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-===== Patron (or Sponsor) ===== +====== Patron (or Sponsor) ======
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-==== What is it? ====+
  
 Having a high-ranking Patron who supports a wiki provides a level of authority that can enhance the prospect of success. Having a high-ranking Patron who supports a wiki provides a level of authority that can enhance the prospect of success.
  
-==== Usage ====+===== Usage =====
  
 Occasionally a senior figure in an organization initiates a wiki project. More often, the initiative comes from below, but the support of a senior figure is sought. By letting it be known that they support the project, a Patron gives permission for others to be involved and for resources to be allocated to the project. Occasionally a senior figure in an organization initiates a wiki project. More often, the initiative comes from below, but the support of a senior figure is sought. By letting it be known that they support the project, a Patron gives permission for others to be involved and for resources to be allocated to the project.
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 A Patron is particularly important in a corporate environment,​ where control of IT resources and competition between organizational units may otherwise discourage participation. A Patron is particularly important in a corporate environment,​ where control of IT resources and competition between organizational units may otherwise discourage participation.
  
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 An employee who already knows the CEO explains the benefits of a wiki, and perhaps demonstrates a working system within the organization. The CEO agrees with the idea and encourages the employee to continue. The CEO becomes a Patron by "​giving the nod" to the initiative. The CEO may have no further involvement apart from allowing it to become known that they support the use of a wiki. The initiating employee can encourage other people to become involved by explaining that the CEO thinks it is a good idea. An employee who already knows the CEO explains the benefits of a wiki, and perhaps demonstrates a working system within the organization. The CEO agrees with the idea and encourages the employee to continue. The CEO becomes a Patron by "​giving the nod" to the initiative. The CEO may have no further involvement apart from allowing it to become known that they support the use of a wiki. The initiating employee can encourage other people to become involved by explaining that the CEO thinks it is a good idea.
  
-==== Related Patterns ==== +===== Related Patterns =====
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-  * [[Champion|Champion]] : Whereas a Patron/​Sponsor simply approves of the Wiki, the Champion energetically drives the implementation and adoption processes. +
  
 +  * [[Champion|Champion]]:​ Whereas a Patron/​Sponsor simply approves of the Wiki, the Champion energetically drives the implementation and adoption processes.
  
  
patron_or_sponsor.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/28 14:43 by splitbrain