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Private and Public Community Groups

Within the Center of Excellence community, members can create or join various types of community groups. They are designed to support focused collaboration, asset sharing, teaching, and task monitoring. A survey of practicing members shows that they believed they received: 

When asked about benefits to other group members, they felt that:

When asked how participating in groups increased organizational efficiency, better serve customers/partners, and provide insights for the future of the organization

The Bottom Line is that you will benefit from using the community group, money back guaranteed- Oh yah, its free.

“These are groups of self-governing members, organized and constrained within a results-driven structure, who are held accountable for, and defined by, the accomplishment of specific business objectives.”

  TEAM CONSENSUS GROUPS

A process improvement team of a PMO wants to evaluate business processes, by following a formalized consensus practice before making final decisions. The features within the group support file sharing, conversation threads, and team member polling. During their process they identify tasks, make assignments, and follow completion status within the group. Only invited members can belong to this group.

  FOCUS GROUPS

These groups specialize in the study of a specific topic such as Integrated PM, Project Planning, or alpha testing of newly developed software. These groups are sometimes aligned with a training course, or open research & development project. Tasks are assigned to team members, status monitored, and discussion threads capture decision rational. Typically, anyone can join these groups, and does not require approval, and these groups appear in search results. Sometimes users will require approval from the group admin before they can join depending on group preference.

  MARKET TESTING

Is there a need to find the preferences and opinion of others involved in your processes and practices? Market testing groups help members gain insight and direction based on user participation and responses. Different topics, questions, and conversations support many research types and objectives. These groups typically appear in the search results, and the users normally request to join the group. Of course, depending on the group’s needs, any access type can be chosen.

  TRAINING

This type of group can be created for many types of learning. Coaches create these groups to work with client/clients to set objectives, build a roadmap, make assignments, share files, review and discuss results. Typically, these are ‘invite only’ groups and do not appear in search results.

  LOCAL HERDS

Yes, can you believe it? These are the ‘Nerd Herds’ you’ve heard about. Groups are formed to plan local events using the principles of Integrated PM. Events can be as simple as a get together at a local restaurant. But can grow to include training workshops, Integrated PM conferences, hiking trips, rafting trips, dances, and so on. These groups typically appear in the search results, and anyone can join.

All group types may be a Public Group, a Public Group Requiring Moderation, a Private Group, or an Invite Only Group.