Intranet Digest http://feed.informer.com/digests/I4JNYYWLZM/feeder Intranet Digest Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:21:16 +0100 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Document your deviations https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/document-your-deviations/ Ellen's Digital Workplace urn:uuid:c0e11bc9-5b4b-6c98-951e-233f1217eba8 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:31:56 +0100 When we were designing the new SharePoint intranet, some things needed (?) to be customized. And you know I am a big fan of custom functionality. (NOT) Formal Publishing sites needed to resemble our internet site (I have always wondered&#8230; <p class="more-link"><a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/document-your-deviations/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignright"><img data-attachment-id="8332" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/document-your-deviations/documentation-dude/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png" data-orig-size="408,505" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Documentation-Dude" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png?w=242" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png?w=408" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png?w=242" alt="Documentation-Dude" class="wp-image-8332" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png?w=242 242w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png?w=121 121w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/documentation-dude.png 408w" sizes="(max-width: 242px) 100vw, 242px" /></figure></div> <p>When we were designing the new SharePoint intranet, some things needed (?) to be customized. And you know I am a big fan of <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/customization/" target="_blank">custom functionality</a>. (NOT)</p> <ul><li>Formal Publishing sites needed to resemble our internet site (<a aria-label="I have always wondered why people think that is a good idea (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/internet-intranet-design/" target="_blank">I have always wondered why people think that is a good idea</a>)</li><li>Collaboration Team sites home pages showed the security classification of the content, the audience and the site owner. (Useful! If applied correctly&#8230;)</li><li>We added another permissions level to avoid site owners creating subsites.</li><li>The document content types had 20 fields of hidden metadata in them, as per our term store. This was to improve the search experience &#8211; after all, in a 40.000 employee company with many locations, a few metadata would be most helpful to find the document from the correct business, function or location.</li></ul> <h2>Dude, where&#8217;s my documentation?</h2> <p>So, when the intranet was ready to launch, and support was handed over to the regular support team, the Support team manager asked the developers for all the documentation.<br> It was not there and they had not planned for it. <a aria-label="Against the advice of Veronique Palmer (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://veroniquepalmer.com/2019/02/22/what-should-you-spend-your-time-documenting-about-sharepoint-these-days/" target="_blank">Against the advice of Veronique Palmer</a>, he accepted this as a fact and support was handed over to the support team. After all, one of the developers was in-house so we could always turn to him.</p> <p>Or so we thought, as he left the organization shortly after launch of the intranet&#8230;</p> <h2>Support</h2> <p>Support mostly went OK as the majority of issues had to do with permissions. <br>But when the content types started to show issues we had no clue where to go for help, so we ended up installing the regular content types. Nobody wanted to complete 20 metadata fields for each document! <br>And when the organization changed structure, the metadata changed as well and nobody knew where to make the changes in the content types.</p> <h2>What to document?</h2> <p>So, while I agree with everyone that too much documentation is a waste of time and effort, it DOES make sense to document:</p> <ul><li><strong>Any custom functionality.</strong> What is the customization supposed to do? What are the specific settings? Is this set by tenant, site collection, or site? Where are the settings to install and implement it? What can go wrong? What NOT to do? Where to go when support people or architects need to look, change or troubleshoot? Etc. </li><li><strong>Anything that is expected to change.</strong> And trust me, things will change! The company&#8217;s name, the company&#8217;s logo, the businesses, there may even be splits, mergers or acquisitions on the horizon. So, make clear where your intranet logo and images live, what effect changing terms in the term store will do to your customizations, and where you need to make the necessary changes to make sure the organizational changes are reflected correctly. </li></ul> <p>This post was created after reading <a aria-label="Gregory Zelfond's recent post about implementing SharePoint in large organizations (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://sharepointmaven.com/best-way-to-implement-sharepoint-in-a-large-organization/" target="_blank">Gregory Zelfond&#8217;s recent post about implementing SharePoint in large organizations</a>, which made me chuckle with recognition <img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/1f642.png" alt=" Do More With SharePoint Bloopers Lessons learned People Team Site Usability Ellen van Aken ellenvanaken The ThoughtSummit Attendees’ Guide to Vancouver https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/thoughtsummit-attendees-guide-to-vancouver/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:81ad0368-da77-ca0e-f54d-202b7cbd8fcf Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:16:37 +0100 Conferences are a fantastic way to not only learn, but also enjoy the sights of a city that isn’t your&#8230; <p>Conferences are a fantastic way to not only learn, but also enjoy the sights of a city that isn’t your home. And when it comes to incredible sights, Vancouver is full of them.</p> <p><a href="https://summit.thoughtfarmer.com" style="color:#A23D00;">ThoughtSummit</a> is a two-day conference happening from May 13<sup>th </sup>to 14<sup>th</sup>. Many of our past attendees and speakers added a day or two on their trip to enjoy this amazing city. If possible, we highly recommend you do the same.</p> <p>There is no shortage of websites detailing the top things to do or see in Vancouver. But recommendations are always better when they have a personal touch. So, we asked some of our employees what their favorite parts of the city are, so you can experience Vancouver like a local.</p> <ul> <li>“Driving the Sea-to-Sky is unlike anything I’d ever seen. Doing that drive the first time left me like ‘wow BC is beautiful!’” <em>Anne Buchan, Graphic Designer</em></li> <li>“I love the Commercial Drive area. It’s edgy, diverse, has great food, and has some great antique shops.” <em>Kelly Batke, Senior Content Manager</em></li> <li>“My favorite thing to do is eat breakfast at <a href="https://www.breakfasttable.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">The Breakfast Table</a>.” <em>Geoff Gordon, Project Manager</em></li> <li>“Walk along Main Street, pop into the boutique shops and support local designers. After working up an appetite, stop into <a href="https://locusonmain.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">The Locus </a>for brunch or a late lunch. Also, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is a little piece of horticulture heaven. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon outdoors.” <em>Christie Atkins, Marketing Manager</em></li> <li>“When I’m not walking or driving to the next restaurant, a daytime stroll down Kitsilano’s trendy 4th Avenue reminds me that there’s more to Vancouver than great food.” <em>Wil Arndt, Creative Director</em></li> <li>“I love strolling, shopping, and enjoying the mural art in Mount Pleasant. I also enjoy hiking in Deep Cove or Squamish.” <em>Sophie Repussard, Software Tester</em></li> <li>“Is there something to do other than eat? My favorite spots are <a href="https://www.stlawrencerestaurant.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">St Lawrence Restaurant</a>, <a href="http://www.saviovolpe.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Savio Volpe</a>, and <a href="http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Les Faux Borgeois</a>.” <em>Lawrence Chan, Business Analyst</em></li> <li>“I am also all about the food. I highly recommend <a href="http://www.phnompenhrestaurant.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Phnom Penh</a>.” <em>Amol Gill, Director of Sales</em></li> <li>“I always enjoy heading up to Queen Elizabeth Park. It has some of the best views of the city as well as a beautiful indoor tropical garden (Bloedel Conservatory).” Ian Blake, Director of Marketing</li> </ul> <p>And for those of you requiring a bit more detail, here is some further information on sights to see in Vancouver, and places to eat:</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Sightseeing in Vancouver</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden</a> in the heart of Chinatown is beautiful. A nice quiet spot amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown.</li> <li><a href="https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx" style="color:#A23D00;">Stanley Park</a>, by pedal, foot, or rollerblades.</li> </ul> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Craft beer fanatic? Self-proclaimed foodie?</h3> <p><a href="http://granvilleisland.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Granville Island</a> is home to a spectacular indoor food market and an array of great restaurants. Plus, visitors can take the AquaBus ferry ride, which is an attraction all on its own.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">​Need some “me” time?</h3> <p>If you&#8217;re looking for some tranquility after all of the learning and networking, you could visit any one of the hundreds of Yoga studios dotted around the city. <a href="https://yyoga.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">YYoga</a>, <a href="https://oxygenyogaandfitness.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Oxygen Yoga &amp; Fitness</a>, or <a href="https://oneyogaforthepeople.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">One Yoga for the People</a>, just to name a few.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Indulge your inner artist</h3> <p>The <a href="http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Vancouver Art Gallery</a> always has something fun going on. Whether it&#8217;s local artists or popular touring exhibits, there is sure to be something for every art enthusiast.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">​Discover Canada from a unique perspective</h3> <p>See Canada&#8217;s most spectacular sights through an amazing virtual flight ride. FlyOver Canada is great for both Canadians and our international friends.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Sightseeing around Vancouver</h3> <ul> <li>Take a Sea Kayaking trip in Deep Cove or off of Jericho Beach</li> <li>Hike <a href="http://lynncanyon.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Lynn Canyon</a></li> <li>Rent Speed Boats for the day from <a href="http://www.sewellsmarina.com/boat-rentals/" style="color:#A23D00;">Sewells</a></li> <li>Hike the <a href="http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/stawamus-chief/" style="color:#A23D00;">Stawamus Chief</a> in Squamish and enjoy spectacular views from the top</li> <li>Ride the <a href="https://www.seatoskygondola.com/?gclid=CPz3tY2PndMCFUlufgodZTEKag" style="color:#A23D00;">Sea-to-Sky Gondola</a></li> <li>Visit <a style="color:#A23D00;background-color: #ffffff" href="https://www.grousemountain.com/">Grouse Mountain</a></li> </ul> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Vancouver restaurants &amp; cuisines</h3> <ul> <li>Belgian-Morrocan: <a href="http://www.chambar.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Chambar</a></li> <li>West Coast: <a href="https://hawksworthrestaurant.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Hawksworth</a></li> <li>Italian-Japanese: <a href="http://www.kissatanto.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Kissa Tanto</a></li> <li>Mexican: <a href="http://www.lataqueria.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">La Taquería</a></li> <li>Italian: <a href="http://niclipizzeria.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Nicli Antica Pizzeria</a></li> <li>Japanese (Ramen): <a href="https://www.yelp.ca/biz/hokkaido-ramen-santouka-vancouver" style="color:#A23D00;">Hokkaido Ramen Santouka</a></li> <li>Japanese (Sushi): <a href="https://mikurestaurant.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Miku</a></li> <li>Indian: <a href="http://www.vijs.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Vij&#8217;s</a></li> <li>Italian: <a href="http://www.askforluigi.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Ask For Luigi</a></li> <li>Thai: <a href="http://maenam.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Maenam</a></li> <li>Korean: <a href="http://www.surakoreancuisine.com/#robson" style="color:#A23D00;">Sura</a></li> <li>Spanish: <a href="https://www.bodegaonmain.ca/" style="color:#A23D00;">Bodega</a></li> <li>Drinks &amp; Cocktails: <a href="http://prohibitionrhg.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Prohibition Bar</a></li> </ul> <p>Eager to experience all that Vancouver has to offer AND learn about intranets? <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thoughtsummit-2019-registration-52248285027" style="color:#A23D00;">Purchase your tickets</a> to ThoughtSummit now.</p> News & Events intranet software thoughtsummit Christie Atkins Keys to curing your employees’ digital workplace woes https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/keys-to-curing-your-employees-digital-workplace-woes/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:2a41570b-ac8e-eb5c-c987-caa75c3c4d9e Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:46:12 +0100 <p>Our blog this week comes from Nexthink’s Digital Employee Experience Evangelist, Tim Flower. Nexthink is an Innovation Spotlight<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/keys-to-curing-your-employees-digital-workplace-woes/" title="Read Keys to curing your employees’ digital workplace woes">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/keys-to-curing-your-employees-digital-workplace-woes/">Keys to curing your employees’ digital workplace woes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Digital workplace DW24 Expert blog Featured Tim Flower How Philips put power back into its intranet https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/how-philips-put-power-back-into-its-intranet/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:8dae936d-e080-be8f-1433-443d01b72504 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:38:07 +0100 <p>Philips employs more than 70,000 employees in 100 countries. Before it launched its new intranet, Communication Channels Director,<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/how-philips-put-power-back-into-its-intranet/" title="Read How Philips put power back into its intranet">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/20/how-philips-put-power-back-into-its-intranet/">How Philips put power back into its intranet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Digital workplace DWG Podcast Expert blog DWG Intranet Podcasting for Internal Communications http://www.intranetblog.com/intranet-podcasting-internal-communications/ Intranet Blog urn:uuid:438813ba-e83c-094b-1034-b57eddd29e2f Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:25:10 +0100 <p>Email is easy; newsletters and intranet home page news are par-for-the-course. But communications that that drives employee engagement are truly great. This is the impetus for  CEOs, communications and intranet managers that are increasingly employing intranet podcasting as a way to engage employees. Podcasting is spreading like wildfire (Nielsen, 2018): 120 million Americans listened to a [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com/intranet-podcasting-internal-communications/">Intranet Podcasting for Internal Communications</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com">IntranetBlog.com - Intranet design, intranet news, intranet case studies, intranet redesign, intranet consultants</a>.</p> <p>Email is easy; newsletters and intranet home page news are par-for-the-course. But communications that that drives employee engagement are truly great. This is the impetus for  CEOs, communications and intranet managers that are increasingly employing intranet podcasting as a way to engage employees.</p> <p>Podcasting is spreading like wildfire (Nielsen, 2018):</p> <ul> <li>120 million Americans listened to a podcast last year</li> <li>Podcast ‘listens’ are growing by 11% per year</li> <li>49% of listening is done at home; 22% in the car</li> <li>80% listen to all or more of each podcast</li> </ul> <blockquote><p><strong>“Intranet podcasting offers a low-cost, high-return investment.”</strong></p></blockquote> <p>Intranet podcasting represents a natural progression for communicators looking to build employee engagement. Intranet podcasting, as part of a greater employee communications strategy, has many important applications:</p> <ul> <li>executive interviews</li> <li>employee townhalls</li> <li>executive speeches</li> <li>business updates</li> <li>presentations</li> <li>subject matter expert Q&amp;As</li> <li>employee profiles</li> <li>training</li> </ul> <h2>Transparency and More Frequent Updates</h2> <p>Where in the past executives may have had to fly around the world to different offices for company roadshows, this can now be done via podcast. This opens opportunities for more frequent updates and frees up time for CEOs that are already under constant time constraints.</p> <p>Intranet podcasts also provide an opportunity for storytelling, giving senior management a new way to connect with their employees, communicate strategies and offer a more personal touch than is conveyed through emails. And makes leaders more accessible, personal, and relatable.</p> <p>For time-pressed employees, intranet podcasts offer an alternative media to learn important information and employee news in a way that is convenient for them. Employees can listen to an intranet podcast at work, in the car or train, or at home while making dinner.</p> <h2>Business efficient communications</h2> <p>We all have meeting fatigue and some are ditching meetings as they are seen as unproductive and inefficient (in one study, as many as <a href="https://hbr.org/2017/07/stop-the-meeting-madness">71% of senior managers</a> didn’t think that they were useful). Podcasts offer a more efficient alternative as they can be accessed at any time and do not require meeting rooms or specific schedule availability.</p> <p>Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, uses podcasts to share his personal thoughts, and <a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-podcast-met-20171008-story.html">interview interesting Chicagoans</a> and city employees. The podcasts run 15-45 minutes (typically 30-40 minutes).</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-6164" src="http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines-1024x305.png" alt="intranet podcast at american airlines" width="1024" height="305" srcset="http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines-1024x305.png 1024w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines-300x89.png 300w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines-768x229.png 768w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines-1080x321.png 1080w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/intranet-podcast-at-american-airlines.png 1223w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The American Airlines employee podcast, Tell Me Why</em></p> <p>American Airlines is pioneering this approach through their <a href="https://www.ragan.com/american-airlines-using-podcasts-to-reach-staff-and-the-public/">podcasts available on iTunes and Soundcloud</a>. The weekly employee podcast, produced by Internal Communications, are 7-10 minutes in length, and discuss broad and hot-button issues, or feature great employee or customer stories. Topics include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://soundcloud.com/american-airlines-internal-news/s2e2-dream-big-dream-loud">“Dream big, dream loud”</a> (the strategic plan)</li> <li>&#8220;Gaining Alignment On Reliability&#8221; (Black History Month)</li> <li>“Make our guests feel at home” (customer service)</li> </ul> <p>On average, 12000 employees listen to each podcast, entitled “Tell Me Why” (the why behind the news, decisions, and events at American Airlines). AA makes these podcasts available to anyone who wants to listen on <a href="https://soundcloud.com/american-airlines-internal-news">Soundcloud.com</a>.</p> <h2>Affordable and Easy Podcasting</h2> <p>Recording and distributing a podcast is easy for executives and intranet managers as the software is easy to understand (Garage Band and Audacity are popular solutions). Podcasting is also cost-effective as it uses existing infrastructure and technology; most intranet platform can easily accommodate audio files (MP3, .WAV) that are far smaller and faster to download than video.</p> <p>ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent energy and power company, uses podcasting for internal communications to their 11,000 employees that is scattered across 17 different countries. ConocoPhillips produces four to six podcasts each month, and the initial cost is minimal.</p> <p>“To set up our studio and equipment at headquarters cost under $5000, and additional mobile units cost $850 each; and that small investment allows us to connect our speakers with a broader audience,” says Ray Scippa, Director of Publications. “Intranet podcasting offers a low-cost, high-return investment.”</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6165" src="http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/INTRANET-PODCASTING-CONOCOPHILLIPS.png" alt="INTRANET PODCASTING CONOCOPHILLIPS" width="799" height="400" srcset="http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/INTRANET-PODCASTING-CONOCOPHILLIPS.png 799w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/INTRANET-PODCASTING-CONOCOPHILLIPS-300x150.png 300w, http://www.intranetblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/INTRANET-PODCASTING-CONOCOPHILLIPS-768x384.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 799px) 100vw, 799px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Intranet podcasting for employees at ConocoPhillips</em></p> <p>ConocoPhillips intranet podcasts are far more popular with employees than news, and the results are impressive:</p> <ul> <li>Average podcast has 2,500 to 3,500 “listens” (20-30% of all employees)</li> <li>Written stories typically average 1,500 to 2,000 “reads” (15-20% of all employees)</li> <li>One podcast featuring an employee survivor of cancer received more than 4000 listens (22 minutes in length)</li> </ul> <p>Examining the underlying employee engagement, one can safely conclude that engagement with podcasts are perhaps 10x or greater than engagement than news stories. Twice as many employees, on average, hit a podcast versus the average news story (and the average employee spends 15-20 seconds on a news story, versus 20 minutes on a podcast)</p> <p>If there’s one lesson to learn, print is good, but podcasting can be great.</p> <p>View a complete video replay of our <a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1859420793221481473">special webinar on Intranet Podcasting + Video</a></p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://www.prescientdigital.com/events/upcoming%20events/the-new-social-intranet-the-latest-in-social-collaboration"><strong>RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE NEXT WEBINAR: The New Social Intranet: The Latest in Social Collaboration</strong></a></p></blockquote> <p>ALSO READ: <a href="https://prescientdigital.com/articles/intranet-radio-at-ibm">Intranet Radio at IBM</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com/intranet-podcasting-internal-communications/">Intranet Podcasting for Internal Communications</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com">IntranetBlog.com - Intranet design, intranet news, intranet case studies, intranet redesign, intranet consultants</a>.</p> Applications Best Practices Blogs Case Studies Convergence Employee networking Exploit your ideas Featured Main Page Social Intranet Web 2.0 employee communications employee podcast internal communications intranet podcast intranet podcasting Toby Ward Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams? (Part 2) https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/18/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-2/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:0c4b2512-9205-0a54-5cbd-a2e45a6d89a1 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:41:17 +0100 <p>Jira is typically regarded as a technical tool. In some companies, this reputation is so widespread that the IT and software teams use the Jira intensively, while other teams avoid it completely. In this two-part article, I'm arguing why it's worth freeing Jira from this unfair constraint and expanding its use into the company as a whole.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/18/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-2/">Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams? (Part 2)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://seibert.biz/jira">Jira is typically regarded as a technical tool</a>. In some companies, this reputation is so widespread that the IT and software teams use the Jira intensively, while other teams avoid it completely. In this two-part article, I'm arguing why it's worth freeing Jira from this unfair constraint and expanding its use into the company as a whole. In the first part, I talked about the <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/01/31/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-1/">benefits for agile teams, the increased transparency and the helpful integration with Confluence</a>. Let's continue.</p> <h3>Custom workflows for all teams</h3> <p>Each team manages tasks in its own way - and workflows are one of Jira's strengths, where issues have defined status change rules and move from open to closed. Various project templates offer predefined workflows to get you started immediately. And if they don't fit, you can roll your own workflows.</p> <p>The Jira workflow editor is a diagram-based visual view of the process and helps to ensure consistency. An custom workflow can be created for each project and modified at any time - from a simple Open -&gt; In Progress -&gt; Completed flow, to extensive processes involving various approval levels, resubmissions, etc. This lets you experiment and react quickly to changes in requirements until you find suitable processes that ensure that all issues are completed systematically.</p> <div id="attachment_5617" style="width: 1290px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jira-Software-Workflows.png"><img data-attachment-id="5617" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/18/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-2/jira-software-workflows/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jira-Software-Workflows.png" data-orig-size="1280,912" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Jira Software workflows" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Jira Software workflows&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jira-Software-Workflows.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jira-Software-Workflows.png" class="size-full wp-image-5617" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jira-Software-Workflows.png" alt="Jira Software workflows" width="1280" height="912" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Jira Software workflow</p></div> <h3>Real collaboration needs comments</h3> <p>Comments are a fundamental part of the working collaboratively with Jira. Each issue has a comment section with a rich text editor which displays the discussions about the task.</p> <p>These comments are persistent, and thus the entire background and discussion about a task is centrally available in the issue. It is easy to involve new contributors and get them up-to-speed. Compare this with a <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/08/31/good-emails-bad-emails/?_gl=1*wdsa5v*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE1NDQ3OTQ3MTMufkVBSWFJUW9iQ2hNSW9fR2hzNkNmM3dJVlNwU3lDaDAzcUFVTkVBQVlBU0FBRWdJbEpfRF9Cd0U.">messy discussion thread about a task via email</a>!</p> <h3>Real collaboration needs mentions</h3> <p>One feature that doesn't seem particularly exciting at first glance is @ mentions where you can ping and involve a coworker. In practice, being able to address other users directly in issue descriptions and comments is very helpful and speeds up teamwork when there are uncertainties, when questions arise, or when additional expertise is needed, etc.</p> <p>You can involve colleagues to collaborate on the issue and integrate them into the process. The seamless interaction with Jira's email notifications (see below) ensures that the right user is automatically notified. If members of the Jira implementation team make ample use of it, especially at the beginning of their introductory project, they can effectively increase Jira's acceptance and uptake throughout their workplace.</p> <h3>Automated email notifications</h3> <p>Jira informs the people involved automatically by email about the progress of the issue. This provides constant transparency without participants having to work within the system (if they don't need to). But it is also a step towards banishing the traditional internal back-and-forth email exchanges, making digital collaboration easier.</p> <p>Jira informs the people involved automatically by email about the progress of the issue. This provides constant transparency without participants having to work within the system (if they don't need to). But it is also a step towards banishing the traditional internal back-and-forth email exchanges, making digital collaboration easier.</p> <p>Emails that help to banish emails? This sounds paradoxical but it really works. The Jira emails are not substantive contributions to tasks, but pure notifications that are intended to keep you up-to-date with the current status. Discussions happen outside of the inbox in Jira. I recently discussed this in more detail in another article: <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/07/02/notifications-from-atlassian-software-do-they-increase-the-flood-of-internal-emails/">Notifications from Atlassian software: Do they increase the flood of internal emails?</a></p> <h3>Jira is more beginner-friendly than ever before</h3> <p>Initially, Jira could appear to be daunting to inexperienced users. It is easy to overcome the fear of Jira's rich and complex functionality, because nowadays it is easier than ever to get started as a new user.</p> <p>A button to create issues is available on every screen within the system. Creating a new issue takes only a few seconds. An easy-to-use rich text editor lets you add descriptions and comments easily. Working with issues on digital boards is as intuitive as it is elegant. To set up Jira, (e.g. workflows and boards) Jira offers administrators a slim, understandable interface.</p> <p>As a result, you won't need to run full-day employee training sessions before you start rolling out Jira beyond the technical teams. A few short tutorial videos, some trained contact partners in the company (internal trainers) and when the system has a strong presence in everyone's day-to-day work life from the start, it'll be readily accepted. To get started quickly, we offer a number of resources such as our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3DY-Wn823F3vr2VyVdfJaihZSUTR5Fq">Learn Atlassian Jira video tutorial series</a>. Nobody needs to fear Jira now!</p> <h3>Consolidating your IT infrastructure</h3> <p>A positive side effect resulting from an expanded Jira rollout is the standardization of digital project and task management within your organization. It wastes the IT departments time when technical teams work successfully with Jira, but the other teams use different tools to manage their to-dos.</p> <p>It's quite likely you have an unmanageable tangle of systems and tools which are incompatible with each other and distributed across various platforms. Teams cannot work together unless there is a shared platform. Maybe your IT department can be reached via an internal service desk, but that drastically limits communication. How does a software team assign a task to the marketing team? And here's a curly question for you: Do your teams' plethora of tools all comply with your company compliance and security policies?</p> <p>Expanding Jira to be used throughout the company alleviates these problems. Projects and tasks are centralized and made more visible. Teams and departments can coordinate more efficiently where their tasks overlap. The infrastructure is simplified and consolidated, relieving IT resources and making license management easier.</p> <h3>Bottom line</h3> <p>Jira can be "the one" task management system for everyone. There are countless organizations of all sizes and industries where this is the case. Jira is not elitist; the use cases are varied and cross team boundaries. Due to the rich functionality supporting specialist applications, Jira avoids falling into the trap of the generalist, where a tool can do many things, but none of them properly.</p> <p>For companies where Jira is stuck in only a couple of use-cases, that the view of it being a tool only suited for technical team be reconsidered. Although the technical teams may be a good first iteration of a large-scale rollout, even when this iteration has taken a long time, the end goal should be company-wide. Taking a strategic approach with pilot teams, a train-the-trainer concept, and above all, making it a constant tool in your daily work will be most helpful and effective.</p> <h3>Your experienced Atlassian Jira partner</h3> <p>Do you have questions about Atlassian's Jira? //SEIBERT/MEDIA is an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner. We would be delighted to help you introduce and learn to use Jira more productively in your company. We offer strategic consulting, licensing, implementation, optimization and expansion advice for all Jira and Atlassian software deployments. Get in touch with us today!</p> <p>Haben Sie Fragen zu Atlassian Jira? //SEIBERT/MEDIA ist Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner. Wir unterstützen Sie gerne bei allen Aspekten rund um eine Einführung und produktive Nutzung der unterschiedlichen Jira-Deployments in Ihrem Unternehmen – von der strategischen Beratung über die Lizenzierung bis zur Implementierung, Optimierung und Erweiterung. <a href="http://seibert.biz/anfrage">Melden Sie sich bei uns</a>!</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2018/12/11/ist-jira-in-ihren-it-und-entwicklungsteams-gefangen-teil-2/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://seibert.biz/creativecommonscontent"><img data-attachment-id="5618" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/18/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-2/creative-commons-seibert-media/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/creative-commons-seibert-media.png" data-orig-size="200,62" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="creative-commons-seibert-media" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/creative-commons-seibert-media.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/creative-commons-seibert-media.png" class="wp-image-5618 size-full alignnone" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/creative-commons-seibert-media.png" alt="" width="200" height="62" /></a><br /> <em><a href="https://seibert.biz/creativecommonscontent" target="_blank" rel="noopener">More about our Creative Common license</a></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/18/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-2/">Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams? (Part 2)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> Collaboration Web Technologies Work Techniques creative commons Jira Jira Core Jira Software Martin Seibert Looking for Professional Development Opportunities? https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/thoughtsummit-professional-development-opportunities/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:ca61a0d1-e148-3abd-de86-6820e0759afb Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:08:18 +0100 No matter how long you have been a communication or HR professional, there is always something to learn. Trends, innovations,&#8230; <p>No matter how long you have been a communication or HR professional, there is always something to learn. Trends, innovations, and new strategies happen almost daily, and to stay up-to-date you need educational opportunities that equip you with a variety of skills and knowledge.</p> <p><a href="https://summit.thoughtfarmer.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">ThoughtSummit</a> is an inspiring intranet conference that brings together Communications, HR, and IT professionals for two days of learning, networking, and fun. From May 13-14, attendees will benefit from live, face-to-face professional development relevant to their business/career goals and needs.</p> <p>ThoughtSummit attendees will return to the workplace with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with new knowledge and tools, as well as new contacts. These benefits will help attendees grow personally, and more importantly, professionally.</p> <p>Here is a sneak peek into some of the upcoming sessions:</p> <h4>You Can&#8217;t Commsplain Your Way to Success</h4> <p>An uncomfortable yet humorous conversation where communicators learn to take ownership and overcome the denial we all have about explaining away our challenges.</p> <h4>Do You Need an Intranet AND a Chatbot?</h4> <p>A discussion on the subject of chatbots, where Chris McGrath will break down the strengths and weaknesses of chatbots, and how a chatbot can complement or enhance your intranet.</p> <h4>How to Customize Your Intranet to Keep Your Employees Engaged</h4> <p>A well-designed intranet can go a long way in ensuring initial intranet adoption. But what do you do to keep employees coming back day after day?</p> <h4>There’s a Form for That!</h4> <p>A one-hour workshop session where our brightest user design experts will walk you through all the steps to creating and leveraging forms in your intranet.</p> <h4>Rowboat in a Hurricane: Dealing with Change &amp; Unexpected Setbacks</h4> <p>Imagine surviving a hurricane with nothing more than a rowboat to shelter you. When our speakers set off on a quest to become the first to row across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland North America, this was not what they anticipated. They will share techniques to deal with changing environments including altering our perception, preparing for the unexpected, assessing risks, and improving communication.</p> <p>Interested in attending? Click <a href="https://summit.thoughtfarmer.com/agenda/" style="color:#A23D00;">here</a> to view the full agenda or <a href="https://summit.thoughtfarmer.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">learn more</a> about the conference.</p> News & Events Christie Atkins Custom business apps on Office 365 – the art of the possible https://www.contentformula.com/blog/custom-business-apps-office-365-art-possible/ Content Formula urn:uuid:bc31979e-4d87-9ba2-daa4-c3826ac47568 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:03:23 +0100 <p>Most people don't realise that Office 365 is a flexible, effective platform to develop and deploy bespoke business apps quickly and cheaply. Find out what's possible and how to go about it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/custom-business-apps-office-365-art-possible/">Custom business apps on Office 365 &#8211; the art of the possible</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>Office 365 not only offers an incredible array of tools and services such as SharePoint Online, MS Teams, and Outlook but also acts as a flexible, effective platform to develop and <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/business-app">deploy bespoke business apps</a>. These can help employees with specific processes and goals that are unique to your organisation.</p> <h2>What is a bespoke business app?</h2> <p>Many of the Office 365 tools can be used straight out of the box. But some features such as Power BI, PowerApps, Flow and even Azure (not Office 365, strictly speaking) are there to help you build custom capabilities and applications and digitise processes. The app may be based on a configuration, customisation, combination or integration of standard Office 365 applications and services.</p> <h2>Why deploy bespoke business apps?</h2> <p>There are multiple reasons to create bespoke business apps. You can:</p> <ul> <li>Create apps to your exact specification</li> <li>Improve a huge variety of processes <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-office-365-and-wizdom-makes-automation-possible-for-everybody/">through automation</a></li> <li>Digitise processes reliant on email or paper</li> <li>Reduce costs, for example discontinuing subscriptions for SaaS apps and point solutions</li> <li>Help employees get things done in ways that are centred on how they actually work</li> <li>Build apps for mobile so that processes can be done on the move</li> <li>Build completely new capabilities and services, and drive innovation</li> <li>Create apps within the Office 365 environment, all easily accessible via Single Sign-On, and advance your digital workplace</li> <li>Help drive adoption of Office 365 tools and fully leverage your investment in Office 365</li> <li>Help to improve the employee experience for all your workforce, for example by building tools specifically for frontline workers</li> <li>And many more!</li> </ul> <h2>What kind of business apps can you build with Office 365?</h2> <p>There are many types of different business app you can build and deploy. At Content Formula we’ve built and launched <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/business-app">multiple types of apps</a>.  For example:</p> <p><b>Automation and efficiency</b></p> <p>Office 365 provides many opportunities to use automation and workflow, helping to improve processes, drive efficiencies, increase accuracy, minimise risk and more. If you have processes which are currently too reliant on email and file shares, or still even use paper, then there are almost certainly opportunities for automation.  For example, at Praetura, a private equity company, we <a href="https://www.contentformula.com/case-study/video-case-study-xcapital">automated a key process</a> for tracking and assessing opportunities for investment, using workflow and automation to take staff through an eight-stage process.  Meanwhile at Haines Watts we helped to streamline employee onboarding with an onboarding workflow.</p> <p><b>Reporting and dashboarding</b></p> <p>Power BI is an exciting tool which can produce attractive dashboards and reports, bring together information form multiple sources into one place. Reporting “apps” can help drive insights which support real-time decision making for management, system owners and more. We’ve developed numerous dashboards for clients, as well as reporting dashboards as part of other apps.</p> <p><b>Content, knowledge and learning</b></p> <p>Some apps are created to better manage content, knowledge or learning resources, and provide access for employees. For example, <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/building-policy-library-employees-actually-want-use/">we built a powerful bespoke central policy library</a> that was suited to the specific needs of the Institute of Cancer Research.  <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/case-study/introducing-cyril-%E2%80%93-haines-watts%E2%80%99-new-intranet-based-chatbot">Chatbots</a> can also help connect employees to content and knowledge.</p> <p><b>Collaboration</b></p> <p>Office 365 has a stack of collaboration tools including Yammer, Teams and Team Sites. There are  many possibilities to customise these to suit your processes and ways of working. For example, we added a <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/case-study/what-if">unique knowledge management solution to Microsoft Teams for !What If?</a>, allowing teams to easily share the most valuable documents containing knowledge from projects.</p> <p><b>Mobile solutions</b></p> <p>Sometimes business apps based on Office 365 can be designed specifically for mobile devices, particularly if the target audience are frontline or mobile employees who might not have easy access to a computer during the day. For example, Content Formula has developed a mobile news app for field workers. Thanks to Microsoft&#8217;s own mobile apps for Flow and PowerApps it&#8217;s become very easy to deploy custom mobile apps.</p> <p><b>Core operational systems</b></p> <p>Sometimes an app goes beyond being an app; it’s so central to what your organisation and employees do it’s really a core system. With our award-winning work for property company <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/case-study/how-we-transformed-mmes-business-process-sharepoint-and-office-365">Moving Made Easy</a>, we created an entire digital workplace designed around the different stages of selling a property, replacing a creaking legacy system, driving significant headcount efficiencies with integration and automation, and even creating new opportunities to innovate their service.</p> <p><b>Customer apps</b></p> <p>Although most business apps for Office 365 tend to be for employees, it’s also possible to develop apps that impact customers.  For example, in our work for Moving Made Easy, our solution output PDF reports that are automatically sent to customers. There are now plans to extend the system for direct customer access.</p> <p><b>Enhance existing tools</b></p> <p>Sometimes you want to use tools from the Office 365 suite, but perhaps they don’t quite work in the right way for you. Sometimes a little customisation can go a long way and really add value. For example, we enhanced the use of Microsoft Teams for innovation company What If? so that spaces can be automatically archived and aligned to the company’s project management methodology.</p> <h2>Approaches for developing your business app strategy</h2> <p>There are no hard and fast rules to developing your strategy, but here are a few successful approaches we’ve observed based on our work with clients:</p> <p><b>Base your strategy on user and stakeholder research</b></p> <p>A strategy for your apps should be based on thorough user and stakeholder research which reveals how people work and their pain points. At Content Formula we carry out our discovery process involving user and stakeholder interviews and workshops, so we get a thorough understanding of the problems we are trying to solve.</p> <p><b>Identify obvious opportunities</b></p> <p>Usually within any organisation there are some obvious opportunities where an app can make a significant difference. A typical example might be a process which is primarily carried out by email or even manually. Perhaps there is an activity where users must enter different systems to complete tasks or get information.</p> <p>Sometimes these opportunities might prove to be “low hanging fruit” where an app can quickly and easily resolve user frustrations or save time. Prioritising straightforward, high value apps that touch a lot of people can demonstrate the power of Office 365 to stakeholders and users and give a wider programme of transformation some momentum.</p> <p><b>Align your business app strategy to company and digital workplace strategy</b></p> <p>A strategy for your business apps doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It needs to align with your wider company strategy but also your more specific digital workplace or Office 365 strategy in order to deliver value, drive adoption and make sure it meets any necessary standards.</p> <p><b>Chase widespread value</b></p> <p>Some apps are likely to deliver more value than others. Despite it being tempting to design a specific app which might be very clever, it usually makes sense prioritising solutions which have the most widespread value. For example, apps that:</p> <ul> <li>cover core or critical activities, for example relating to customers</li> <li>impact a wide number of people</li> <li>deliver considerable time or cost savings</li> <li>enable other potential digital workplace solutions or apps</li> <li>help to eliminate or reduce critical risks.</li> <li>drive or enforce compliance</li> </ul> <p><b>Build more complex apps in phases</b></p> <p>Sometimes more critical apps can evolve into more complex systems, but it can be worth delivering these in phases so you can start to gain value from them and learn about their usage. It’s not always advantageous to build too much complexity when you’re starting out, and you may want to wrap this into your strategy.</p> <p><b>Work iteratively and learn as you go</b></p> <p>Most organisations find they learn a lot about how to get the best out of Office 365 once they see it deployed and being used. Taking a more iterative approach to app development can help you to spot opportunities but also get insights into how to develop tools and incorporate more user feedback. If you want to customise Microsoft Teams for an app, learning how Teams is already being used gives you an advantage.</p> <p><b>Don’t just recreate what’s gone before</b></p> <p>The digital workplace tools within Office 365 can help you to design completely new ways of doing things. If your app strategy is just redesigning processes in a slightly more efficient way using Office 365, you may be missing out on some exciting opportunities.</p> <h2>It’s all about the apps!</h2> <p>Office 365 provides an exceptional platform to build compelling bespoke business apps to help your employees and your organisation. If you’d like to talk about your business apps strategy for Office 365 then <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/contact">get in touch with us</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/custom-business-apps-office-365-art-possible/">Custom business apps on Office 365 &#8211; the art of the possible</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace Enterprise applications Mobile Intranet SharePoint development Dan Hawtrey WEBINAR: How to organize your intranet content to enhance productivity https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/webinar-how-to-organize-intranet-content/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:8e8d6fba-83a9-c9de-6e0d-c44ac4d86ab2 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00:59 +0100 For your intranet to succeed, content must be well organized, well structured, and intuitively labeled. In other words, your intranet&#8230; <p>For your intranet to succeed, content must be well organized, well structured, and intuitively labeled. In other words, your intranet needs good Information Architecture (IA).</p> <p>IA is the organization of content that allows users to understand where they are, and where the information they want is located on their intranet. From ease of use and simplified navigation to faster adoption, your intranet is dependent on a strong IA.</p> <p>Join us for a webinar on March 14<sup>th</sup>, at 12:00 PM PDT, where, together with the team from <a href="https://www.optimalworkshop.com" style="color:#A23D00;">Optimal Workshop</a>, we will share the secrets to achieving a superior IA for your intranet. You will learn:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Content audit:</strong> Catalog all the pages and files and determine the usefulness of each piece.</li> <li><strong>Card sorting:</strong> Sort your intranet content into logical groupings.</li> <li><strong>Tree testing/Task testing:</strong> Evaluate the findability of your content.</li> <li><strong>Building your sitemap:</strong> Create your information architecture.</li> <li><strong>Validating, verifying, and maintaining:</strong> Test and validate all your hard work.</li> </ul> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Details</h3> <ul> <li><strong>When:</strong> Thursday, March 14, 2019</li> <li><strong>Time:</strong> 12:00 PM PDT</li> <li><strong>Format:</strong> 30 minute presentation + 15 minutes Q&amp;A</li> <li><strong>Presenters:</strong> Trevor Allen, Product Experience Manager at ThoughtFarmer, Jessica Dill, Senior User Experience Designer at ThoughtFarmer, &amp; Joel Hetariki, Customer Success Manager at Optimal Workshop</li> </ul> <p>This webinar will be recorded. If you can&#8217;t attend on March 14<sup>th</sup>, simply sign-up to watch the recorded version later on-demand.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="btn btn-primary btn-outline" href="http://engage.thoughtfarmer.com/webinar-registration-ia" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="color:#A23D00;">Learn More + Save Your Seat</a></p> News & Events Christie Atkins Microblogging for Confluence: Version 4.0 with optimized design and a new microblog overview page https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:ec385f59-2018-044b-a2b1-58e62a612ae0 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:37:50 +0100 <p>Nowadays smooth collaboration within teams is a critical success factor for enterprises. The Microblogging for Confluence app has been designed to address the resulting need for transparent and uncomplicated communication by creating a modern, straight-forward social collaboration channel in Confluence or Confluence-based intranets. Here we look at the latest improvements to make version 4.0 of Microblogging for Confluence even more transparent and user-friendly.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/">Microblogging for Confluence: Version 4.0 with optimized design and a new microblog overview page</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>Nowadays smooth collaboration within teams is a critical success factor for enterprises. As such, it is imperative that project and company communications are transparent, centralized, and uncomplicated. The <a href="https://info.seibert-media.net/display/Atlassian/Microblogging+for+Confluence">Microblogging for Confluence</a> app has been designed to address this need by creating a modern, straight-forward social collaboration channel in <a href="https://info.seibert-media.net/display/Atlassian/Confluence+-+Info%2C+Knowledge%2C+Hints%2C+Best+Practices">Confluence</a> or <a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/?_gl=1%2A15d6xbj%2A_gcl_aw%2AR0NMLjE1NDg2ODY4NjcuRUFJYUlRb2JDaE1Jd2F6VmtkeVE0QUlWU3hUZ0NoM0trZ0VyRUFFWUFTQUFFZ0pHSGZEX0J3RQ..">Confluence-based intranets</a>.</p> <p>It enables users to integrate microblog timelines into the Confluence dashboard and team or department pages in just a few clicks. These microblog timelines provide everything you need to exchange information within teams and beyond in an uncomplicated and more informal way (but one that is transparent and documented). Microblogging for Confluence allows users to share information and announcements quickly, launch discussions, generate feedback without creating bottlenecks, and introduce other people to a conversation at any point in time – and all of that without emails and time-consuming meetings.</p> <p>In <a href="https://info.seibert-media.net/display/Atlassian/Microblogging+for+Confluence+-+Release+4.0">version 4.0 of Microblogging for Confluence</a>, our development team has rolled out several extensive improvements. You can read about them below.</p> <h3>Modern, clear-cut interface</h3> <p>The Microblogging for Confluence user interface has undergone a complete rework in version 4.  The new look makes the solution more intuitive and faster to use while creating an overall look that is attractive, modern and straightforward.</p> <div id="attachment_62003" class="wp-caption alignnone"> <div id="attachment_5608" style="width: 607px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-confluence.png"><img data-attachment-id="5608" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/linchpin-microblog-confluence/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-confluence.png" data-orig-size="597,907" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Linchpin-microblog-confluence" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-confluence.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-confluence.png" class="wp-image-5608 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-confluence.png" alt="Linchpin Microblog for Confluence" width="597" height="907" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">The new microblog timeline macro</p></div> </div> <h3>Microblog overview page</h3> <p>Until now, users are familiar with Confluence microblogs as an integrated element, e.g., as a widget on the intranet homepage or a dashboard. Now they have an alternative view: the microblog overview page. This page is a central place where users can find all entries and settings. It contains an overview comprising all messages, the settings for "My Spaces &amp; Topics," options for email notifications, and advanced search functions. The macro-timeline sidebar has been removed in the meantime; all of the corresponding features can now be found on the microblogging overview page.</p> <div id="attachment_5613" style="width: 1064px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-overview.png"><img data-attachment-id="5613" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/linchpin-microblog-overview/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-overview.png" data-orig-size="1054,841" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Linchpin microblog overview page in Confluence" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Linchpin microblog overview page in Confluence&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-overview.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-overview.png" class="wp-image-5613 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-overview.png" alt="Linchpin microblog overview page in Confluence" width="1054" height="841" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Linchpin microblog overview page in Confluence</p></div> <p>The advances are clear to see. Administrative functions and content are clearly separated, the actual timeline is tidier and stripped-down to the essentials – that is, the content. All advanced functions are now available anytime at the click of a mouse.</p> <div id="attachment_62006" class="wp-caption alignnone"></div> <div id="attachment_61997" class="wp-caption alignnone"> <div id="attachment_5611" style="width: 1850px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream.png"><img data-attachment-id="5611" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream.png" data-orig-size="1840,1120" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Linchpin microblog settings &#8211; topics in my stream" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Linchpin microblog settings &#8211; topics in my stream&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream.png" class="wp-image-5611 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-mystream.png" alt="Linchpin microblog settings - topics in my stream" width="1840" height="1120" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Linchpin microblog settings - topics in my stream</p></div> </div> <div id="attachment_62002" class="wp-caption alignnone"> <div id="attachment_5612" style="width: 1855px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-email.png"><img data-attachment-id="5612" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/linchpin-microblog-settings-email/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-email.png" data-orig-size="1845,1121" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Linchpin microblog settings &#8211; email notifications" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Linchpin microblog settings &#8211; email notifications&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-email.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-email.png" class="wp-image-5612 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linchpin-microblog-settings-email.png" alt="Linchpin microblog settings - email notifications" width="1845" height="1121" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Linchpin microblog settings - email notifications</p></div> </div> <h3>Various bug fixes</h3> <p>As well as these major improvements, our development team also completed some smaller bug fixes and optimizations for the new version. They remedied a number of bugs relating to notification settings and previewing attachments. Moreover, Microblogging for Confluence now works with Internet Explorer 11 without a hitch.</p> <h3>Test Microblogging for Confluence now</h3> <p>The latest version of Microblogging for Confluence, release 4.0, is now available <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1211964/microblogging-for-confluence?hosting=server&amp;tab=overview">on the Atlassian Marketplace</a>. You can test the full version for free and put it through its paces in your own system without obligation or restrictions.</p> <p>Do you have questions or feedback? <a href="https://www.seibert-media.com/">Get in touch with us!</a> Our development team looks forward to receiving your feedback, feature requests, and comments! Of course, we are also here to provide support with the app's implementation and configuration. You'll find more <a href="http://seibert.biz/microblogforconfluence">detailed information on its features and license pricing in our knowledge base</a>.</p> <p>Did you know that Microblogging for Confluence is part of the Confluence-based <a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/">social intranet suite Linchpin</a>, also developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA?</p> <h3>Further information</h3> <p><a href="http://seibert.biz/microblogforconfluence">Microblogging for Confluence – Overview of features, use cases, and pricing</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/04/19/microblogging-for-confluence-is-now-responsive/">Microblogging for Confluence is now responsive</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/05/11/microblogging-simple-and-transparent-project-and-business-communication-in-confluence/">Microblogging: simple and transparent project and business communication in Confluence</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2014/10/11/36-use-cases-for-an-enterprise-microblog-1-12/">36 use cases for an enterprise microblog</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/14/microblogging-for-confluence-version-4-0-with-optimized-design-and-a-new-microblog-overview-page/">Microblogging for Confluence: Version 4.0 with optimized design and a new microblog overview page</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> //SEIBERT/MEDIA Apps Collaboration Intranets collaboration Confluence corporate communications creative commons design Linchpin microblogging Microblogging for Confluence transparency Madeline Voigt What you never knew about Russian intranets https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/13/what-you-never-knew-about-russian-intranets/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:e1dacf49-fbc6-e322-f4ac-4c4104f3ecc8 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:05:14 +0100 <p>Culture impacts all elements of life, and intranets are no exception. As an intranet consultant, and having worked<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/13/what-you-never-knew-about-russian-intranets/" title="Read What you never knew about Russian intranets">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/02/13/what-you-never-knew-about-russian-intranets/">What you never knew about Russian intranets</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Digital workplace DW24 Expert blog Featured Elena Bogdanova Join me at SharePoint Conference 2019 https://www.clearbox.co.uk/join-me-at-sharepoint-conference-2019/ ClearBox Consulting urn:uuid:31de8dab-2f50-2060-ebae-0591eef13b30 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:37:50 +0100 SharePoint 2019 in Las Vegas is a great opportunity for networking and learning. ClearBox’s Sam Marshall will speak on ‘The future of the modern workplace and Office 365’. <p>This May, I’ll speak at #SPC19 in Las Vegas about ‘<a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/session/The%20future%20of%20the%20modern%20workplace%20and%20Office%20365">The future of the modern workplace and Office 365</a>’</p> <p>It&#8217;s the largest SharePoint-specific conference in the world, so attracts top-notch speakers and is often the place where Microsoft showcases new features for the first time. This year there will be 150 speakers over 200 sessions. </p> <p>The Microsoft team will be there in force too, with <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Jeff%20Teper">Jeff Teper</a> keynoting (of course), <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Dan%20Holme">Dan Holme</a>, <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Bill%20Baer">Bill Baer</a>, and the ever-enthusiastic <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Naomi%20Moneypenny">Naomi Moneypenny</a>.</p> <h2>Reasons to attend</h2> <p>I understand that taking time out for a conference is a big ask (and I’ll pretend not to be offended that you’re still uncertain, even though I’ll be speaking). However, if SharePoint and Office 365 are important to what you do, here are some reasons to consider:</p> <ul><li>Personal sensemaking</li><li>Identify your unknown unknowns</li><li>A heads-up on SharePoint’s future</li><li>World-class speakers</li><li>$50 off if you use my code, ‘MARSHALL’</li></ul> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sharepoint-conference-50-dollars-1024x410.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-9190" srcset="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sharepoint-conference-50-dollars-1024x410.jpg 1024w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sharepoint-conference-50-dollars-300x120.jpg 300w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sharepoint-conference-50-dollars-768x307.jpg 768w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sharepoint-conference-50-dollars.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <h3>Sensemaking</h3> <p>In the past I&#8217;ve been content to keep updated on SharePoint announcements remotely. After all, Microsoft does a great job of steaming and sharing presentations post event (see all the material from <a href="https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/">Ignite 2018</a>, for example). </p> <p>However, I went to my first big SharePoint and Office 365 conference last year, and what struck me was how valuable it is to get immersed in the conversations. It’s one thing to read a blog post of <a href="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/bg-p/SPBlog">new announcements from the SharePoint team</a>, it’s another to immediately explore what the implications are with like-minded people. You get a sense too, of what is exciting people and where the unknowns are (what <em>isn’t</em> said can be almost as important as what does get announced).</p> <h3>Unknown unknowns</h3> <p>The SharePoint and Office 365 world moves at a pace that makes it hard for anyone to keep up to date. Spending time at a flagship conference like this can vividly fill in the gaps.</p> <p>Sometimes I like to go to a talk that is outside my comfort zone (basically any track tagged as ‘DEV’ and not ‘BIZ’) &nbsp;just to see what excites people from a different perspective. For example, Power Apps was something I was vaguely aware of, but welcomed the chance to hear from someone who had considered the potential).</p> <h3>SharePoint future</h3> <p>Last year, we really saw the shift to Microsoft’s modern UI percolating through the SharePoint world. For intranets, I laid out a <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/adding-value-to-sharepoint-intranets/">comparison of standard SharePoint capabilities</a> and gaps compared to the <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/portfolio-item/sharepoint-intranets-in-a-box-report-2019/">intranet in-a-box marketplace</a>. </p> <p>This year, I expect we’ll see some solid examples of companies that have made the leap to create intranets using SharePoint alone. I’m really keen to learn what worked and where the limitations might still be.</p> <p>There are other major shifts on the SharePoint roadmap this year that I’m sure will be explored (and more revealed) at the conference. Of particular note for intranets are <em>targeting</em>, <em>mega menus</em>, and <em>news management</em>. Nested hubs and multi-lingual intranets have been hinted at as ‘top of mind’ so quite possibly there could be more on the way for this too. </p> <p>I also expect to learn a lot about the move to Microsoft Search rather than SharePoint search. For the first time this integrates across the multiple content sources in Office 365, for example <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/24/microsoft-search-cohesive-search-that-intelligently-helps-you-find-discover-command-and-navigate/">showing Yammer, Teams, and SharePoint results all on one page</a>. </p> <p>There’s also the expo, and it will be a pleasure to meet many of the vendors that we feature in our annual intranet-in-a-box report and getting their perspective on how intranets will evolve this year.</p> <h3>The future of the modern workplace</h3> <p>My own presentation will be on ‘<a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/session/The%20future%20of%20the%20modern%20workplace%20and%20Office%20365">The future of the modern workplace and Office 365</a>’. I’m really looking forward to discussing this in the USA for the first time.</p> <p>Rather than a technology start-point, I plan to address what people want from their jobs and then move to discuss how a modern workplace incorporating Office 365 can help. </p> <p>I&#8217;ll look at how work is evolving and emphasise the need to focus on employee experience. If we make it too hard to do the basic things, people don’t have the cognitive energy left to do the hard things that really make a difference. A relentless focus on iterative improvements is the only way to move past this, and the only way that Office 365 starts to make sense for your average employee.</p> <p>One thing I find is that the senior sponsors who need to be persuaded to champion change often don’t experience the frustrations themselves: they have a team of people who shield them from poor digital experiences. So I’ll be showing how tools, such as employee journey mapping and personas, can really help here.</p> <p>Much of my work involves discovery sessions with end users about their needs and frustrations in the modern workplace. Some recurring themes that I’ll explore are:</p> <ul><li>Why everyone asks for ‘one place to go’ but it never actually works, and why MS Teams might hold part of the answer</li><li>How enterprise search is failing us, because it’s rarely just about search</li><li>The importance of integrating frontline workers into the modern workplace, and how that maps onto SharePoint, Yammer, and more.</li></ul> <p>If you’re kind enough to come to my talk, you will learn a set of principles for thinking about how to deploy Office 365. I’ll show how emerging workplace trends will impact employee choices for what tools to use when, and how to simplify the Office 365 rollout for people in different roles.</p> <h2>World-class speakers</h2> <p>I’m glad that there will be many other speakers hopping across from my side of the Atlantic. People I’ve seen speak before that I’d highly recommend include:</p> <ul><li>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Agnes%20Molnar">Agnes Molnar</a>, who offers a very down-to-earth independent perspective on SharePoint search</li><li>The guys from Valo are both knowledgeable and entertaining, including <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Knut%20Relbe-Moe">Knut&nbsp;Relbe-Moe</a> and <a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Vlad%20Catrinescu">Vlad Catrinescu</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.sharepointna.com/#!/speaker/Suzy%20Dean">Suzy Dean</a> from Addin365, CEO of a company doing interesting things on the collaboration management side.</li></ul> <h3>One last thing: Get $50 off</h3> <p>As a final incentive, you can get $50 off the registration when you <strong><a href="https://bit.ly/2RT3Nix">use my link</a></strong> or code, <strong>MARSHALL</strong>.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Marshall-Marshall-Social-Banner-235-1024x512.jpg" alt="SharePoint Conference 2019." class="wp-image-9269" srcset="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Marshall-Marshall-Social-Banner-235.jpg 1024w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Marshall-Marshall-Social-Banner-235-300x150.jpg 300w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Marshall-Marshall-Social-Banner-235-768x384.jpg 768w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Marshall-Marshall-Social-Banner-235-1000x500.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/SPConf">@SPConf</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SPC19&amp;f=live">#SPC19</a> to keep track of what’s happening.</p> <p>I hope to see you there, and if you want to talk intranets or digital workplace, do stop me and say hello.</p> Conference Digital Workplace Intranets Office 365 conference Sam Marshall Webinar – Driving business productivity with Microsoft Teams and PowerApps https://www.contentformula.com/blog/webinar-driving-business-productivity-microsoft-teams-powerapps/ Content Formula urn:uuid:4dcfa373-745c-4a45-0dc4-67d412035384 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:43:18 +0100 <p>Register for our webinar "Driving business productivity with Microsoft Teams and PowerApps"</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/webinar-driving-business-productivity-microsoft-teams-powerapps/">Webinar &#8211; Driving business productivity with Microsoft Teams and PowerApps</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3451677458640274701" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2460 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner.jpg" alt="linkedin_webinarbanner" width="1200" height="628" srcset="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner.jpg 1200w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner-300x157.jpg 300w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner-768x402.jpg 768w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner-1024x536.jpg 1024w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/linkedin_webinarBanner-160x84.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></a></p> <h2><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3451677458640274701" target="_blank">Register now</a>!</h2> <p>Microsoft Teams has become very popular with our customers and there is a lot of interest in getting the greatest possible value out of it. As companies begin to get to grips with the basic features, a natural next step is to integrate Teams with other systems and provide a seamless digital employee experience &#8211; the kind that really drives adoption.</p> <p>Teams is well positioned to take advantage of integrations because it has a tabs area that can be used to embed other apps. There are apps for all of the Office 365 features like Stream and Power BI, but also popular non Microsoft products like Confluence and Asana.</p> <p>Where there is no off-the-shelf solution, you can create bespoke apps using PowerApps and embed them within Teams. This could be something as simple as collecting information using a form, or a sophisticated piece of software.</p> <p>In this webinar we will:</p> <ul> <li>Show you how to add apps to Teams</li> <li>Show you some examples of PowerApps embedded in Teams that drive business process</li> <li>Answer your questions about how Teams can be extended with apps</li> </ul> <h2><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3451677458640274701" target="_blank">Register now</a>!</h2> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/webinar-driving-business-productivity-microsoft-teams-powerapps/">Webinar &#8211; Driving business productivity with Microsoft Teams and PowerApps</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace SharePoint development SharePoint Intranet Dan Hawtrey Chilled water, shared knowledge, productive work – my internship at //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/11/internship/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:6f46f535-15a9-635d-1383-23f1a4f13a44 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:56:57 +0100 <p>The decision to take a semester off to complete a Marketing internship in Events at //SEIBERT/MEDIA is something that I haven't regretted for a second. Here I reflect on my time at //SEIBERT/MEDIA and how it can be a good thing to be thrown in at the deep end.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/11/internship/">Chilled water, shared knowledge, productive work – my internship at //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/01/09/kaltes-wasser-geteiltes-wissen-produktives-arbeiten-mein-praktikum-bei-seibert-media-in-wiesbaden/"><img data-attachment-id="5541" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/11/internship/mitarbeiter-ajaeger/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mitarbeiter-ajaeger.png" data-orig-size="615,345" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Anna Jaeger" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Anna Jaeger&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mitarbeiter-ajaeger.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mitarbeiter-ajaeger.png" class=" wp-image-5541 alignright" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mitarbeiter-ajaeger.png" alt="" width="404" height="226" /></a>Not long now and my time at //SEIBERT/MEDIA will come to an end. Of course, I was looking forward to working here, but when I started, five months seemed like quite a long time for an internship. However, looking back, I must say I was wrong – the time has flown by.</p> <p>I decided to take the fifth semester of my Bachelor degree in Management &amp; Economics off to do a Marketing internship in Events at <a href="https://www.seibert-media.com/">//SEIBERT/MEDIA</a> – and I haven't regretted my decision for a second.</p> <p>I can remember the first week only too well, when the team threw me in at the deep end – with care, of course. They were open to answering all of my questions and provided me with an onboarding page on our internal wiki page. Nonetheless, I certainly struggled a little bit at the start, trying to find my way around internal tools such as Confluence or Jira or get an overview of our products such as <a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/">Linchpin</a>, <a href="https://about.draw.io/">draw.io</a> or <a href="https://agile-hive.com/">Agile Hive</a>. And then there was all of the upcoming events!</p> <p>But I actually thought it was great that I was allowed to dive right in and that the marketing team gave me real tasks to do from the very beginning. It helped me to get a quick grasp of what each of the products does and which of a client's problems they are designed to solve. In this way, I was able to gain practical experience with Confluence and Jira fast.</p> <h3>A flight plan for my journey at //SEIBERT/MEDIA</h3> <p>As well as the onboarding page I mentioned before, new employees are also given an "intergalactic flight plan," which sets out how they can collect stars by completing a number of different tasks. It covers the welcome cake that newbies bring to the office, as well as various tasks for the first week, organizational tasks, training and workshops, and even social events. I always found this manual to be a great help when I wasn't sure what to do next, and the flight plan helped me to become well integrated into the company very quickly.</p> <p>Among other things, participation in training courses on Jira and Confluence got me two stars and also provided me with a detailed introduction to the tools that I needed to use every day.</p> <h3>Practical knowledge</h3> <p>Even though my prior technical knowledge was rather negligible, I have never felt out of place (although //SEIBERT/MEDIA is definitely a software company, through and through). And thanks to our weekly internal programming course, I was able to expand my knowledge pretty quickly.</p> <p>The company stands for using software to promote and improve agile collaboration. I wanted to gain a deeper insight into the topic, so I took part in an internal workshop on the basics of agile collaboration, where we learned about methods such as Kanban and Scrum, among other things.</p> <p>I found the agile processes such as the weekly stand up and the retrospectives very useful as a way to stay on top of what was happening within our 15-strong team (which is quite large) and see how the others were getting on with their work and in which areas they might have needed a hand.</p> <h3>A leap straight into productive work</h3> <p>My main task was organizing the upcoming events for the company, both large and small. These ranged from customer workshops with around ten participants to the two-day <a href="https://www.tools4agileteams.com/en/">Tools4AgileTeams Conference</a> with a total of approx. 200 attendees. Here I was able to gain an insight into website design, financial calculations, design tasks, and event organization and get involved myself too.</p> <p>I was able to dive deep into the topic of video recording and editing for marketing videos. This included supervising webinars, which usually take place once a month, "filming" announcements and product information for our customer community, and even producing interviews with customers and partners.</p> <p>And not the least, I was able to get to grips with product marketing and even had the opportunity to work on marketing for <a href="https://info.seibert-media.net/display/Atlassian/StepShot+Guides+for+Confluence">StepShot</a> and the <a href="https://info.seibert-media.net/display/we/iFinder+-+Enterprise+Search+for+Atlassian+Confluence%2C+Jira+and+files">iFinder</a>. The focus here was on the design for the Knowledge Base pages with feature details, user guides, and tips for how to use the products effectively.</p> <p>Aside from my main tasks, I was always able to shadow other members of my team and try my hand at other things such as Photoshop or Illustrator. I quickly realized that everyone at //SEIBERT/MEDIA is keen to prevent the formation of "knowledge islands." I also thought the team workshops on the use of Adobe Creative Cloud or the guidelines for creating good Confluence pages were great.</p> <h3>On equal terms</h3> <p>I can't thank my team enough for the wonderful time I spent with them, it was certainly a good investment! I felt that I was in excellent hands and gained many insights into new areas of marketing. I was able to work independently from the very beginning; I felt that the team trusted me and I was able to take on a lot of responsibility. This made for an enjoyable atmosphere in the office, where everyone was working on equal terms – something that I truly appreciated.</p> <p>It is with a heavy heart that I'm leaving my team and everyone else at //SEIBERT/MEDIA and I hope that our paths will cross again. It was a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience!</p> <h3>Options for students: Internships at //SEIBERT/MEDIA</h3> <p>You're a student, and you want to add an internship to your CV or write your Bachelor/Master thesis in a modern software company? Then talk to us! We'd be happy to challenge you and offer an array of opportunities to gain experience, learn new things, and work together with great colleagues on varied projects. You can find more information about working at //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden and apply on our <a href="http://seibert.biz/bewerber">job page</a> <em>(in German)</em>. We look forward to meeting you! <img class="emoji" draggable="false" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f642.svg" alt="&#x1f642;" /></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/01/09/kaltes-wasser-geteiltes-wissen-produktives-arbeiten-mein-praktikum-bei-seibert-media-in-wiesbaden/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <h3>Further information</h3> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/12/our-new-office-space-even-more-room-for-new-team-members/">Our new office space – even more room for new team members!</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/">Free community Wi-Fi from //SEIBERT/MEDIA</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/10/01/three-southern-journeys-my-trip-to-mark-ten-years-as-an-employee/">Three southern journeys – my trip to mark ten years as an employee</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/11/internship/">Chilled water, shared knowledge, productive work – my internship at //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> //SEIBERT/MEDIA Collaboration Work Techniques employees employer branding internship onboarding teamwork Anna Jäger Early-Bird Rate: 2019 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum http://www.intranetblog.com/early-bird-rate-2019-digital-workplace-intranet-global-forum/ Intranet Blog urn:uuid:a1239e0e-7126-ac9f-effa-6dd9f14d9222 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:34:47 +0100 <p>The Early-Bird Rate is open for the 2019 Digital Workplace &#38; Intranet Global Forum at Times Square, New York &#8211; Nov. 19 &#38; 20. Now two full days with a half-day workshop on Intranet Planning &#38; Governance on Day two. The 2019 Digital Workplace &#38; Intranet Global Forum is the 11th Annual digital workplace conference, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com/early-bird-rate-2019-digital-workplace-intranet-global-forum/">Early-Bird Rate: 2019 Digital Workplace &#038; Intranet Global Forum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com">IntranetBlog.com - Intranet design, intranet news, intranet case studies, intranet redesign, intranet consultants</a>.</p> <p>The Early-Bird Rate is open for the 2019 Digital Workplace &amp; Intranet Global Forum at Times Square, New York &#8211; Nov. 19 &amp; 20. Now two full days with a half-day workshop on Intranet Planning &amp; Governance on Day two.</p> <p>The 2019 Digital Workplace &amp; Intranet Global Forum is the 11th Annual digital workplace conference, North America’s leading dedicated conference on the digital workplace, with a specialized focus on the design, governance and management of enterprise intranets and social intranets.</p> <p><strong>Speakers</strong></p> <p>Speakers from leading and global organizations across the planet including:</p> <ul> <li>ABN AMRO</li> <li>American Cancer Society</li> <li>British Airways</li> <li>Coca-Cola</li> <li>ConocoPhillips</li> <li>Google</li> <li>Liberty Mutual</li> <li>Lockheed Martin</li> <li>Tapestry</li> <li>Prescient Digital Media</li> <li>And more</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Need</strong></p> <p>The corporate intranet, long neglected and underfunded, has bounded forward several evolutionary leaps in the past two years. In particular, social media and SharePoint are dominating most intranet agendas, or considerations for the future. Many organizations, however, still suffer from sub-par intranets with poor funding, governance, and continual problems regarding content, search, and information architecture.</p> <p>The Digital Workplace &amp; Intranet Global Forum provides intranet executives and managers in communications, IT and HR with all the tools they need to understand the recent changes, and the fundamental skills for designing, deploying and governing a new era intranet and the greater digital workplace.</p> <p><strong>Audience</strong></p> <p>The Digital Workplace &amp; Intranet Global Forum is ideal for executives and managers that are involved in a new intranet launch, redesign, or technology shift, and for those that manage technical, business and content components of a corporate intranet and the greater digital workplace</p> <p><strong>Ticket Prices</strong></p> <p>Day 1 &amp; 2 &#8211;  (Nov 19 &amp; 20) $<strong>1190 USD </strong><br /> Day 1 only &#8211;  (Nov 19) <strong>$690 USD </strong><br /> Day 2 only &#8211;  (Nov 20) $<strong>690 USD </strong></p> <p><em>Day 2 Workshop Only &#8211;  (Nov 20) $390 USD </em></p> <blockquote><p><strong>Early-bird registration <a class="twitter-timeline-link" dir="ltr" title="http://www.IntranetGlobalForum.com" href="https://t.co/1hCeVM88FB" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-expanded-url="http://www.IntranetGlobalForum.com"><span class="invisible">http://www.</span><span class="js-display-url">IntranetGlobalForum.com</span><span class="tco-ellipsis"><span class="invisible"> </span></span></a></strong></p></blockquote> <p><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/intranet?src=hash" data-query-source="hashtag_click"><s>#</s><b>intranet</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DW?src=hash" data-query-source="hashtag_click"><s>#</s><b>DW</b></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com/early-bird-rate-2019-digital-workplace-intranet-global-forum/">Early-Bird Rate: 2019 Digital Workplace &#038; Intranet Global Forum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetblog.com">IntranetBlog.com - Intranet design, intranet news, intranet case studies, intranet redesign, intranet consultants</a>.</p> Events Featured digital workplace conference intranet conference intranet event Toby Ward Space gardeners for Linchpin intranets, Atlassian Confluence, and company wikis https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/08/space-gardeners/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:e7877d40-4aaa-93ae-f636-64b1e9e1c94a Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:35:38 +0100 <p>Most wiki-based content systems in organizations share certain challenges with regards to quality of content and structure. As such, some of our customers ask us, how they should administer content on Linchpin? While a wiki or wiki-based intranet gives enterprises the freedom they need for modern collaboration by enabling any team member to create content within the system quickly and easily, it can have its downsides. Here we look at how to get around them.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/08/space-gardeners/">Space gardeners for Linchpin intranets, Atlassian Confluence, and company wikis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>Some of our customers ask us: How should we administer content on Linchpin? This is a good question. After all, the <a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/">Linchpin intranet suite</a> is based on Atlassian Confluence – the leading wiki software for enterprises. And most wiki-based content systems in organizations share certain challenges with regards to the quality of content and structure: redundancies, out-of-date information, incomplete implementations, unstructured filing in the page hierarchy, and difficulty finding information.</p> <p>There are two sides to every coin, and while a wiki or a wiki-based intranet gives enterprises the freedom they need for modern collaboration by enabling any team member to create content within the system quickly and easily, it can have its downsides.</p> <p><em>(We actively foster some of these downsides ourselves by <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/01/08/wiki-novices-new-content-whats-important-confluence/">encouraging new users to focus on their content first and then worry about editing the formal aspects later</a>. There are, however, a number of good reasons to do it this way.)</em></p> <p>Sooner or later, a time will come when the wiki chaos becomes so unbearable that it has to be tackled in a more organized way. Some teams and enterprises then go for a one-off, concentrated attack. Unfortunately, the success of such one-off campaigns rarely lasts.</p> <h3>One-off campaigns fizzle out quickly</h3> <p>Do you have a relative or friend who just can't bring themselves to throw things away? They're sure they'll "need that again one day" and seem to be driven by an inherent need to collect things. Their basement or garden shed is so full of clutter that you can barely get in there, and even the "collecter" is no longer sure what exactly the pile of stuff is made up of, let alone where anything is. After a great deal of persuasion and coaxing, they throw everything away in one fell swoop. Alas, just one year later and the basement is bursting at the seams again, as though they'd never cleared up in the first place.</p> <p>The outcome is often similar when you try to tidy up a wiki system or wiki-based intranet in one go. It's much more helpful to find a systematic approach that shows permanent results and establishes certain key principles to keep your content organized. The answer to the question of how an enterprise should administer content in Linchpin is the "Space Gardener" principle.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gardening-pexels-photo-58086.jpeg"><img data-attachment-id="5570" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/08/space-gardeners/gardening-pexels-photo-58086/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gardening-pexels-photo-58086.jpeg" data-orig-size="2520,1402" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Gardening-pexels-photo-58086" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gardening-pexels-photo-58086.jpeg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gardening-pexels-photo-58086.jpeg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5570" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gardening-pexels-photo-58086.jpeg" alt="" width="2520" height="1402" /></a></p> <h3>Wiki gardener at the space level</h3> <p>We took a close look at the <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2013/08/07/wiki-gardener-tasks-and-requirements/">role of the wiki gardener in a previous post</a>. This principle is still relevant and appealing for modern wiki-based intranet systems. Since Linchpin and Confluence are organized into content spaces, we recommend assigning the responsibility for each space to at least one person: the space gardener.</p> <p>Space gardeners are usually power users who should be trained for their new responsibilities. They then become the contact person for their team/department/branch for issues relating to the intranet.</p> <h3>Benefits of decentralization</h3> <p>Establishing a network of space gardeners leads to a decentralization of the wiki's administration. This is useful on two levels – content and organization.</p> <p>Those in that particular field/project/department know best about what information an individual space needs and which special requirements should be considered. One central content manager working outside of their area of expertise and out of contact with those users' practical needs is bound to be a disadvantage here.</p> <p>By decentralizing the intranet's administration to space gardeners, it is easier for enterprises to ensure that new employees receive appropriate work-task-related intranet on-boarding, support inquiries can be answered more quickly and accurately, and content finds its way into the pre-defined information architecture in a way that is sustainable and maintains the appropriate quality level.</p> <p>Thanks to their proximity to the users and subject areas, space gardeners are also able to evaluate and classify new content within their area of responsibility quickly and reliably. They can make sure that intranet pages are given keywords and that suggestions are available for frequent use cases. The life cycle of the information in their subject area also falls within their area of responsibility; they can, for example, <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/09/28/moving-confluence-data-center-job-half-done/">use a space-specific configuration as an automated archiving solution</a>.</p> <h3>Regular coordination</h3> <p>Space gardeners may work autonomously and hold the responsibility for their own space but they shouldn't be completely disconnected from one another, and their work should be ideally carried out with central coordination. We recommend that space gardeners for the wikis or intranets meet up and check in with each other regularly.</p> <p>Just 30 minutes once a week should be sufficient to ask colleagues questions, resolve challenges, and discuss use cases. This is a good compromise that ensures everyone gains from it without spending too much time, especially given that nowadays <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/10/22/better-meetings-with-google-g-suite-gmail-calendar-docs-forms-and-hangouts-meet/">modern technology means that physical distance between participants no longer poses a problem</a>.</p> <p>These weekly meetings can be chaired by a global intranet administrator. Questions and problems that can't be solved directly owing to a lack of resources or know-how on a topic can be passed on to the intranet administrator to discuss with an external intranet partner who they can involve in the decision-making process. For example, when it comes to issues affecting budgets or the need to roll out new apps on a global scale.</p> <div id="attachment_5588" style="width: 1591px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.draw.io/?lightbox=1&amp;highlight=0000ff&amp;edit=_blank&amp;layers=1&amp;nav=1&amp;title=Space-Gardener-drawio.xml#Uhttps%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fa%2Fseibert-media.net%2Fuc%3Fid%3D1snGskuW2BTK8ya-D06tV2GJJT1WS0xos%26export%3Ddownload" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img data-attachment-id="5588" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/08/space-gardeners/space-gardener-drawio/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Space-Gardener-drawio.jpg" data-orig-size="1581,751" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Space gardener" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Space-Gardener-drawio.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Space-Gardener-drawio.jpg" class="wp-image-5588 size-full" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Space-Gardener-drawio.jpg" alt="" width="1581" height="751" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="https://www.draw.io/?lightbox=1&amp;highlight=0000ff&amp;edit=_blank&amp;layers=1&amp;nav=1&amp;title=Space-Gardener-drawio.xml#Uhttps%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fa%2Fseibert-media.net%2Fuc%3Fid%3D1snGskuW2BTK8ya-D06tV2GJJT1WS0xos%26export%3Ddownload">Open this diagram in draw.io</a></p></div> <h3>Enterprises benefit from higher-quality information on their intranets</h3> <p>The concept of a space gardener constitutes a central building block to create an intranet or company wiki full of information that is consistently up-to-date and of high quality on an on-going basis. It ensures that information is well processed, and correctly classified and contextualized. At the same time, unnecessary or chaotic pages that make the truly relevant information difficult to find are dealt with in a structured way and can be avoided in the future.</p> <p>Space gardeners are ideally suited to be expert contact people when it comes to supporting new users who are learning to use the system. By actively pruning the information in their space, the space gardeners help all employees of all skill levels who should be using the intranet or wiki more efficiently and productively.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/01/08/bereichsgaertner-fuer-linchpin-intranets-atlassian-confluence-und-firmenwikis/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <h3>Further information</h3> <p><a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/?_gl=1%2A1vt61jf%2A_gcl_aw%2AR0NMLjE1NDg2ODY4NjcuRUFJYUlRb2JDaE1Jd2F6VmtkeVE0QUlWU3hUZ0NoM0trZ0VyRUFFWUFTQUFFZ0pHSGZEX0J3RQ..">Linchpin – Social Intranet with Confluence</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2014/08/26/the-wiki-gardener-tasks-and-requirements/">The wiki gardener: Tasks and requirements</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/01/08/wiki-novices-new-content-whats-important-confluence/">Wiki novices, your new content is what’s important in Confluence, not structure or redundancy!</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/09/28/moving-confluence-data-center-job-half-done/">Moving to Confluence Data Center is a job only half-done</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/08/space-gardeners/">Space gardeners for Linchpin intranets, Atlassian Confluence, and company wikis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> //SEIBERT/MEDIA Collaboration Intranets Technologies company wiki Confluence creative commons intranets Linchpin wiki wiki gardener wiki gardening Adil Nasri 9 ways your new intranet will ease your email pain https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/9-ways-your-new-intranet-will-ease-your-email-pain/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:ae0de7a0-c259-4720-2832-7ff0be1bbd65 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:30:00 +0100 Once just a document repository, today’s intranet software solves real challenges—like improving communication, enhancing collaboration, amplifying productivity, and elevating knowledge&#8230; <p>Once just a document repository, today’s intranet software solves real challenges—like improving communication, enhancing collaboration, amplifying productivity, and elevating knowledge share. But not all of us are able to embrace the change associated with brand new technology. This has left many laggards holding on for dear life to the tools they have always relied on, like email.</p> <p>A 2017 study revealed that employees are sending and receiving about 120 emails every day, That’s a lot of emails, and subsequently a lot of wasted time!</p> <p>Email itself isn’t the problem, but rather how we use it. Intended originally as a secondary communication source, email is still inadvertently used for document collaboration, image and file repositories, and discussion forums.</p> <p>And so when someone comes along and preaches to us that there is a new communication panacea in the workplace, it can feel a little unsettling—like ending a toxic relationship.</p> <p>So yes, change can be incredibly frustrating, yet totally worth it. Unlike a bad pair of mom jeans, an intranet isn’t a passing fad, but rather an evolution of how we communicate and collaborate within the workplace.</p> <p>Below are nine frustrations you won’t miss when you acquire a new intranet.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">1. Searching for long-lost email messages</h3> <p>While email search functionality has come a long way in the last ten years, it’s still far from perfect. And even if we can eventually locate a long-lost message, is the time and effort really worth it? The sophisticated search functionality with intranet software helps employees locate everything they need. And when employees can easily find what they are looking for, they don’t waste time searching.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">2. Crawling through broken email threads</h3> <p>Even when we locate important information within an email chain we often forget that a single message is potentially just one in a sea of other conversational threads. One employee may reply to all, while another colleague may forward it on to other individuals. Before you know there are dozens of conversations happening at once, and accessible to only those in the thread. Because intranets are a great place for discussions, you won’t have to worry about searching through broken threads. Tagging abilities ensure that relevant discussions are easily found without wasting time.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">3. Crafting long emails and not knowing if anyone is actually reading them</h3> <p>According to a survey conducted by APPrise, 30 percent of employees admit they don’t read emails from their employers. This is extremely frustrating to internal communicators&#8211;especially when there are important news and announcements that must be read. An intranet empowers communicators with the platform to inform employees of critical news and events. It also provides them with reassurance (through analytics) that their communication efforts are working.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">4. Downloading massive attachments</h3> <p>Sending attachments through email has many limitations. Firstly, it hogs the memory on your server. If you have any doubts about this, ask your IT team. Some files are too large to even be sent through email, which means you may not know your attachment wasn’t correctly sent. Also, if you have ever tried searching for an attachment within your email you likely know it isn’t easy, which isn’t too surprising considering most of us have overflowing inboxes.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">5. Reply to all</h3> <p>A colleague of mine recalls once being included on an all-staff email that wasn’t exactly intended for every single employee. It was during a live CEO town hall, where an employee accidentally replied “Blah blah blah” to thousands of other colleagues. While the story is admittedly entertaining, it does remind us all of the potential consequences of all staff emails and that email is not intended for group discussions.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">6. Critical chain of events and decisions locked up in silos</h3> <p>While it’s great to have an electronic record of permissions, it hasn’t always been easy to find these approvals when necessary. Critical information shouldn’t be locked away in silos or an email inbox. By moving important discussions to the intranet, employees can easily locate the information they require to do their job.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">7. Never knowing which attachment is the most recent</h3> <p>If you want to upset your brand manager, try using an outdated or stretched out logo that you found in an old email folder. Your intranet can help you manage version control, so employees can collaborate and communicate effectively on numerous projects, with the knowledge that they are working on the correct versions of documents and images. An intranet can also help you preserve brand integrity by allowing staff to see the evolution of all brand elements.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">8. Key people or departments left out-of-the-loop</h3> <p>“No one tells me anything!”, is a familiar phrase heard in a lot of workplaces. Employees may not be intentionally left out of important discussions, but many are still feeling out of the loop. This is because most decisions and departmental discussions are still happening within email. And then when a key person is finally brought into the discussion, they feel left out because they weren’t involved in the first place. An intranet helps surface relevant information and discussions so employees feel involved from the beginning.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">9. Great ideas, stuck in someone else’s inbox</h3> <p>It’s not uncommon for employees to brainstorm in an email chain—sometimes even accidentally. For example, let’s say a member from your marketing team casually mentions a witty headline for an upcoming holiday campaign. But since that subject isn’t relevant at that precise moment it is forgotten. However, months later when it’s time to execute that campaign, no one can recall what that brilliant idea was or where it was discussed. In other words, great ideas that aren’t ready to be executed are trapped within your email inbox. With an intranet, your employees have a location to post ideas that can easily be discovered when the timing is right. By using an intranet to crowdsource, companies can amplify their knowledge share.</p> <p>Organizations thrive when they embrace change. The same holds true for people. By incorporating intranet software and adapting our work style to meet the changes of a workplace environment, we all become more valuable colleagues and team members.</p> Communication & Collaboration Kelly Batke Wizdom acquired by LiveTiles https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wizdom-acquired-livetiles/ Content Formula urn:uuid:c620e8f1-08d9-a36e-0eb7-fe33b4204b81 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:19:05 +0100 <p>Our partner Wizdom, top-rated intranet solution provider built on SharePoint and Office 365, has been acquired 100% by LiveTiles.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wizdom-acquired-livetiles/">Wizdom acquired by LiveTiles</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>Wizdom, top-rated <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/sharepoint-portal-intranet-in-a-box">intranet solution</a> provider built on SharePoint and Office 365, has been acquired 100% by LiveTiles.</p> <p>With the agreement the Wizdom team of 65 employees look forward to becoming part of LiveTiles globally and taking advantage of the positive synergies between the two companies that help organisations realise more value from their existing technology investments. This means providing customers and partners with a wider product offering, a better global support and even more innovative products which combine the full technology stack from two market-leading companies.</p> <p>Wizdom and LiveTiles offer highly complementary products focused on providing customers with intelligent technology solutions. And with the deal, Wizdom is excited to be joining forces with the LiveTiles team and believe that both companies will be able to leverage their respective customer footprints, established partnerships and sales and marketing channels to drive rapid growth across both businesses.</p> <p>Combined with a strong interest for LiveTiles’ existing AI capabilities from Wizdom’s customer base, this will provide Wizdom with immediate cross-selling opportunities and a compelling product offering to attract new customers.</p> <p>The deal between Wizdom and LiveTiles is expected to be fully completed in mid-February 2019.</p> <p>About LiveTiles:<br /> LiveTiles is a global software company headquartered in New York, with operations in Seattle, Tri-Cities (Washington State), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, North Carolina, Rochester, London, Sligo, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Geelong and Hobart. LiveTiles offers intelligent workplace software for the commercial, government and education markets, and is an award-winning Microsoft Partner. LiveTiles’ products comprise LiveTiles Intelligent Workplace, LiveTiles Design, LiveTiles Bots, LiveTiles Intelligence, LiveTiles for SAP Software, LiveTiles MX, LiveTiles Mosaic and Hyperfish. LiveTiles’ customers represent a diverse range of sectors and are spread throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Learn more about LiveTiles <a href="https://www.livetiles.nyc/">here</a>.</p> <p>LiveTiles’ Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announcement <a href="https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190205/pdf/442cwjyq9yqqw0.pdf">link</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The original article was published <a href="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/award-winning-intranet-company-wizdom-acquired-by-livetiles/">here</a></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wizdom-acquired-livetiles/">Wizdom acquired by LiveTiles</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace Dan Hawtrey Video – Integrating Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to automate business processes https://www.contentformula.com/blog/integrating-microsoft-teams-sharepoint-automate-business-processes/ Content Formula urn:uuid:323e9b6a-8995-466a-4bfc-0ae8e015d9f5 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:47:19 +0100 <p>In this video I explain how we recently helped drive business processes of an investment firm by integrating Microsoft Teams with SharePoint Online. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/integrating-microsoft-teams-sharepoint-automate-business-processes/">Video &#8211; Integrating Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to automate business processes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <div class="embed-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/edmY8yj2Nzg" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></div> <p>We recently helped drive business processes of an investment firm by integrating Microsoft Teams with SharePoint Online. Essentially we built an application based on Office 365 features that models their process of evaluating businesses that they are considering making an investment in.</p> <p>The opportunities are tracked in SharePoint and SharePoint controls the creation of Teams &#8211; also populating the Teams with new channels and template documents. This helps the business to ensure that the correct process is followed when evaluating opportunities for investment.</p> <p>If you are interested in getting help with Office 365 including Teams and SharePoint then <a href="http://contentformula.com/contact">get in touch</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/integrating-microsoft-teams-sharepoint-automate-business-processes/">Video &#8211; Integrating Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to automate business processes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace Intranet SharePoint development John Scott Tools4AgileTeams Conference 2019: Early bird tickets now available https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/06/tools4agileteams-2019/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:8008d27e-9a77-c405-cf16-91f735fe159a Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:51:13 +0100 <p>T4AT 2019 is already rearing its head and our organization team has already taken its first steps: we've set the date, organized the new venue, and we're already taking bookings for early bird tickets. Tools4AgileTeams 2019 will take place on November 21 and 22. You should get your tickets soon: even with our increased capacity this year we're anticipating another sold-out crowd!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/06/tools4agileteams-2019/">Tools4AgileTeams Conference 2019: Early bird tickets now available</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>It feels like only yesterday that the seventh <a href="https://www.tools4agileteams.com/en/">Tools4AgileTeams conference</a> (held on November 29 and 30, 2018 in Wiesbaden) was finished, but we know all too well, the variation on a well-known saying: <em>After the conference is before the conference</em>. Yes, T4AT 2019 is already rearing its head and our organization team has already taken its first steps: we've set the date, organized the new venue, and we're also already booking early bird tickets!</p> <h5>New location: Rhein Main Congress Center Wiesbaden</h5> <p>Tools4AgileTeams 2018 was sold out earlier than ever before, which was bittersweet news! It's great that the conference is now so established and in such high demand and that so many people place their trust in our format. On the other hand, it was painful to have to turn away many interested would-be ticket holders with hopeless places on the waiting list.</p> <p>This prompted us to take the plunge: in 2019 we will change the location (within Wiesbaden) and move from the IHK to the <a href="https://www.rmcc.de/">Rhein Main Congress Center</a>. This location offers us the flexibility to grow (at least for a while) and accommodate more participants. Of course, we will work hard to ensure that we maintain what people love about the conference and spruce things up with a few new elements.</p> <h5>Date: 21 and 22 November 2019</h5> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Artikelbild.png"><img data-attachment-id="5583" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/06/tools4agileteams-2019/t4at-2019-artikelbild/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Artikelbild.png" data-orig-size="400,300" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="T4AT-2019-Artikelbild" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Artikelbild.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Artikelbild.png" class="alignright wp-image-5583" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Artikelbild.png" alt="" width="200" height="150" /></a>We are sticking with the same time of year for the conference. T4AT will remain in the late autumn and is scheduled in such a way that it won't compete with our other events or similar conferences.</p> <p>Tools4AgileTeams 2019 will take place on November 21 and 22. It will held over two days as usual, with the second day reserved for the actual conference with keynotes and presentations. On the eve of the conference, we will hold our traditional Agile@Night event. We always look forward to how this "warm-up" will look, both organizationally and content-wise. It's different every year!</p> <h5>Early-bird tickets are now available</h5> <p>Tickets are now available with a special discount for early birds. 70 tickets are available as part of this early bird discount period. The last conference was sold out and we are expecting even more interest in 2019. Keeping this in mind, you should get your tickets soon: Even with our increased capacity this year we're anticipating another sold-out crowd!</p> <p>Registration follows the same procedure as with our previous conferences: After registration, our team will send you an invoice. Please give us some time to do this; we will make every effort to respond within ten days. Once the invoice has been paid, you will be locked in on our participant list. There are no physical or digital tickets.</p> <p>You can register below:</p> <p> <iframe height="1675" allowTransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="width:100%;border:none" src="https://seibertmedia.wufoo.com/embed/s1hsb7h80qvuq62/"><br /> <a href="https://seibertmedia.wufoo.com/forms/s1hsb7h80qvuq62/"><br /> Fill out my Wufoo form!<br /> </a><br /> </iframe></p> <h5>Newsletter: Conference News</h5> <p>Would you like to be kept up to date with news and information (in German) about the next Tools4AgileTeams? Then sign up for our newsletter! We will let you know everything about T4AT 2019 as soon as there are further details to report: Call for Sessions, conference topics, program content, organizational updates.</p> <p><a href="https://seibert-media.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=45c6a936c1960e55f306eba29&amp;id=f9ac6c5b63">Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.</a></p> <h5>Sponsoring: Attractive packages</h5> <p>Would your company like to support Tools4AgileTeams as a sponsor? We offer<a href="https://www.tools4agileteams.com/en/sponsoring/"> a variety of opportunities for your company to increase their visibility within the Agile community</a>. In addition to having a large, vibrant presence at the event, we also offer you free tickets for internal or external distribution, a speaker slot on the day of the conference, and the opportunity to conduct a video interview with us (published here in the blog, as a part of the gold level sponsorship package).</p> <p>Does this sound like a good opportunity for your company? Please <a href="mailto:t4at@seibert-media.net">contact our helpful T4AT team</a>, who will be happy to assist you with sponsorship enquiries as well as any other questions you have about the Tools4AgileTeams conference in Wiesbaden!</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Impressionen.png"><img data-attachment-id="5582" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/06/tools4agileteams-2019/t4at-2019-impressionen/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Impressionen.png" data-orig-size="1586,1424" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="T4AT-2019-Impressionen" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Impressionen.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Impressionen.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5582" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/T4AT-2019-Impressionen.png" alt="" width="1586" height="1424" /></a></p> <p><em>Impressions from Tools4AgileTeams 2018</em></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2018/12/17/konferenz-tools4agileteams-2019-termin-und-location-stehen-fest-first-bird-tickets-verfuegbar/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <h5>Further information</h5> <p><a href="https://www.tools4agileteams.com/en/">The Tools4AgileTeams website</a><br /> <a href="https://www.tools4agileteams.com/en/impressions/">Comments from participants at the 2018 Conference</a><br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkh7gK_ls4seR81OKsRwhx0wCLgLgut_m">The presentation recordings from the last T4AT <em>(in German)</em></a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/t4at_conference">Follow Tools4AgileTeams on Twitter</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/02/06/tools4agileteams-2019/">Tools4AgileTeams Conference 2019: Early bird tickets now available</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> //SEIBERT/MEDIA Apps Collaboration agile agile organizations conferences Scrum Tools4AgileTeams Matthias Rauer