Doing Business with IBM Connections

The Doing Business with IBM Connections Workshop provides a deep-dive on the possibilities for using IBM Connections to improve collaboration and social business outcomes. It explores ten common collaboration scenarios, and how IBM Connections can be used for each, balanced with the human and business factors. If your firm is exploring the potential benefits of using IBM Connections, this workshop provides a vendor-neutral, independent perspective to guide your planning.

This workshop is based on Michael’s book Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013).

Workshop Flow
Here’s the basic flow of the workshop:

  • An initial discussion about your collaboration strategy and previous history with collaboration approaches and technology. This sets the scene for our time together.
  • A series of presentations outlining each of the ten collaboration scenarios, with an exploration of how to bring each of these to life in IBM Connections. Attendees get to see each of the scenarios being worked out before their eyes.
  • Discussion and debate about the various ideas, approaches, and concepts aligned with each of the scenarios.
  • A closing session to strategize on how your organization can best approach the use of IBM Connections, in light of the scenarios and the discussions over the two days. You leave with an initial plan for how to make progress.

Workshop Agenda
The agenda for the two-day workshop is:

Day 1
0900 … Introductions, and Presentation on Collaboration and Social Business
1000 … Morning Break
1015 … Facilitated Discussion about Your Current State and Vision
1215 … Lunch
1300 … Introducing IBM Connections, and the Collaboration Scenarios Approach
1330 … Collaboration Scenarios (1-2)
1500 … Afternoon Break
1530 … Collaboration Scenarios (3-4) and Setting Up Your Profile
1645 … Closing Comments for Day 1
1700 … End of Day 1

Day 2
0900 … Collaboration Scenarios (5-7)
1030 … Morning Break
1045 … Collaboration Scenarios (8-10)
1215 … Lunch
1300 … Developing Your Strategy with IBM Connections
1400 … Facilitated Discussion on Applying Learnings
1700 … End of Day 2

Arrange the Workshop
For details on arranging this workshop at your firm, along with costs and timeframe, please contact Michael.