Wiki Patterns

Patterns for successful wiki use

User Tools

Site Tools


designbycommittee

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Next revision
Previous revision
designbycommittee [2018/11/14 22:14]
127.0.0.1 external edit
designbycommittee [2018/11/28 16:06] (current)
splitbrain Struct data changed
Line 1: Line 1:
-===== DesignByCommittee =====+====== DesignByCommittee ======
  
 When a group of people design a system or information resource (like a wiki) //for// other people to be //implemented by// other people, and there are more 'designers' than 'doers', it seems almost invariably that time is wasted, the final product is somewhat disappointing or over-complicated, accountability for this blunder is vague or opaque, and frustration abounds. When a group of people design a system or information resource (like a wiki) //for// other people to be //implemented by// other people, and there are more 'designers' than 'doers', it seems almost invariably that time is wasted, the final product is somewhat disappointing or over-complicated, accountability for this blunder is vague or opaque, and frustration abounds.
  
-==== Usage ====+===== Usage =====
  
 The committee is the method by which large and complicated tasks get accomplished, especially those which may require diverse set of experts, inputs from several stakeholders, coordination of multiple resources, and careful planning. When this structure malfunctions in the context of designing a system, such as a set of wiki pages or a wiki-based community, you can get **DesignByCommittee** . The committee is the method by which large and complicated tasks get accomplished, especially those which may require diverse set of experts, inputs from several stakeholders, coordination of multiple resources, and careful planning. When this structure malfunctions in the context of designing a system, such as a set of wiki pages or a wiki-based community, you can get **DesignByCommittee** .
Line 13: Line 13:
   * Ensure tight iterations between planning/design/implementation of your knowledge resource. This is easy when wikis are 'live' and changes are immediate.   * Ensure tight iterations between planning/design/implementation of your knowledge resource. This is easy when wikis are 'live' and changes are immediate.
  
-==== Example ====+===== Example =====
  
   * This short satirical video shows a humorous illustration that might be all too familiar to you. It illustrates how a seemingly simple project can become overcomplicated and miss the mark when poorly structured teams are asked to address a 'simple' issue.   * This short satirical video shows a humorous illustration that might be all too familiar to you. It illustrates how a seemingly simple project can become overcomplicated and miss the mark when poorly structured teams are asked to address a 'simple' issue.
-    *  [[http://www.snotr.com/video/2326|http://www.snotr.com/video/2326]]  +    * http://www.snotr.com/video/2326
- +
-==== Related Patterns ==== +
- +
-  * [[ContributorForHire|ContributorForHire]] is a pattern which may lead to one group of 'designers' dictating content that the 'designated contributor' must implement which could lead to **DesginByCommittee** . +
-  * [[One+Way+Street|One Way Street]] or [[Gate|Gate]] Keeper are patterns which may contribute to a **DesignByCommittee** situation, since not all team members are empowered to contribute fully. +
-  * [[BarnRaising|BarnRaising]] is an example of a pattern which encourages all team members to contribute directly to the creation of a new wiki resource, potentially avoiding **DesignByCommittee** . +
  
 +===== Related Patterns =====
  
 +  * [[ContributorForHire]] is a pattern which may lead to one group of 'designers' dictating content that the 'designated contributor' must implement which could lead to **DesginByCommittee** .
 +  * [[One Way Street]] or [[Gate]] Keeper are patterns which may contribute to a **DesignByCommittee** situation, since not all team members are empowered to contribute fully.
 +  * [[BarnRaising]] is an example of a pattern which encourages all team members to contribute directly to the creation of a new wiki resource, potentially avoiding **DesignByCommittee** .
  
 ---- struct data ---- ---- struct data ----
 +classification.type  : Anti-Pattern
 +classification.focus : Adoption
 ---- ----
  
designbycommittee.1542230057.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/11/14 22:14 by 127.0.0.1