Benefit of Virtual Teams - the BP Experience (from mid-1990s)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Knowing the Drill: Virtual Teamwork at BP , Don Cohen looks at the benefits that accrued to BP from virtual teaming approaches and technology in the 1990s. Deliberate coaching was used to get the benefits of virtual teaming. The team spent 50% of their project budget on coaching. - The members of what was called the Virtual Petrotechnical Team were given VT equipment and essentially left alone to find uses for it.

"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” A technology writer with a lot of data to offer, Pinola begins with many footnoted facts, including the Forrester stat claiming that 40% of US workers will work in virtual offices by next year.

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Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Your Virtual Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Read about Guided Insights blended facilitation services and our Bridging the Distance Webinars for more about fostering greater collaboration among your teams, whether face-to-face or virtual. Reflect your team demographics when choosing the best social networking tools.

The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 and how the social networking tools could be used to enhance the connectivity of virtual teams.

Virtual Team Collaboration: Share, Send And Publish Large Files Online With Adobe Share - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Virtual Team Collaboration: Share, Send And Publish Large Files Online With Adobe Share Adobe Share is a web-based team collaboration service allowing you to easily share, send, access and republish selected documents and files online.

The More We Email, The More We Want to Meet (So Much for Reducing Business Travel)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Perhaps remote meetings are hype, or applicable to only a few work styles. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration Virtual Teams A recent article on BA Business Life looked at the growth of business travel, and pondered the reasons why. Perhaps remote meeting technology isn't good enough (video conferencing), or sufficiently spread (telepresence). Perhaps communication technology stimulates the need/desire for business travel. "

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"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” A technology writer with a lot of data to offer, Pinola begins with many footnoted facts, including the Forrester stat claiming that 40% of US workers will work in virtual offices by next year. I’m going out on a very short limb here, feeling quite secure: 100% of American (and global) information workers already are working in virtual offices.

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iTKO Expands the Agility of Enterprise 2.0 Application Development with New Service Virtualization and SOA Governance Offerings

Portals and KM

We covered two main areas of expansion for them: SOA governance and service virtualization. They tend to be standalone applications that put SOA governance policy into software in the form of specifying what needs to be done (i.e. We spent a bit more time on service virtualization (SV).

The Leading Virtually Digest, February 8, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Financial Times special report about the current downturn offering opportunities for distributing leadership and the use of flexible virtual teams. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually , So Far And Yet So Near , Leading Virtual Communities: Do We Have the Answers , Are Casual Virtual Team Participants Endangering Virtual Teams.

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The Implications of Cloud Computing for Work Teams and Leaders

Leading Virtually

My employer has a policy disallowing the organization from paying for software for home computers, and these applications are too expensive for me to buy on my own dime. Cloud computing is the increasingly common occurrence of accessing computing applications via the Internet. Cloud computing separates the software from the logical functions of the local hardware, so instead of needing computing power or specific applications locally (e.g.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 31, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Culture Matters In Virtual Teams. Younger users are more likely to use the Internet for things like social networking or hanging out in virtual worlds. This could have implications for virtual teams with members or leaders from differing generations, including altering preferences for how to communicate and accomplish work. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually (keeping boundaries).

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Understanding the Benefits and Uses of Virtual Worlds

Leading Virtually

Surinder and I are currently attending the Mardi Gras conference on virtual worlds in Baton Rouge along with our colleague Rui Huang. We are here to present our paper that I discussed in last week’s post and also to hear the exciting work that others are pursuing in and around virtual worlds. One presentation by Tony O’Driscoll of Duke University echoed some of the ideas we discussed in an early post, Time to Think Differently About Virtual Worlds.

Enterprise 2.0 aftermath

Endless Knots

Some links to what others have written about " How Twitter Changes Everything " and " Leading Collaborative Teams " sessions: " Enterprise 2.0: Making Virtual Collaboration Work." " Bill Ives, also on AppGap, publishes his insights into and experiences using Twitter, which he also shared in the session, " Twitter as a Business Application. 2009 Facebook Telecommuting Twitter Virtual Teams Web 2.0

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 16, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Confessions of a Telecommuter , So You Think You’d Like to Telecommute , Leading in Face-to-face Versus Virtual Teams. What: Virtualization Journal article on the development of virtual war rooms to help distributed teams get their work done. Bottom line: To help workers in dispersed teams collaborate effectively without getting drowned in emails and meetings, a new class of collaboration technology is emerging.

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Social Identity Applications: Manage Your Career Online

Influence

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and an evolving cast of supporting players have formed a subgroup of social media I think of as "social identity" applications. For a workforce such as programmers and technical professionals who increasingly take advantage of their ability to work with just a broadband internet connection with a capable laptop and cellphone to work in virtual teams, that identity is almost completely formed electronically.

Real-time dashboarding of Social Media conversations

The Bumble Bee

The number of applications for this type of social media dashboarding must be huge in both business and civic engagement. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

In research conducted in the mid-90s on virtual teams, Jessica and Jeff at NetAge concluded that success was “90% people, 10% technology.” According to Stephens in the mid-2000s, avoiding failure “only” required good infrastructure and responsive applications.

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News Updates (December 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Good provides secure email, calendar and contacts through a single application, so users can easily multi-task just as they would on a desktop. This includes the ability to wipe enterprise data remotely without impacting the user’s personal data or applications. Virtual Team Processes.

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Biology and High Performance Teams

The Bumble Bee

Listen to Ken Thompson and Lisa Kimball answer questions on how biological thinking can be used to make teams, networks, communities and groups more effective on a live call hosted by The Plexus Institute. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Building 3D Objects in Second Life: A short video tutorial

The Bumble Bee

I believe that products like Second Life could provide powerful immersive platforms to link together web applications (eg via web services) in much more engaging ways for various collaborative group applications such as team games and business simulations.

News Updates (September 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Silence in Virtual Teams. Phil comments on the destructive influence of silence on virtual teams, and what to do about it. While the old adage says “Silence is golden” it could be eroding trust in your business or on your team. When working with others remotely – whether it’s virtual team members, clients, or vendors – communication is what brings everyone together.

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News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Breeze is an example of a virtual workplace. It is a live, hands-on environment - built by using CorasWorks modular application development software – and it runs on Microsoft SharePoint. It demonstrates how you can use modular software to design and build a web-based, virtual work environment. Virtual meetings in SharePoint? Leveraging Virtual Teams and Social Tools Forum. CorasWorks Breeze.

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Understanding the Real Structure within Your Organization with NetAge OrgScope

Portals and KM

Moving beyond reporting relationships, OrgScope also maps team memberships (which LDAP similarly captures through permission structures), information flows, and workflows, which together give more complete pictures of the organizational network.

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Training to introduce new e-tools

Joitske Hulsebosch

We did a virtual team assignment, using a NING platform as an example of a web-based discussion forum, skype as VoIP and Unyte as an example of a screen sharing tool. Today a little bit of a blogging day, catching up with my bloglines and blog ideas. This is blogpost number 301!

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News Updates (February 9, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Facebook is rolling out a new redesign, but the big change, a transformation of its instant messaging product into a full fledged Web mail application, is being developed behind the scenes, says Fox News. The Virtual Team Builders Blog suggests email best practices. Co-Working.

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News Updates (July 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Details on SharePoint 2010 from Microsoft: - SharePoint 2010 is less about the technology capabilities and more about business applications. The Fourth annual Traction User Group meeting and Training Conference is a unique opportunity to see what's new and planned for Traction TeamPage, talk in person with the Traction team, give your own feedback on Traction's products and direction, and learn from peers and their experiences. 7 steps to exception communication in a virtual team.

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News Updates (May 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rheinmetall integrated IBM Lotus Quickr software for team-oriented departments and document management, IBM Lotus Sametime software for realtime collaboration and IBM Lotus Connections software for social networking into a highly standardized and flexible collaboration suite. 3) If you are an Oracle client (business applications, WebCenter, etc), consider piloting the Team Collaboration component. CubeTree Launch.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This can affect some synchronous applications such as Skype and some chat and web meeting tools.) Are there any prohibitions about downloading and installing applications? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This can affect some synchronous applications such as Skype and some chat and web meeting tools.) Are there any prohibitions about downloading and installing applications? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This can affect some synchronous applications such as Skype and some chat and web meeting tools.) Are there any prohibitions about downloading and installing applications? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This can affect some synchronous applications such as Skype and some chat and web meeting tools.) Are there any prohibitions about downloading and installing applications? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

The Leading Virtually Digest, January 9, 2009

Leading Virtually

Post to which it is related: Leading Virtual Communities: Do We Have the Answers? Bottom line: This article talks about some of the projects Microsoft teams are working on in emerging markets such as India. For example, one team is using technology in creative ways to disseminate information about increasing milk production to dairy farmers in India. This makes for a whole different understanding of virtual collaboration and community in other parts of the world.

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Leading Virtually Digest, January 2, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: New York Times article about Vivaty’s 3-D virtual scenes for web pages. Posts it is related to: The Future of Virtual Teams: Collaboration in 3D Web. Bottom line: Virtual worlds are going hyper-personal and it appears there is plenty of interest from users. The scenes are entirely browser based so there is no download like for other virtual worlds such as Second Life. Posts it is related to: Building Social Relationships in Virtual Teams.

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How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Co-author of six books, she is an expert on virtual teams, networked organizations, and social media. Previously, she was the product line director of AppExchange, salesforce.com's online business applications marketplace, for which she led the development of the Checkout payment services for partner applications. Clara developed Faceconnector (formerly Faceforce), the first business application on Facebook.

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TextFlow

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The arrival of Rich Internet Applications (RIA) gives us the power and the moment to redesign the office experience. We can adapt them to the modern way of working, where enterprise success depends on good collaboration in virtual teams that spread geographically and across organizational lines. As we are a small team, the mark you make – both within the product and the company – will be significant.

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: The Concept of Collaboration (Part 2 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 14, 2008) | Main | Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 17, 2008) » Chaos in Collaboration: The Concept of Collaboration (Part 2 of 5) This is Part 2 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

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Another Example Of Facebook Integration

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. The application also respects any security or permissioning restrictions built into the community, so it can be used for private and closed communities as well as public and open ones.

Are you on the Bully watch? - networks, communities, crews

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Virtual Canuck picks up my posting about crews, teams etc but takes issue with my position, I quote: So I don’t think that Snowden’s use of the term crew to define a subset of groups really moves us forward. These have aspects of community, and some aspects of team along with networks.

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The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? The tools became a resource to allow teams to work better rather than a task on top of assignments. Identify and prioritize the capabilities teams need and then translate them into the appropriate technology choices. Applicant Tracking System Software for Recruiting, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, and more!

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Enterprise-enabling Facebook

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Ten leading platforms for creating online communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

LDAP Live ID openid Lightweight Service Models Mashups Enterprise Mashups Situational Software Network Effects Open APIs Products Rich Internet Applications (RIA) Ajax SaaS SOA Business Process Management Global SOA Governance Orchestration Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) WS-* Social Computing Social Software Community Customer Community Grassroots Community Social Media Social Networking Tolerance Continuum Web 2.0 From gigs and blog posts, to planning applications.

In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community”? « Driving innovation in a digital world

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? For a virtual community to survive, some key ingredients are required: A common, stated purpose (affinity).

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Collaborative Thinking: Contextual Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. SonarBuddies is a reference application of SONAR, which is an API and a data format for sharing social network data. This link will bring you our team page.

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