[pmwiki-users] ICT innovation in organisations from private context
gmane at auxbuss.com
Mon May 26 13:56:10 CDT 2008
Sjaak Koot said...
> My name is Sjaak Koot and, in the context of my Masters at Leiden
> University School of Management, I am conducting a research project on the
> "Diffusion of applications from a private context to a professional
> context". In other words, my objective is to determine whether there are
> individuals who introduced IT applications (acquired outside the
> organizational context) into the organization; and if so, how this knowledge
> about the new IT application is processed by the organization.
First, since you are doing you masters then I can be a little pedantic
;-) Diffusion means spread out over an area rather than in a particular
direction, so in the context of you title, I would argue that it's the
wrong word, particularly given your description. I think that a better
word would be propagation. Thus,
Propagation of applications from a private context to a professional
and your description isn't required.
> Does anyone have experience of introducing/trying to introduce pmwiki into
> an professional organisation after having it used for private purposes.
Yes, I do.
> I would be interested in postings about cases you perceive as:
> * "successful"
> * "failed"
> * or more "neutral"
It was very successful.
> If you were involved in such a situation, I would very much appreciate if
> you could send me an email mentioning:
I'll do it here.
>  what you were using pmwiki for in the private context (before
> introducing it to the organisation).
My personal data dump. I used to use a program called 'The Journal' on
Windows, but I realised that a wiki would ultimately prove to be more
functional should I be able to find one that met my requirements. After
a few false starts - dokuwiki was close - I ended up with PmWiki.
> a short story (a couple of lines) summarizing about how the organization
> "responded" to the introduction
The first organisation I introduced PmWiki was a small tech shop (20-odd
employees) using Sharepoint. Everyone bar the dictatorial CEO/founder
loathed Sharepoint, but for no other reason that it didn't solve any of
their issues. Because of PmWiki's price, and a little persistence, it
was possible to propose running PmWiki in parallel to Sharepoint. After
one week there was no going back. The tech staff adopted it in no time;
the admin folk needed a little more hand holding. It's still there.
>  your function in the organization,
Half man, half geek. If I said consultant then I'd be considered a
>  whether you would be accept a follow-up interview
> All the information will be treated confidentially.
No problem, I won't name names :-)
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