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'Off the rails': How Bozeman, Montana's push to think big picture amid growth went astray

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May 14, 2017View for printing

"The most livable place," is starting to wear a bit thin -- and not just when some resident complaining about the wait at the intersection of 19th and Main steps up to the podium and throws the slogan in the commission's face.

With our once-sleepy college town becoming a full-fledged city, it's time for a first for Bozeman, Kukulski is telling the commission: a major strategic planning effort, supported by six figures' worth of consulting work, to flesh out what livability means for a Bozeman with 10,000 or 20,000 more people.

By Eric Dietrich Chronicle Staff Writer

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It's all about data that's available to everyone that they can analyze through interactive dashboards every day to see how well the process is going and then share their observations with others.

Step 1 - Take an inventory of anything and everything that could have an impact on success.

Step 2 - Set short, medium and long term goals based on best paths to success indicated by the inventory data.

Step 3 - Monitor all elements on a daily basis and modify actions when warranted to achieve success.

Fail fast - fail often is the way to achieve success.


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