What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects) (27 tags)
Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages of a wiki is so easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this article using a wiki, as they did their book, Mind Hacks.
How to Decide What Bugs to Fix When, Part 1 (14 tags)
There are two challenges to making smart bug decisions: first, understanding how to make good bug-fix decisions; and second, creating and following rules that makes it easy to stick to those decisions when the pressure is high. In this first installment of a two-part essay, Scott Berkun, author of The Art of Project Management, provides the core ideas you need to make your own bug-fixing rules.
The Builders of Basecamp (8 tags)
Marc Hedlund spoke with Jason Fried, president of 37signals (the company that makes Basecamp and Ta-da Lists), about its history and products, and about Ruby on Rails, the open source web application framework spun out of Basecamp's development. Check out Jason's presentation, Lessons Learned While Building Basecamp, at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference later this month.
For SARS Press 1, for Bird Flu Press 2... (6 tags)
One of the key things we can do during a pandemic is to move in-person congregations and meetings online, creating electronic surrogates for daily social activities such as classes, business meetings, and social outings. Brian McConnell examines how organizations can use the latest telecom technology to help keep society functioning and diminish the spread of disease if this kind of a disaster takes place.