Zen and the Art ofWorkflow Development#12NTCZenwkAlice AguilarChristina RoesslerProgressive Technology Project
Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad!                       INSERT                   ...
Alice Aguilar, Acting Executive Director alice@progressivetech.org Christina Roessler, Communications & Program Developmen...
What is this session about?
It won’t be about Data!
•   Unpack workflows•   Why workflows are important•   Essential elements of a good workflow•   Case Study•   Take aways
The Big WHY?
Why use Workflows?• Visual – makes work obvious, quick• Help streamline activities and be more  integrated• ID lacking pro...
3 things to know about Workflows• Starting point is always with goals• Don’t enter through the data – enter through  under...
What in the heck are we talking about?
Understand the Goals of your Work: Mapping Organizational Workflows...look for gaps of information
Case Study:Center for Media Justice       Lisa Jervis
Workflow Takeaways:•   Start with Goals•   Build up not down•   It’s a participatory exercise•   It’s just an entry point•...
Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad!                       INSERT                   ...
Zen and Art of Workflow Development
Zen and Art of Workflow Development
Zen and Art of Workflow Development
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  1. 1. Zen and the Art ofWorkflow Development#12NTCZenwkAlice AguilarChristina RoesslerProgressive Technology Project
  2. 2. Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad! INSERT QR CODE HERE or Online using #12NTCZenwk at www.nten.org/ntc/eval
  3. 3. Alice Aguilar, Acting Executive Director alice@progressivetech.org Christina Roessler, Communications & Program Development Director christina@progressivetech.orgThe Database for Community Organizers
  4. 4. What is this session about?
  5. 5. It won’t be about Data!
  6. 6. • Unpack workflows• Why workflows are important• Essential elements of a good workflow• Case Study• Take aways
  7. 7. The Big WHY?
  8. 8. Why use Workflows?• Visual – makes work obvious, quick• Help streamline activities and be more integrated• ID lacking protocols• Start with concrete and build up
  9. 9. 3 things to know about Workflows• Starting point is always with goals• Don’t enter through the data – enter through understanding the work to understand the data• Create a visible map: id and distinguish activities, processes, protocols, decision points – look for gaps & inefficiencies
  10. 10. What in the heck are we talking about?
  11. 11. Understand the Goals of your Work: Mapping Organizational Workflows...look for gaps of information
  12. 12. Case Study:Center for Media Justice Lisa Jervis
  13. 13. Workflow Takeaways:• Start with Goals• Build up not down• It’s a participatory exercise• It’s just an entry point• Can be done in a very informal way – start visually!
  14. 14. Evaluate This Session!Each entry is a chance to win an NTEN engraved iPad! INSERT QR CODE HERE or Online using #12NTCZenwk at www.nten.org/ntc/eval
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