May 7, 2009

Enabling cross-team learning - Part 2

In the last post on enabling cross-team learning we discussed the reasons for limited cross-team learning. In this post, lets discuss ideas to solve for (3) no one is aware of all discussions* happening in our group.

We have an opportunity to significantly reduce the barrier for cross-team learning by solving for (3) in the short-term, by compiling the schedule of all team discussions in one central place.

We could do this simply by using a team/group calendar (we use Notes team rooms). All the teams would need to do is cc: this group calendar in their discussion invitations. And the end result will be a compilation of all schedules in the group calendar, which all of us can see to chose the relevant discussions to join...