Wikipatterns: A Practical Guide to Improving Productivity and Collaboration in Your Organization

Overview

  • This book provides practical, proven advice for encouraging adoption of your wiki project and growing it into a useful collaboration tool or vibrant online community
  • Gives wiki users a toolbox of thriving wiki patterns, which enable newcomers to avoid making common mistakes or fumbling around for the solutions to the same problems as their predecessors
  • Explains the major stages of wiki adoption and explores ...
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Overview

  • This book provides practical, proven advice for encouraging adoption of your wiki project and growing it into a useful collaboration tool or vibrant online community
  • Gives wiki users a toolbox of thriving wiki patterns, which enable newcomers to avoid making common mistakes or fumbling around for the solutions to the same problems as their predecessors
  • Explains the major stages of wiki adoption and explores patterns that apply to each stage
  • Presents concrete, proven examples of techniques that have helped people grow vibrant collaborative communities and change the way they work for the better
  • Reviews the overall process, including setting up initial content, encouraging people to contribute, dealing with disruptive elements, fixing typos and broken links, making sure pages are in their correct categories, and more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470223628
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Mader is Wiki Evangelist for Atlassian Software Systems, makers of the award-winning and widely used Confluence wiki software. Stewart has worked with business, academic, and non-profit organizations to grow vibrant collaborative communities. He also publishes Blog on Wiki Patterns (www.ikiw.org), and recently wrote an online book on how the wiki is transforming education and research.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Grassroots is Best.

Case Study: LeapFrog.

Chapter 2 Your Wiki Isn’t (Necessarily) Wikipedia.

Case Study: Johns Hopkins University.

Chapter 3 What’s Five Minutes Really Worth?

Case Study: Sun Microsystems.

Chapter 4 11 Steps to a Successful Wiki Pilot.

Case Study: Red Ant.

Case Study: A Conversation with a WikiChampion: Jude Higdon.

Chapter 5 Drive Large-Scale Adoption.

Case Study: JavaPolis.

Case Study: A Conversation with a WikiChampion: Jeff Calado.

Chapter 6 Prevent (or Minimize) Obstacles.

Case Study: Kerrydale Street.

Chapter 7 Inspirational Bull****

Case Study: Constitution Day.

Case Study: Peter Higgs: Using a Wiki in Research.

Appendix Questions & Answers.

Index.

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