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.
ICONUK Slidedeck “IBM Connections Adoption Worst Practices”
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 1:51p Femke Goedhart During ICONUK last week (15-16 September 2016) I did a session on “IBM Connections Adoption Worst Practices“. Slides for this session are available on my slideshare and here:
Iconuk 2016 – IBM Connections adoption Worst practices! from Femke Goedhart
Regardless if you’ve implemented IBM Connections, are considering it or in the middle of the planning stages – there are wrong (and right) turns to take at every step. Join Femke to learn about misconceptions and tr
IBM Connections explained: Activity stream
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 10:19a Femke Goedhart This one I had already posted to my youtube but not linked to from my blog. It’s all about how to make the update streams work for you. Enjoy!
IBM Connections explained: Why a “Like” matters!
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 12:47p Femke Goedhart I often get asked about things in IBM Connections that need some explaining. One of them is the value of using the Like button in IBM Connections and whether people really should use it in a corporate environment. Let me be clear: You should! But in stead of writing another blog on why I decided to do it a little different this time and try my luck on explaining it in a video. I hope this will help!
I’ll try to do a few more like these over the coming weeks and in case you guys have que
Indexing support for Activity and Forum attachments in IBM Connections 5.5
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 12:40p Femke Goedhart Sometimes with large updates you miss the little things that make the difference… One I missed with the release of Connections 5.5 was that the indexing on attachments has been added for Activities & Forums now:
in 5.5: “IBM Connections supports the indexing of file attachment content from the Files, Wikis, Library (Enterprise Content Manager files), Activities, and Forums applications. Content from file attachments in Blogs is not searched.” source
Was: “IBM Connecti
Launch of ConnectionsExpert, getting insight into your social platform
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 3:04p Femke Goedhart I’ve only joined panagenda for a month now but I couldn’t have chosen a better time. With the launch of ConnectionsExpert (which was launched yesterday at Social Connections in Toronto), panagenda is taking a big new step into the world of building insights into the going on’s of your IBM Connections platform. With real time user simulations, analytics, historical monitoring and visually strong graphics of activity and interaction.
panagenda isn’t new to this area. Tradit
Whirlwind, great teams and learning German or is it Austrian?!?
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 5:49p Femke Goedhart So one month into working with panangenda and the evening before flying out to Toronto for another exciting Social Connections event it is time for a little reflection on what has all happened this month.
To be honest, it has been a whirlwind. Of impressions, of meeting new people, of learning LOADS of new stuff, of getting really excited about the new product which is going to be launched next Monday (at Social Connections :)) and of getting my feet back on the ground.
Sometimes in life you nee
A new phase – I’m joining panagenda!
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 12:37p Femke Goedhart As many of you know I’ve been working for several years as a business consultant in the area of Social business, Collaboration and Document Management. However earlier this year I decided that I wanted to expand both my knowledge as well as my international reach beyond what I had been doing so far and decided to open up the door for new opportunities. It didn’t take long for an opportunity to show itself and I am happy to report that I will be joining the team at panagenda starting May 2nd.
Salesforce & IBM Connections integration – keeping your organization connected
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 3:57p Femke Goedhart With so many solutions touting social capabilities out there and being used for different situations it can be daunting to decide on when to use what and why. Your organization might already have Salesforce, IBM Connections, Sharepoint and solutions like Jira that offer social capabilities but how do you get all these worlds together? The last thing you want after all is to have one department ‘being social’ in one platform and another somewhere else. That completely undermines the w