What We Do

How We Do It

Project Milestones and Deliverables

Phases Primary Deliverable
TOM Initiation Phase This phase incorporates the creation of the TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology requirements of the Open City Framework and is used to organize a blueprint and agenda for Open City Pilot Project.  It outlines the key building blocks required for the Open City expressed in terms of streams, phases, iterations and milestones. The TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology covers the entire pilot project life-cycle from visioning and strategic design to information systems solutions.
TOM Project Proposal This phase constructs the TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology requirements templates required for the design of the TOM for the Open City Pilot Project deliverables. Within this phase, the project pioneers are soliciting initial start-up funding (e.g., time, resources) required for initial work and lobbying interest from local government ecosystem stakeholders in partnering with the project innovators to create Open City.
TOM Project Start-up This phase involves a construction of the initial vision, detailed background, and context of the pilot project development. It describes the core objectives, overarching goals of the TOM for the Open City and its key innovations. Furthermore, describes the mission statement, an assessment of the benefits of the TOM, as well as defining the overall methodological approach of the project and records the commitment from all affected groups and individuals associated with the pilot project, and includes carrying-out the State-of-the-Art Survey and an initial Open City Framework underpinned by a Maturity Model.
TOM Vision This vision phase describes the methodology for requirements elicitation collection, Initial TOM architecture and the main components creation, Technical Requirements Analysis cover the technology spectrum, and creation of technical requirements towards the TOM. Additionally, it defines the specifications, approaches and implementations for each of the technical aspect, specification of pilot usage scenarios and underlying use of ecosystem cases creation and Stakeholder Gathering/Workshops in order to meet the users’ and local government ecosystem needs.
TOM Strategy TOM Strategy phase introduces the cloud computing concept, the TOM project, objectives and the structure of the TOM roadmap, and identifies the long-term vision of the for the TOM, by providing a structure with key assumptions and scope of the strategy. It further describes the common coherent deployment project strategy, TOM evaluation strategy including the means by which the user experience of the TOM can be assessed. Additionally, the creation of the TOM Reference Architecture and Reusable Components and including the first version of the final versions of the Open City Framework and Maturity Model
TOM Design The Design phase describes the technical integration and architecture plan. It outlines the envisioned TOM Reference Architecture and the functional TOM including the activities that are needed to be undertaken to ensure successful integration of all individual elements together. It presents the TOM delivery, testing and web service delivery catalog requirements, Delivery of the TOM Applications requirements, Pilot Operations Plan requirements, TOM Integration and Validation Planning Requirements, and Proof of Concepts Results Requirements.
TOM Business Case This phase is intended to guarantee the economic sustainability of the resulting assets and the TOM business models in the long run, fostering the potential benefit for all stakeholders in the TOM ecosystem. Precisely, the objective focuses on creating a full business model based on the economic equity that favors municipal governments across the Republic of South Africa for adopting cloud computing services. In consequence, TOM aims to address the problems, barriers and different difficulties aforementioned by municipal governments.
TOM Master Plan This phase constructs roadmap requirements implementation plan that show how a ‘smarter city government’ can transition to web-based service and cloud computing. Furthermore, provides comprehensive requirements framework for the dissemination activities of the project and describes the best approaches to engage and inform municipalities to maximise knowledge of the TOM and the roadmap.

Project Work packages

The table below lists all the work packages planned.

D1 - D10 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D1 Open City Framework Strategic Design & Planning Methodology creation requirements. MO1
D2 Funding Proposal requirements. MO2
D3 Project Reference creation requirements. MO3
D4 Living Laboratory methodology requirements. MO4
D5 Open City State-of-art Analysis requirements. MO5
D6 Open City Maturity Model creation and mapping requirements. MO6
D7 Open City Framework creation and mapping requirements. MO7
D8 User requirements elicitation development and analysis specific requirements. MO8
D9 Initial TOM Enterprise Architecture Specification and Mapping requirements. MO9
D10 TOM Platform Technical Requirements Analysis M10

D11 - D20 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D11 Initial Open City Framework analysis, creation and mapping requirements. M11
D12 Pilot scenarios use and use ecosystem case requirements. M12
D13 Stakeholder Management Framework requirements template. M13
D14 Roadmap Deployment Strategy and methodology requirements. M14
D15 Common Deployment Methodology Requirements. M15
D16 Evaluation & Validation Strategy and Methodology Requirements. M16
D17 Final TOM Enterprise Architecture and Reusable Components Requirements. M17
D18 Final Open City Framework analysis, creation and mapping requirements. M18
D19 Final Open City Framework requirements. M19
D20 Final Open City Maturity Model Requirements. M20

D21 - D30 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D21 Final TOM Reference Architecture requirements. M21
D22 TOM Delivery, testing and web service delivery catalogue requirements. M22
D23 TOM pilot applications requirements. M23
D24 Pilot Operations Plan requirements. M24
D25 TOM Integration and Validation Planning Requirements. M25
D26 Proof of Concepts Results Requirements . M26
D27 Business Model & TCO requirements. M27
D28 Business Case and exploitation planning requirements . M28
D29 TOM Functional Roadmap deployment requirements. M29
D30 TOM Communication and Dissemination planning requirements. M30

Project Team

David Shongwe -CEO

The Serekali Innovation of Things (IoT) project is led by David Shongwe. David Shongwe is driving the research to develop an Open City Framework and platform for future smarter cities.

He is leading the efforts in defining a novel way of citizen-centric thinking which will enable urban living to be more efficient and effective through technology. Prior to this role, with over 20 years of working experience in local government, with specialization in business transformation and capacity building.

Project-Team

During his career, he gained invaluable experience while working in the local government sector executing diverse Finance and Accounting Business Processing Outsourcing assignments as financial management specialist during his tenure as a managing partner in a boutique accounting practice firm. He also held a number of leadership positions across local government ecosystem including the being the Municipal Manager and Chief Financial Officer. David holds an MBA from Milpark Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa.

+ Project Milestones and Deliverables

Project Milestones and Deliverables

Phases Primary Deliverable
TOM Initiation Phase This phase incorporates the creation of the TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology requirements of the Open City Framework and is used to organize a blueprint and agenda for Open City Pilot Project.  It outlines the key building blocks required for the Open City expressed in terms of streams, phases, iterations and milestones. The TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology covers the entire pilot project life-cycle from visioning and strategic design to information systems solutions.
TOM Project Proposal This phase constructs the TOM Strategic Design & Planning Methodology requirements templates required for the design of the TOM for the Open City Pilot Project deliverables. Within this phase, the project pioneers are soliciting initial start-up funding (e.g., time, resources) required for initial work and lobbying interest from local government ecosystem stakeholders in partnering with the project innovators to create Open City.
TOM Project Start-up This phase involves a construction of the initial vision, detailed background, and context of the pilot project development. It describes the core objectives, overarching goals of the TOM for the Open City and its key innovations. Furthermore, describes the mission statement, an assessment of the benefits of the TOM, as well as defining the overall methodological approach of the project and records the commitment from all affected groups and individuals associated with the pilot project, and includes carrying-out the State-of-the-Art Survey and an initial Open City Framework underpinned by a Maturity Model.
TOM Vision This vision phase describes the methodology for requirements elicitation collection, Initial TOM architecture and the main components creation, Technical Requirements Analysis cover the technology spectrum, and creation of technical requirements towards the TOM. Additionally, it defines the specifications, approaches and implementations for each of the technical aspect, specification of pilot usage scenarios and underlying use of ecosystem cases creation and Stakeholder Gathering/Workshops in order to meet the users’ and local government ecosystem needs.
TOM Strategy TOM Strategy phase introduces the cloud computing concept, the TOM project, objectives and the structure of the TOM roadmap, and identifies the long-term vision of the for the TOM, by providing a structure with key assumptions and scope of the strategy. It further describes the common coherent deployment project strategy, TOM evaluation strategy including the means by which the user experience of the TOM can be assessed. Additionally, the creation of the TOM Reference Architecture and Reusable Components and including the first version of the final versions of the Open City Framework and Maturity Model
TOM Design The Design phase describes the technical integration and architecture plan. It outlines the envisioned TOM Reference Architecture and the functional TOM including the activities that are needed to be undertaken to ensure successful integration of all individual elements together. It presents the TOM delivery, testing and web service delivery catalog requirements, Delivery of the TOM Applications requirements, Pilot Operations Plan requirements, TOM Integration and Validation Planning Requirements, and Proof of Concepts Results Requirements.
TOM Business Case This phase is intended to guarantee the economic sustainability of the resulting assets and the TOM business models in the long run, fostering the potential benefit for all stakeholders in the TOM ecosystem. Precisely, the objective focuses on creating a full business model based on the economic equity that favors municipal governments across the Republic of South Africa for adopting cloud computing services. In consequence, TOM aims to address the problems, barriers and different difficulties aforementioned by municipal governments.
TOM Master Plan This phase constructs roadmap requirements implementation plan that show how a ‘smarter city government’ can transition to web-based service and cloud computing. Furthermore, provides comprehensive requirements framework for the dissemination activities of the project and describes the best approaches to engage and inform municipalities to maximise knowledge of the TOM and the roadmap.
+ Project Work packages

Project Work packages

The table below lists all the work packages planned.

D1 - D10 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D1 Open City Framework Strategic Design & Planning Methodology creation requirements. MO1
D2 Funding Proposal requirements. MO2
D3 Project Reference creation requirements. MO3
D4 Living Laboratory methodology requirements. MO4
D5 Open City State-of-art Analysis requirements. MO5
D6 Open City Maturity Model creation and mapping requirements. MO6
D7 Open City Framework creation and mapping requirements. MO7
D8 User requirements elicitation development and analysis specific requirements. MO8
D9 Initial TOM Enterprise Architecture Specification and Mapping requirements. MO9
D10 TOM Platform Technical Requirements Analysis M10

D11 - D20 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D11 Initial Open City Framework analysis, creation and mapping requirements. M11
D12 Pilot scenarios use and use ecosystem case requirements. M12
D13 Stakeholder Management Framework requirements template. M13
D14 Roadmap Deployment Strategy and methodology requirements. M14
D15 Common Deployment Methodology Requirements. M15
D16 Evaluation & Validation Strategy and Methodology Requirements. M16
D17 Final TOM Enterprise Architecture and Reusable Components Requirements. M17
D18 Final Open City Framework analysis, creation and mapping requirements. M18
D19 Final Open City Framework requirements. M19
D20 Final Open City Maturity Model Requirements. M20

D21 - D30 Working Packages

Deliverable No Work package name Work package name
D21 Final TOM Reference Architecture requirements. M21
D22 TOM Delivery, testing and web service delivery catalogue requirements. M22
D23 TOM pilot applications requirements. M23
D24 Pilot Operations Plan requirements. M24
D25 TOM Integration and Validation Planning Requirements. M25
D26 Proof of Concepts Results Requirements . M26
D27 Business Model & TCO requirements. M27
D28 Business Case and exploitation planning requirements . M28
D29 TOM Functional Roadmap deployment requirements. M29
D30 TOM Communication and Dissemination planning requirements. M30

+ Project Team

Project Team

David Shongwe -CEO

The Serekali Innovation of Things (IoT) project is led by David Shongwe. David Shongwe is driving the research to develop an Open City Framework and platform for future smarter cities.

He is leading the efforts in defining a novel way of citizen-centric thinking which will enable urban living to be more efficient and effective through technology. Prior to this role, with over 20 years of working experience in local government, with specialization in business transformation and capacity building.

Project-Team

During his career, he gained invaluable experience while working in the local government sector executing diverse Finance and Accounting Business Processing Outsourcing assignments as financial management specialist during his tenure as a managing partner in a boutique accounting practice firm. He also held a number of leadership positions across local government ecosystem including the being the Municipal Manager and Chief Financial Officer. David holds an MBA from Milpark Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa.