RSS: Underappreciated Web 2.0 in the Enterprise
We added RSS capabilities to our internal PMO systems this past
month, and traffic and content is already building up to become a valuable
resource. Some have [correctly] noted that this increased visibility
puts a bit more pressure on project managers and team members, to keep
updating project blogs with pertinent information. This "time shifting"
of communication should develop into the most effective way to let the
rest of IT know what is happening in all areas.
There are some very interesting threads and conversations going
on ... for example:
- One Supply Chain systems team informs us of process
improvements in product development - nothing to do with IT, but
- Another team is putting together ideas that will take some
significant IT costs out - that's a very active thread
- The SAP application team is debating with the Basis team on
the merits of a Unicode upgrade - and onlookers from Supply Chain
Planning and Data Warehousing are noting dependencies on Unicode in
These spontaneous, organic, and very impactful "conversations",
between people still experimenting with a new technology, show me real
potential for spontaneous innovation and idea sharing. More evidence of
the value of [judicious] experimentation with new technology - no silver
bullet, but just enough spark to start a few fires.
Interested in learning more about RSS? There's lots of good
reading out on the Internet ...
via LinkedIn Answers:
Interesting Visualizations ... (from RWW)
- Voyage is an imaginative
RSS-feader which displays the latest news in the "gravity area".
Interesting navigation - I don't think this is practical for internal
use, but it sure looks good!
translates news feeds and frequeny to a variable bar graph approach.
- Universe DayLife
is, well, spacey. Translates the universe of news and connections to
Musings on Best Practice ...
Desktop RSS Readers - Folks in PTV IT are using these
So, you're more of a visual person?
- Blogs as Conversation, and Wikis as Diaries - Not
Exactly (January 29, 2006)
- Do blogs fit in the enterprise? Specific examples
(WIIFMs) ... (April 19, 2007)
- Project Status Dashboards Best Practice (and a
PowerPoint trick) (May 3, 2007)
- Corporate Web 2.0 is Spreading - Here comes the
Blog (May 15, 2007)
- Five Key Skills for Successful Project Managers
(June 18, 2007)
- More Challenges for Applying Web 2.0 inside the
Firewall (July 2, 2007)
- Driving Participation and Contributions on
Internal Blogs and Wikis (July 7, 2007)
- Thoughts on Why Tech Folks Need to Sweat the
Administrivia Details (July 14, 2007)
- The Right Web2.0 Tool for The Job (July 16, 2007)
- Communication is the responsibility of ... (August
- Update on Blogs as PM Tools - Tales from the Front
Lines (January 20, 2008)
- The Best Way to get Web 2.0 Into the Enterprise
(March 3, 2008)
- Success, Failure, and Insights after 12 Months of
Internal Web 2.0 (March 10, 2008)
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