Agile international development?

Net-Map Toolbox

So while I talked with the software developers and coaches at the agile coach camp last weekend, I kept thinking: What if we used the principles that they use to make software development more participatory, user-oriented and faster learning and adopted them in international development projects? In my years of working with international development projects I have seen all different kinds, but I must say, a lot of projects still are heavy on the right hand side.

Internal vs. External Trainers: Some Further Thoughts

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of those design factors is the choice to use internal trainers or external trainers. 2012) , which says (page 144): " For organizations with their own training group, an internal trainer will front up on training day and deliver the training material. Upskilling Internal Trainers.

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The wilting initiative - Are you at risk?

Governance in a Networked World

A new corporate initiative has been established. Business sponsors are hand picked, a program office is established to manage it and the change team is driving the initiatives across the organization.

Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

Carl Jackson of Westhill Knowledge Group (formerly at IDS – Institute of Development Studies ), colleague at KM4Dev , friend and all around smart and funny guy took 20 minutes to share some of his experiences supporting and participating in online communities in international development.

Blog>> Two Pillars of Implementing KM Initiatives

Green Chameleon

A while ago, somebody showed me the results of a study on: what are the critical factors to make Knowledge Management initiatives successful? Then, we published follow-up message in each edition of the internal magazine or newsletter of the respective country indicating the latest development and testimonials. First, involve them early and update them regularly on the results of the initiative.

Muslim Brotherhood: Internal and external networks

Net-Map Toolbox

Where this transformation leads depends on the initial (hidden) disagreements, the development in the political environment and the way the group deals with the process. Muslim Brotherhood setting up stage (copyright Lilian Wagdy, flickr).

Social Media in International Development Podcast: Bill Anderson

Nancy White

As I noted earlier , I’m starting to record a set of podcasts about the role of social media in international development. Today’s podcast is with William (Bill) Anderson and focuses on the science and research aspect of international development.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. Someone spontaneously took the initiative to start a Yammer group (a free account ). What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe.

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Net-Map Level 1 Certification Class at the International Food Policy Research Institute

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s how I will spend this week: Preparing and conducting a Net-Map Level 1 Certification class at IFPRI, the organization where I worked when I initially developed Net-Map. It still feels a bit like coming home and I must admit, it makes me happy to see that all 4 research divisions of the organization have started using the method in their projects. This training, unfortunately, is only open to IFPRI staff.

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Collaboration, Ideation, Yada, Yada, Yada (Tom Pryzgod, Abbott International) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

there's a big regulatory process for setting up a collaboration community - corporate (public affairs, branding, ethics and compliance, legal), international, affiliates, the US group, and more. got a prioritization chart at the end - some key things to focus on initially. -. There are two sessions left before the final keynote. Tom is presenting on collaboration and ideation at Abbott. Tom is the Senior Director for eMarketing and Marketing Operations.

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Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

For the past two years CARE has been engaged in various initiatives guided by the Learning and Organisational Development Unit in Atlanta. I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger.

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The Faces of International Development


The Society for International Development has done it again! Earlier this month, I attended their tremendous annual conference with notable and unforgettable speakers that make you leave the glimmering chandeliers in DC's Omni Shoreham ballroom thinking to yourself, what more needs to be done in international development? The conference convened approximately 600 leaders and advocates for international development. Tags: International Development

Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. reducing duplication of effort around social computing initiatives. (3) Went with a podcasting solution for internal learning and collaboration, and externally for attracting young people. Given that I've just published a book on strategy and governance for SharePoint , I attended.

Enterprise 2.0 initiatives and corporate culture awareness. | Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

initiatives and corporate culture awareness. A negative : A caustic corporate culture can severely debilitate collaboration initiatives. For example, here are two cases where internal blogs did not work well, but internal discussion forums did.

Milieukontakt International’s wikis reduce work chaos

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

He learned about it through his colleague, and it helped that the director was involved in the wiki-initiatives. For instance: ‘we had a new member from Moldova in the international training group.

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Clouds of international development information


Ensconced as I am in Seattle, one of the most exciting places in the world right now for life sciences research and global health delivery (note this important new regional initiative ), Owen's clouds also bring to mind an information management challenge of a different sort: transforming enormous reams of biotech experimental and clinical data into the most effective solutions.

Green Chameleon » Why KM is Hard To Do

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why KM Is Hard To Do: Infrastructure, KM and Implementing Change We recently did a small information management/knowledge management internal initiative at Straits Knowledge.

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Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. It has always been striking for me to listen to feedback and to realise quickly we developed internal blindness.

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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Kinda cool that companies are now posting internal policies publicly. Drat the internal search . Walker Art New Media Initiatives wiki [link] . Do you have internal guidelines available to the public???? . Managing staff who participate in social networks.

Case Study: Analyzing the political economy of the charcoal sector in Tanzania

Net-Map Toolbox

Systemic initiatives to render the sector more environmentally and economically sustainable are missing or have remained largely ineffective. Charcoal business in Tanzania (copyright by CIFOR 2009).

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 8:14 am under community indicators A couple of weeks ago, Peter Block said the qualities of successful community initiatives were, in his experience, being slow, small and underfunded.

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Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

Full Circle Associates

” Time and again, we saw so many of these initiatives fizzle out. It was our sense that we needed to look at the problem differently, with an appreciation for complexity and the diverse contexts across large international development organizations.

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How Wikis Enable Enterprise Collaboration.Seven Wiki Essentials: The Must-Have Elements of Every Successful Wiki Initiative

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking: Framing Contests: Putting Decisions In Context

Collaborative Thinking

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Event: Preparing Teachers of Refugees

Full Circle Associates

A Practice Lab – for those who want to reflect, in community, on their experience developing or participating in teach-the-teachers initiatives. Signature Pedagogy – A consideration of a draft version for teachers-of-teachers of refugees.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

The most important starting point is to ask some important initial questions, explore the options, and learn from others. Looking at our assumptions around these fundamental questions can inform any initiative to “convert” something to elearning.

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Green Chameleon » Juicy

Green Chameleon

He has just blogged about Juice , the initiative that won his team a Gold award in the Business Solutions category of StepTwo’s 2008 Intranet Innovation Awards. But in true Wallace style, his team stepped beyond the procedural and aimed for transparency, user control balanced with accountability and outcomes that support the business and the internal client: “The first impression on new starters for IT and the business as a whole has been transformed.

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Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: Learning in a Crowded Life

Full Circle Associates

The second project is as a very peripheral participant helping a knowledge management initiative pick up clues to what is being learned about the learning in the project. international development knowledge sharing learning BDSLearning

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Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

INDUSTRIALIST’S GOALS IN INITIATING OR SUPPORTING INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA. The company initiates and participates in community development programmes such as health, poverty alleviation, capacity building facilities, etc.

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You Can Observe a Lot By Watching – Yogi Berra

Full Circle Associates

We are currently initiating two experiments to try and solve this problem. The calls were initiated by the portfolio leader, as a response to working with the KM team and hearing needs from grantees. collaboration communication international development learning BDSLearning

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AdAge and the new world of computers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A KEYSTROKE of GENIUS for International Readers? Dear Laurel Papworth, As an international reader of ADVERTISING AGE , this one’s for you, as they say. Initiatives like this are a waste of money. ADAGE introduces a “breakthrough in interactive features&#.

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Setting up an internal Facebook might just solve your company’s communications and engagement problems | Sharing at Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

About Contact Sharing at Work Subscribe by RSS Subscribe by email Setting up an internal Facebook might just solve your company’s communications and engagement problems By Daniel J. T his morning I had the privilege of participating in a breakfast for the industry-leading “diversity and inclusion&# initiative at the office. Since I work for a Fortune 100 company there is a lot of weight behind our diversity initiatives.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs

Nancy White

Some organizations find having a social media policy useful — as long as the policy doesn’t squash the initiatives right from the start! Tags: collaboration international development knowledge sharing non profits/ngos online interaction social media CGIAR FAO kstoolkit

What is the best network structure?

Net-Map Toolbox

Our intuitive initial reaction was: One structure has to be bad, the other one has to be good. case studies Change Management Evaluation International development Monitoring Social NetworksIt's easy: The one with the biggest trophy has to be the best - but how do you judge what's the best network structure? Beauty contest winners, copyright by "What makes the Pie Shops Tick?" " on Flickr) That is THE question that my clients normally want me to answer.

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Resource Guide to Learning Delivery Methods

Full Circle Associates

In 2014 Scott Leslie and I supported an analysis for decision making on training strategies for the International Labour Organization’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, now the Impact Insurance Facility ( [link] ).

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Social Media in Intl. Dev: Gauresh Rajadhyaksha

Nancy White

Continuing my series of podcast conversations about the use of social media in international development, this wee we have Gauresh Rajadhyaksh who works with the Development Prospects Group ( [link] ), a central think-tank unit within the World Bank.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology

Nancy White

Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be? Simply having spaces for teams to collaborate won’t work for most of us, particularly in international development. Yesterday I woke up and checked my email.

Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

collaboration evaluation facilitation international development learning online facilitation online interaction elearning FAO MEDA

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks Seem To Travel Well

Collaborative Thinking

On April 1, the travel department plans to launch new functionality to enable travelers to post travel plans and set up internal meetings with other employees. Sabre has used Cubeless internally for about six months and said it has loaded more than 10,000 user profiles into the system.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week.

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‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


Not only is the understanding of what differentiates them is key to successfully implement socio-collaborative initiatives, but harnessing their complementarity also provides us with a valuable framework of building blocks to leverage the internal ecosystem of Enterprise 2.0.

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Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

The bad news is that most companies fail because they lack the vision and commitment to see beyond the initial tactic of soliciting customer ideas. In practice, most corporate innovation initiatives ignore the value communities and networks can provide.

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