This is an extremely difficult and complex piece of work. So we will start by developing a way for people to view a summery of their data first. So this will not include precise records, but more percentages of usage. We hope to be able to provide this in the first half of 2011.
We are currently still looking at how this can be implemented with low cost, which is quite difficult at the moment, but an update on this should come early next year
Here is the accepted ideas board showing the oldest accepted ideas
This is the most extreme example obviously but there are many other examples of accepted ideas that have received no updates of their progress in two years. For ideas to be marked a duplicate of another which is gathering dust with no update in so long does not create a good image and discourages people from supporting the original idea.
I propose that set review periods be put in place where the progress of an ideas development can be updated or the idea can be reassigned a new status if need be. I've put a few times as a guide but these don't have to be set in stone, the point is that there should be a timetable for review.
Accepted ideas: 3 months
Need more feedback : 3 months
Under consideration: 6 months
Future review: 12 months
After that amount of time the idea should be 'chased up' and the progress updated in the comments or the status changed if circumstances have changed since the original status was assigned.
A way that this could be done and kept up to date is with a calendar and alerts set or any other way that staff keep track of dates and deadlines
Increased transparency on progress of accepted etc ideas.
Encourage staff to chase up older ideas.
Encourages duplicate posters to support the original idea.
A relatively simple process to sustain once set up and brought up to date. If the calendar is shared with the duplicator team they can also update as they see necessary