I had some use it or loose it time to burn at the end of the year, so I have not been putting in much time on my web 2.0 project. However, now it is time to refocus. We have formalized our plan:
1. Create a survey to use with department heads and web content admins to access their knowledge and current use of web 2.0 technologies. We will do a follow up to this survey after we have enough implemented to get a sense of what has been accomplished. (Second half of January/First week of February)
2. Create a 3 or 4 part web 2.0 training program to present at monthly department head meetings. (March-June)
3. Identify pilot groups for use of twitter, Facebook/Myspace, wiki and collaboration websites. Currently we have identified uses of some of these technologies for our Courts’ system and our Emergency Preparedness office. Luckily we have strong end users in both of those departments that are interested in working with us. (now – March)
4. Set up Share Point for collaboration websites, wiki and internal social networking sites, this one will be a challenge to convince senior management that it will be more than a waste of time. (now – March)
5. Move existing internal web apps into Share Point. (Now – June)
6. Use web 2.0 tools to develop an internal online training program. (Now – August)
We met with my boss yesterday afternoon to go over this and other objectives for 2009. He thinks that we might be pushing it to get this widely adopted, but he is willing to support us. I broached the subject of blogs and or podcasts for elected officials or department heads, however he did not see the use of that. That one may have to wait a bit.