needed: programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of general and thematic fields of action, which  will allow us to guide the development and functioning of the smart city in a correct way.

The preliminary nature of the indicators to be defined in relation to the aforementioned criteria, following an accurate analysis of the territories, constitutes the key tool for the monitoring and related intervention evaluations in the  so-called ‘decision making’ process  of the index of economic well-being and of the quality of life that  develops in the different thematic areas, for example: environment, demography, security, social.

In the planning phase and analysis of the smart city design we will always evaluate the systems of relations existing  between the different thematic components  through a logical framework based on fundamental evaluation criteria: Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Consistency, Impact , Sustainability and above all Well Managed.

Giulia Agrosì