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.
The software development industry moves fast, and to keep ahead of the competition you have to stay on top of the trends. Atlassian’s yearly survey is full of insights on what the industry is currently doing, and where it is heading.
It’s no secret that I hate WhatsApp, and love Telegram as an instant messenger. Because I keep getting asked “Why?”, I’ll try to explain some of my reasons in this post.
I spend about five minutes on internal emails each day – at the most. Many emails don’t even come from …
To ensure the effective and productive use of an intranet, a company should have an intranet governance (or digital workplace governance) — a compilation of rules and guidelines. Never launch an intranet without an intranet governance. It will save you a great amount of time and effort, because these questions will continually be raised in later discussions.