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Wednesday, May 07, 2008


The last 2 corporate (or pseudo-corporate) gigs that I did were SORELY in need of a common documentation interface, and my solution was the wiki. The first involved a slightly uphill battle. Come to think of it I shouln't even call it a battle. It was more like an unexpected upheaval. It started off with SharePoint, and my implementation of MediaWiki turned out to be more popular. The second used Trac. The success of that project is still being weighed. I think it's a failure because I did not do the legwork necessary to make people aware of the benefits and also did not structure it correctly.

I wish I had had the series of lectures from before I started, but I completely concur with the suggestions. In any case, every corporate wiki implementer should go through these videos:


Blogger goblinbox said...

I'm trying to sell my current employer - an ISP - to go the wiki route for online support, but he's all attached to the idea of reinventing the wheel and building a custom ColdFusion thing. Gah.

2:51 PM  

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