I have just returned to a drenched Brisbane from a couple of days in Melbourne.
Whilst in Melbourne I participated in the KM Roundtable and late this afternoon I shared how we are approaching our current Intranet Project.
One of the things I wanted to communicate was the way we have defined some guiding principles that help all project members approach problems, make decisions and design solutions. I thought I’d share them here with a wider audience.
- Change driven
- We are focusing on the organisational change and letting the technology take care of itself. The tech parts are easy, change is hard.
- User Centred Design
- Speaks for itself. Presenting content in a user perspective, not a content owner perspective.
- Decentralised Content Management
- Empower, entrust and support.
- Make sure you deliver stage 2 and 3. Make stage 1 easy/small.
- Don’t let the ball drop
- Don’t sit back, watch others fail and then blame them.
- Communicate what you are doing
- Let people know what you are working on, even when not asked.
- Share your deliverables
- Let other people see what you have achieved. They may leverage it in other work.
- Exemplify the technology
- Use the technology to run your project. Learn by doing. Eat your own dog food. Demonstrate the possibilities.
- Participate. Speak Up
- There are no passengers. Get involved and value add.
- Design with the future and diversity in mind. Make things available for reuse.
Let me know what you think