Meetup notes: Work planning for the win

Sponsored by At this meetup we worked on the issues of work planning. We used a liberating structure called What, So What, What Next to work through a conversation in three stages. Here are the takeaways that we captured from participants in the chat at the end of each stage. Hope you find them useful! …

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Sign up now for scrutinymeetup #15: Work planning for the win 🥇

Sponsored by ScrutinyMeetup #15: Work planning for the win 🥇 2.00-4.00, Thursday 25th March This topic came top of the poll when we asked participants at the February meetup. And who doesn’t love a good scrutiny work plan? We’ll (probably) be running this meetup as a Triz – also known as the ‘anti-problem technique’, it follows …

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Meetup notes: What are we gonna do with our annual report?

Sponsored by: We thoroughly enjoyed our annual report themed meetup and thank you to the 50 participants. Special thank yous of course to the three fishes who took part in the excellent fishbowl conversation; Catherine, Camilla and Julia. Please watch the video and check out the poll results and notes. Plenty to give you inspiration …

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Sign up now for Meetup #13: Open space

Sponsored by ScrutinyMeetup #13: You choose the topics 14.00- 16.00, 19th January 2021 No theme this time. Following a suggestion from a couple of our participants, this meetup will be ‘open space’ – we will give you the chance to choose the topics for the breakout rooms and then decide which breakout rooms you go …

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In practice: How can we improve our scrutiny annual reports?

This is a guest post from Catherine Buckley at Knowlsey Council. Thanks Catherine!   Each year we all complete an annual report. Generally speaking they cover the work of the function over the past year, edited highlights, perhaps a bit of impact, feedback/insight and maybe some information on where scrutiny has added value or what …

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Meetup notes: Design your perfect scrutiny officer

At this scrutinymeetup we did two things – an informal review to help us plan ahead and a longer activity looking at the strengths we might associate with the perfect scrutiny officer. Also we had a tenuous robot theme for some reason or other. Review of the meetups Here are people’s thoughts on the meetups …

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