I had the honor of being able to present two sessions earlier this week at the Engage usergroup event in Breda, the Netherlands with two great co-speakers. The slides of both sessions have been published to Slideshare:
Getting to the core, requirements gathering in the wild
The basis of any good project is good requirements. Knowing what it is you are going to build / get determines whether your project will be a success or a flat out failure. In reality though the requirements phase is often trivialized or even forgotten. This session will give you tips & tricks as well as explain to you the basic techniques on how to effectively get to the core of the requirements, identify ways of prioritizing them and explain some core concepts of Functional and Technical design elements. Coming from a requirement gathering as well as development & customer point of view Femke & Sophie will take you through some of the real life examples they have come across and a lot of do’s & don’ts they have seen (and despaired over)
Social sharing vs. organised structure. Must you select only one?
So you have connections (or you are thinking about it) and you want to know what it can do for you in the sense of *socialy* managing files but you don’t really know how that concept works or if it would work for your organization.Tags or folders, share or private, community files or personal files, meta-data and document types? What does it mean and where do you start?
Stuart McIntyre and Femke Goedhart will take you through the ups and downs of social file management. When to use it, when not and what you need to know about file and document management to have the discussion if this should replace the department file share.
Coming from two different backgrounds – and often butting heads about this topic – Stuart & Femke will pitch the points and concepts that you need to think about with managing your documents in a social environment and show you examples on how and where to use IBM Connections to do so.
That time of year again – IBM Champion nominations
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 4:14p Femke Goedhart Every year IBM recognizes people for their outstanding work to aid and support the technical IBM community. It’s a prestigious honor and a way for us all to thank those in our community that tirelessly help others. After all, it’s often forgotten how much people do for each other above and beyond their normal day-to-dayContinue reading →
Tableau & MakeOverMonday – Learning new skills
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 8:41p Femke Goedhart For the last few months I’ve been steadily training myself into a new skill: data visualization. As data analytics is an ever increasing part of my job and something I’m highly interested in, it makes sense to do so and after working with Watson analytics it seemed logical to also explore Tableau. I have toContinue reading →
What is IBM Connections? And how to explain it to users!
Thu, May 25th 2017 7:53p Femke Goedhart In my work a big part of what I do is to explain both the reasons as well as the interface of IBM Connections. Why? Well because once you get the hang of it it’s not that hard but to a newbie user who opens it up for the first time it can be veryContinue reading →
Session slides for my Engage & SNOUG sessions
Thu, May 18th 2017 5:04p Femke Goedhart It has been a while since I posted and it’s time to catch up. Times have been rather busy so this post is mostly to just distribute my slides from Snoug & engage. Both wonderful events that really do deserve a big round of applause for setting up great events for people to come togetherContinue reading →
It's conference season!
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 5:51p Femke Goedhart With IBM Connect just out of the way, SNoUG (The awesome Swiss usergroup event in zurich) coming up in just a few weeks, followed by Engage in May and then being part of the organization for Social Connections in early June my agenda is happily buzzing with event prep and travel plans. I love this!Continue reading →
IBM Connect 2017 – Adoption Analytics with Watson Analytics
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 5:16p Femke Goedhart Yesterday I had the pleasure to present with my coworker Franz Walder a session on: Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics These are the slides for the session. [slideshare id=72468063&doc=connect2017-dev1223socialytics-170222170058] Abstract: Social adoption is a challenge for many companies. What is the most effective utilization of the environment? Who is using which resources,Continue reading →
Distrust and its potential effect on Cloud & social
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 2:03p Femke Goedhart It has been a while since I blogged. And frankly, not just blogging has been a bit on the low side, all my social media presence has. It’s due to all that is been going on in the last few months in the world and that has me and I guess many others too reelingContinue reading →
DominoPoint MeetIT16 Conference slides
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 8:19a Femke Goedhart Attached is my slide deck for the DominoPoint MeetIT16 conference in Milan on 14th of December 2016. 2016 DominoPoint MeetIT – 10 Things Every IBM Connections User Should Know from Femke Goedhart Original abstract: “IBM Connections is so full of features and capability, even well versed IBM Connections users, admins, community owners and managers mayContinue reading →
IBM Connections Explained: all about files!
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 12:00p Femke Goedhart Ok, I admit, this one was a long time in coming but it’s finally here! The next video in my little series on IBM Connections usage questions. This time it’s all about files and especially about the difference between : Attachments vs Files Personal vs Community files I hope it helps explain a little whatContinue reading →
Excited about data!
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 3:01p Femke Goedhart As a business consultant that focuses primarily on enabling organizations to collaborate better with their ecosystem of employees, partners and customers, a big question is always for me: “What are the numbers saying? How are our systems being used, what data is out there that I can use to analyze what is happening?”. So thatContinue reading →