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2012 in review

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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If Santa is the Ultimate Community Manager

December 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Lego SantaA great little blog post from Tim McDonald at My Community Manager that ask

… is Santa the ultimate community manager?

A good community manager listens to the members of the community

Santa reads all those letters from children of what they want for Christmas

A good community manager empowers member of the community to self-govern

Santa empowers parents and children to behave during the entire year

A good community manager always knows how to measure the community

Santa makes a list and checks it twice

A good community manager let’s everyone know they’re there without having to be seen

Santa leaves cookie crumbs.

A good community manager knows where to find their community

Santa makes stops at 108 million homes, in one day!

So we have Santa as the best community manager.  But who is the worst?

I wonder if Darth Vader may appear on that list and else who would be on your list?

Give your online community a virtual flu jab

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment

The Iced-LemsipOnline Communities sometimes suffer colds.  It’s normally nowhere near the suffering that you get from the norovirus.

So what are the remedies to a community that has a cold?

If you can Identifying the symptoms you can would out the diagnosis.

This will then lead to the remedies.  The remedies maybe anything from rest to exercise, anti-biotics to herbal remedies

These are a range of symptoms.  So what remedies would you devise for the symptoms?  And can you guess which film or television series the different diagnosis are from?

Flu Jab

Managing knowledge in project environments

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Mouse Cheese

Back on the 5th of December I was asked if I could do a little presentation about Knowledge Management in a Project and Programme Environment at the newly formed APM Knowledge SIG

It was a personal story about where my original role as a Knowledge Co-ordinator came about to support projects and how things have changed from being project based to more programme based and how Communities of practice have support them.

I have added my presentation at the bottom, due to the two other people also presenting on that day.

Dr Jon Whitty, senior lecturer in project management at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Brendan McAndrew of Mouchel.

Jon talked about the Swiss Cheese Model and how this can be used with Project and Programmes, were as Brendan spoke about the use of Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice at Mouchel.

Below are the three presentations and this is a link to the Storify from the day

swiss cheese

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