Posts By Bill Brantley

TMC – Too Much Connection

You ever wonder about the first person who bought a fax machine? The first person to buy a cell phone? How about the first person who set up an email account? These early pioneers must have had some difficulty in demonstrating the benefits of these these technologies because of the very small base of users.Read… Read more »

Eight Reasons Why Your Collaboration System Is Failing

The recent media frenzy over the latest social media offerings introduced at SXSW last week demonstrates that collaboration is one of the app themes for 2011. This isn’t the first time collaboration software has been the “next big thing’” I remember back in the early 90’s when computer-supported work applications were all the rage (rememberRead… Read more »

Using the Small Project Management Guide – Part V: Controlling the Project and Dealing with Stakeholders

This is the last commentary on the Small Project Management Guide. Thank you all for reading the guide and providing your comments. I firmly believe that good project management will be one of the keys to successfully bringing about Gov 2.0 and Open Gov and I hope I have convinced you to learn more aboutRead… Read more »

Using the Small Project Management Guide – Part IV: Project Risk Management

Welcome to part four of the five-part series on how to use the Small Project Management Guide. This week we will discuss risk management which is my favorite project management topic. I’ve included several risk management tools in the Small Project Management Guide. I believe that Andy is a bit skeptical about these tools becauseRead… Read more »

Using the Small Project Management Guide – Part III: Creating the Project Tasks

Welcome to Part Three of the five-week series on best using the Small Project Management Guide. In the previous weeks we talked about defining the project product and obtaining agreement on what the project will accomplish. Now it is time to plan the project work in detail so our team can begin their work. HereRead… Read more »

Using the Small Project Management Guide – Part II: The Scope Statement

Welcome to part two of the five- part series on how to best use the Small Project Management Guide. Here is Andy’s question to kick off the discussion: One of my favorite phrases in project management is “Scope Creep.” It sounds cool, but it’s not. It’s awful. Got examples? A simple definition of project scopeRead… Read more »

Using the Small Project Management Guide – Part I: The Charter

Welcome to the first week of the five week series on how to best use the Small Project Management Guide. Andrew Krzmarzick prepared a weekly question that highlights a part of the guide. This week’s question is about the project charter: “Do you have an example of when a project team did NOT establish aRead… Read more »

Defining Collaborgagement

As I wrote in a earlier posting, I coined the term collaborgagement while attending a session at Content.gov. John Newton (Alfresco’s CTO) commented that the next generation of enterprise IT tools need to serve the middle of the enterprise – the domain of the knowledge workers. These tools need to support collaboration, knowledge management, andRead… Read more »

Collabogagement

I attended the Content.gov seminar in DC today. The seminar was hosted by Alfresco and of course revolved around how this open-source enterprise content management tool can improve content management for government agencies. I’ve experimented with it a bit and think it is a good product. What I took away from the conference was someRead… Read more »