Learning Contract Project
Despite the good links to possible wiki projects I feel the need to interact with others about designing the boundary conditions for a possible wiki project. I would like to explore questions like:
- Who is my audience?
- How will I invite them to participate?
- What is the purpose of my wiki?
- If I start something how will I sustain my own comittment to maintain my project?
- What directions could it possibly take?
- How will I respond to these possibilities?
- What have others done and learned?
- What does success look like for my project?
Perhaps we could design our own learning activity here on creating a wiki project plan template for each of us to darft our starting ideas and then find an encouraging way to invite feedback and peer support for refining the project. It would need to build in clear expectations about who is responsible for implementing the project and/or its elements. Some possible subheadings in the template could be:
Project name (give it life);
Scope (what it is and what it is not);
Objectives (precise, measurable results; describe end state);
Deliverables (output, describe objects to be created);
Project team (all those who will work on, provide input to or support the project: note the role of each individual);
Sponsor (senior manager committed to outcome);
Stakeholders (all those affected by the project process and outcome);
Benefits (to stakeholders);
Timeframe (date of completion);
Major milestones (stages of completion and dates);
Risk management (likelihood, consequence, mitigation plan);
Project communication plan (who, why, when and how); --Markspain 02:09, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- Hello Mark and thanks for sharing! You are addressing some very good points regarding working in teams. You might find this wiki on workgroups interesting which includes a workgroup charter boilerplate. Let us know what you think! --Benjamin Stewart 12:59, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your feedback and references Benjamin. I think the workgroup charter looks good. It would be good to work with it in collaboration with others on a common goal and test it out --Markspain 23:48, 4 October 2010 (UTC)