Workplace Principles for Participation Online

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Many folks ask me to direct them to policies and procedures for online participation for their staff. Usually I suggest that this is better done as an organic response by each organisation. But here is a good example of “Principles for participation online” from the UK’s I am a Civil Servant site (HT: SilkCharm) : … [Read more…]

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Scrum, Agile and the Enterprise – Part 2

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I’ve been thinking more about some of the challenges related to adoption of agile SDLC methods in larger enterprises. A key concept that keeps coming up is the importance of project management and how it relates to the agile SDLC (using Scrum as example here). Some people seem to believe that agile SDLC miraculously occurs … [Read more…]

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Scrum, Agile and the Enterprise – Part 1

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“Well established hierarchies are not easily uprooted; Closely held beliefs are not easily released; So ritual enthralls generation after generation.” Tao Te Ching All change is difficult. It requires strong leadership and an understanding of foundations needed to instantiate the desired change. Most of all change requires that ingrained habits are replaced with new habits. … [Read more…]

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What shall I talk about at MOBILIZETHIS08?

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The purpose of MobilizeThis2008 is to bring educators, e-learning technologists, managers, tech-heads and cross-sector organisation representatives together in a program that fosters conversations, workshops and online experiences to inform practical pedagogical practice employing ICT’s in an open and global context. I’ve been asked to present at MobilizeThis 2008 in October and need to come up … [Read more…]

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Personal strengths?

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Here’s a bit of fun with this quiz about identifying your personal strengths, my results below: Link to quiz By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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Training, Learning and Education

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“I Hear and I Forget, I See and I Learn, I Do and I Understand” – Confucius In recent times I’ve been involved in both delivery and receipt of education and training at tertiary and vocational levels. On the delivery side, lecturing to postgraduate accounting students at Macquarie University and delivering workplace training. On the … [Read more…]

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Offensive application behaviour in Facebook

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This image shows yet another offensive way of interacting with people who do not want to add your application in Facebook. Here the application still wants you to log in merely so it can then never annoy you again. It is just plain annoying – this kind of application rudeness is really turning Facebook into … [Read more…]

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