A regulative interaction involves the preparation and planning of change to a socio-technical setting, usually with the aim to affect (improve or detoriate as implied by a specific target) the condition of an actor or worksystem, or to introduce an innovation.

A large number of change methods exist. In a suitable regulative interactions standard, the best features of existing methods should be merged and tooled. wikiworx.info systematized content commons does the tooling in such a way that the systematic reuse of non-rivalrous content assets is facilitated.

Below it is explained in successive steps how we seek to do this for increasingly complex initiatives, and increasing number of sectors.

In the detailed observations, we elaborate programmes and projects as two kinds of initiatives: typically during a programme several projects are executed.

An Actor-Network Theory (ANT) Perspective

Using the ANT lens, the individuals, groups, organizations and agencies interact with other (non-human) actants in networks that establish and modify multiple heterogeneous relations of material semiotic nature.

ANT's Translation process describes a linear road to achieving change in a network of stakeholders.

Participatory Development

The translation process in ANT assumes that an initiative originates from one or a small number of actors, and that they gradually achieve mobilization of the relevant user group.

In participatory development the translation phases could occur in a cyclic pattern, and as mutual trust is gained, the development discourse could deepen and the mobilization could broaden.

Making Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Programme and Project Management Lean

In contemporary programme and project management, attention is given to, and tooling is provided for a range of activities. The tooling consists of various content actants that could be shared among stakeholders. Options for sharing of actants are explored in Sector maps (Actor Atlas) and Actant Dictionary.

In the regulative interactions, both for the programme and the project cases, roles and tooling could be clustered around the ANT Translation phases Problematisation, Interessement, Enrolment and Mobilization.


Note that Regulative cycle, and Collective Regulative Bundle (CRB) add Monitoring & Evaluation specialist activities to Programme and Project management.