In many companies today, teams are distributed widely. Nevertheless, communication is still essential to quickly deliver good project results. This is where enterprise chat tools come in, and Atlassian’s HipChat is one such tool.
A lot of business communication is still “off-the-record”. That has dramatic downsides in lack of transparency, reduced options to synchronize and communicate, and less common ground for decisions. This blog post wants to encourage you to reduce “off-the-record business communication”. It’s about your bottom line.
The aim of a Hackathon is to put yourself under time pressure, and intensively work for this short period of time to develop and deliver a product, or complete a small project. With the encouragement of our developers, it has become an integral part of our agile organization.
With our Linchpin Mobile app, we want to give our employees as well as our customers’ employees the ability to collaborate and communicate no matter where they are, or which time zone they’re in. Currently, Linchpin Mobile is in beta. Do you want to learn more about it?
At //SEIBERT/MEDIA, we strive to incorporate agile concepts and methods outside of software development, throughout the entire company and extend them to work for all processes. An important tool within our agile organization is the Open Space, the so-called “unconference”.
There are obvious problems with in-person events: long travel times being just one. Online webinars often have their own set of problems, especially when they are bad sales pitches couched as useful presentations. We don’t want to run that type, so we propose a different format, handing control over to you, the participants. Sound interesting?
When considering a staff intranet solution, it’s difficult for many organisations to define their exact requirements. This is because, quite simply, there are too many. It’s not unusual for the problem to appear overwhelming and difficult to solve. Parsec Pacific was asked by a customer recently to help them define their user requirements for a new staff intranet. The organisation has about 5000 staff and provides education services to about 40,000 school aged children, and were already using a mixture of technologies to provide some staff intranet services but it wasn’t working effectively.
The principles and values of agile software development can also be used throughout an organization. //SEIBERT/MEDIA’s goal is to not only use agile …
Though unavoidable, unforeseen changes can at least be insured. Change within companies, however, is another matter, for which there is (to my knowledge) still no insurance. How, then, do we deal with it? Which role might an intranet play with regard to corporate change?
Some months ago, Atlassian added more functionality to HipChat, allowing teams to collaborate via video in the place where they are already chatting – directly in their HipChat room. With the most recent release, HipChat is now a strong competitor to separate video conferencing tools in companies. Here are the newest features.