01. Seven Pillars

Michael Sampson's 7 Pillars tutorial

  • the term 'collaboration' is too high-level
  • Pillar one

  • Document uniqueness (beyond just filenames)
  • DRM for documents (esp. when distributed externally)

  • Pillar two

  • The tie to the office (desktops, people, business systems, file location)

  • Pillar three

  • The contentious one, esp. with regards workflow. cf. PleaseReview? for replacing traditional serial / parallel reviews
  • Pillar four

  • fundamentally broken:
  • Free-time tracking across organisations / systems, networks isn't possible
  • Consolidated calendars don't exist (beyond merge of work / home iCal calendars)
  • Pillar six

  • Task consolidation is required: some work going on here (e.g. Basecamp / Tada list)

  • Some of the solutions discussed

  • Groove
  • Documentum / eRoom
  • Socialtext
  • Interwoven WorkSite?
  • MS OneNote?
  • PleaseReview?.net (online doc review)
  • Advanced Reality (Excel add-in)
  • Vignette
  • Intralinks.com (for secure workspaces)