Questions● What are your experiences with non-mobile collaboration technologies?● What did your group use for non-mobile collaboration?After failing the first time, this is how we did it...
The Project Scope● The project scope is an important detail for choosing a collaboration technology. ○ Size of the project ■ The size of the project directly reflects on what you need for the project ○ Tools required ■ The scope will help the team decide on the type of tools required to complete this project virtually, successfully
Key Factors To Consider When Choosing a Non-MobileTechnology● Internet Connection● Time● Appropriate Mechanisms● Number of Team Members● Location● Culture● Language
Make a List of ApplicableNon-Mobile Technologies● Google hangout● Web ex● G-chat● Skype● Microsoft Office 365● TeamLab● Asana● Other SAAS services
Non-mobile applications thathave mobile applications● Some non-mobile applications have mobile versions of their software, but they do not have functionally and capabilities compared to their desktop counterparts
Determining The AudienceWhat do you want to accomplish?● Establish an Agenda ○ Briefing ○ Sharing Information ○ Collaboration/Creation
Create an agenda that includes timeeach item will be discussed somembers can enter/exit meetingfreelySample Agenda Previous Meeting Recap (5min) – 2pm New Goals (10min) Status Report Front End Team – 2:15pm Previous Tasks (10min) New Tasks (5min) Status Report DBA Team – 2:30pm Previous Tasks (10min) New Tasks (5min) Questions/Concerns (15min) – 2:45pm
Assessing TechnologicalCapabilities Of The Virtual TeamOnce the agenda is established, conduct asurvey of participants to help select the bestmedium to conduct the meeting.● What types of questions should we ask? ○ What operating system? (Mac vs. Windows) ○ Hardware capabilities? (webcam, etc.) ○ Access to reliable internet connection?
How Will We Be Ensuring Each User Updates TheirSoftware To The Latest Version?● Centralized Management● Do not allow access to the app until the user updates● Send out communications● Make new documents compatible, only with the new version● Use SAAS-based services
Conclusion● Go over the scope of your project and the tasks● Make sure the software has the appropriate features● Create a list, do not depend on mobile features● Assess your audience. Make an agenda!● User capabilities need to be met● Handle your updates appropriately
Questions● What is your experience with these technologies? Did you rely on their mobile support?● What software do you use at work/school? How was this decided?