Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Adding more lift than drag
Are you on BrainStorms? I love it. (02)
His new book has been sent to the publisher and should be out very soon. (03)
-- Grant Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org> (05)
* John J. Deneen <email@example.com> [020606 12:13]:
> Relative to "collaboration gets traction when you build prototypes and
> communicate about those prototypes", please read Howard Rheihgold's et al.
> approach for implementing a StarOffice application for "C-activities" (i.e.,
> improving to improve).
> How Online Social Networks Benefit Organizations
> < http://www.rheingold.com/Associates/onlinenetworks.html >
> A Community of Peers is a formal Social Network that aligns people via
> affiliation, peer encouragement, recognition. An example is Howard Rheingold’s
> Brainstorms Community which is organized around online topics hosted by
> volunteers and paid associates.
> Their platform and facilitation services support teams to develop their
> knowledge and skills in using technology in an experiential way for structuring
> problem solving capabilities for figuring out breakthroughts on "wicked
> problems" (i.e., they will learn how to use the system as they participate in
> groups and projects).
> < http://www.rheingold.com/Associates/tools.html >
> In conclusion, working collaboratively online offers 'Fleecing of America'
> organizations like the Enron (Laydoff.com), Global-Crossings, and Tyco debacles
> , etc., who are trying to cope with increasingly complex and urgent "wicked"
> problems on a societal-scale, an opportunity to maximize the use of web-based
> technology to develop effective, purposeful teams – and get measurable results
> through project outcomes and organizational learning.
> For example, I really like their Web-based tools like PRISM for both Linear and
> Threaded Discussion because:
> "The Prism platform is founded upon ASP.Net, integrating
> XML Web Services, WDSL/SOAP, SQL2K, BIZ TALK Server, MS
> Office, SUN StarOffice. It is fully compliant with W3C HTML
> 4.01 ISO standards."
> < http://www.iprism.ws/ >
> "Integration with MS OFFICE and SUN StarOffice
> (open-source), Prism was the first collaborative
> conversation system to integrate ASP.Net with a classic
> online conversational discussion method for team based
> forums, Online Project Management and e-Learning.
> Founded on a classic conversational model, Prism has
> evolved a unique method to integrate threaded discussions
> within a navigational schema. Index menus with tooltip
> descriptors can be created within every topic item giving
> each user the ability to create coherent content
> structures. This system then enables thoughtful, productive
> asynchronous conversation and robust collaboration."
> For more info, please contact:
> Howard Rheingold
> < mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >
> Jack Park wrote:
> > Collaboration environments, informal organizations, and Researchers'
> > activities.
> > http://eoe.org/forum/presentations/EOE_june_2002.ppt
> > A talk given at eoe (eoe.org) this morning by Jamie Dinkelacker.
> > From my notes and Slide 3, where there needs to be a Unified Purpose and
> > Common Values, he said that's just not going to happen. The problem is
> > "getting insufferable prima donnas to collaborate". And "collaborate is
> > like love -- means something different to everyone."
> > He later said " collaboration gets traction when you build prototypes and
> > communicate about those prototypes"
> > Then, "scope creep kills projects. managing scope is critical."
> > He then quoted James Barksdale "The main thing is to keep the main thing
> > the main thing"
> > I came away from the talk seeing opportunity for much contemplation
> > regarding getting an OHS off the ground, and I also came away agreeing that
> > getting prototypes, all sorts of prototypes, built is a good thing.
> > Jack (06)