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Daily Report 日報 = Observable Work: Takashi Okutsu
Takashi Okutsu of Traction Software's Japanese Business Office recently posted an update to his free Daily Report TeamPage plugin. Takashi writes: "In some Japanese companies, it is common to look back what an employee did in the day, write a summary, and submit it to his/her boss. This is called "日報" (daily report or daily journal) and it's a way of sharing information between employees and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2965 / March 29, 2016 / 2:01 pm
Dec 2015 | Quality Management, Signature Requirements
TeamPage Winter 2015 Release introduces a new TeamPage Quality Management option. The Quality Management module adds Feedback, Non-Conformance, and Corrective Action forms and dashboards to TeamPage's standard support for authoring, delivery, and tracking of quality and compliance documentation. The new Quality forms and dashboards make it simple to manage the full life cycle for ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1388 / December 21, 2015 / 5:18 pm
Nov 2015 | Traction continues to punch above its weight - Real Story Group
Real Story Group released the latest version of their Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Evaluations Report with updated reviews of Google, Igloo, Jive, Liferay Social Office, Telligent/Verint, and Traction on Oct 26, 2015. Real Story Group analyst Kashyap Kompella writes: Traction: With a fairly loyal customer base, Traction continues to punch above its weight. The company is ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1370 / December 8, 2015 / 3:19 pm
Nov 2015 | Teampage Plug-ins from Traction Software Japan
Takashi Okutsu, Director of Traction Software's Japanese Business Office has been on a roll. His new plug-ins include: a new Bootstrap3 skin; a new JQuery Mobile skin; Customer Support Request and Customer Quick Reference plug-ins. Takashi is also the author of Gantt Chart, Traction Poll, Mind Map, Pop-up Annotation, and other plug-ins, free to Japanese and International Traction customers. ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1343 / November 23, 2015 / 4:45 pm
Shaka, When the Walls Fell
"Pooh?" said Piglet. "Yes, Piglet?" said Pooh. "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra," said Piglet. "Shaka, when the walls fell," said Pooh. — Michael G. Munz (@TheWriteMunz) November 17, 2015 What? In Shaka When The Walls Fell (The Atlantic, June 18, 2014) Ian Bogost poses a challenge based on Darmok, a 1991 Star Trek New ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2856 / November 22, 2015 / 4:42 pm
Oct 2015 | Personal Worklists, Quick Forms
TeamPage Fall 2015 Release introduces Personal Worklists: Track and share what you plan to work on. It's easy to add, rearrange, organize, checkoff and share items on your personal worklist. New Quick Forms make common actions simpler using a right click action or keystroke. TeamPage now automatically checks for updates and notifies your administrator. Personal Worklists Worklists make it ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1311 / October 12, 2015 / 3:24 pm
Original Traction Product Proposal
I hope you'll enjoy reading the original Traction Product Proposal, dated October 1997. Many early Traction concepts carried over directly to the Teampage product first commercially released in July 2002, but we've also learned a lot since then - as you might hope! The quotes still make me smile. The Proposal and Annotated References may be helpful to students interested in the history and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2804 / August 24, 2015 / 5:39 pm
Teampage hypertext journal: Design concepts, by Takashi Okutsu
Takashi Okutsu of Traction Software's Japanese Business Office wrote a blog post, Teampage hypertext journal: Design concepts. Starting from Chris Nuzum's Tripping Up Memory Lane presentation, Takashi explains how TeamPage's append-only journal models editable content, links, and relationships − while maintaining a full audit trail. See this Google English translation. Teampage's model ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2752 / August 7, 2015 / 4:21 pm
July 2015 | TeamPage Live Task Lists
TeamPage Summer 2015 Release update introduces live task lists: drag and drop to reorder tasks for a project or milestone, everyone sees the live update. Use shared task lists to keep everyone in synch on order of execution for tasks as well as planned start and end dates. A live Presence bar shows who else is watching the same page. Live Task Lists TeamPage task lists now support drag and ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1285 / July 30, 2015 / 1:59 pm
Eat your spinach: Email is good for you, but it could taste a lot better
Takashi Okutsu of Traction Software's Japanese Business Office says that email is like spinach. It may be necessary for a healthy business, but not everyone likes spinach. He says that it's not reasonable to think that Social Network Software replaces email. It's better to look at how SNS extends and complements email. Takashi's July 3, 2015 blog post explains how, see ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2709 / July 3, 2015 / 2:35 pm
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Intertwingled Work and Adaptive Case Management 
Tuesday July 6, 2010: As promised, John Tropea posted a comprehensive analysis and synthesis on observable work and Adaptive Case Management (and much more) titled: Have we been doing Enterprise 2.0 in reverse : Socialising processes and Adaptive Case Management It's a great post that's long for a very good reason: John pulls together many themes with well-sourced references and quotes [ ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1452 / July 6, 2010 / 3:51 am
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Monday July 5, 2010: For an update on the Observable Work conversation, see Blog1424: Intertwingled Work
Greg Lloyd / Blog1447 / July 5, 2010 / 5:48 pm
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Friday June 25, 2010: Observable Work discussion centered on Jim McGee's original blog post Managing the visibility of knowledge work, including a comment and blog post: Observable Work: The Taming of the Flow by @briantullis and a comment and analysis with several well sourced examples by @johnt, including this: "Yes, the real learning is in all the nuances of how we work, not reading a ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1387 / June 25, 2010 / 10:13 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update Dec 17, 2009: Facebook's controversial ex-post facto revision of member privacy settings along with the revenue driven rise of apps like Farmville (as well as sleezy internal promotion) lead me to revisit this, see Blog1232: Facebook: A Carnival Midway not a Neighborhood?
Greg Lloyd / Blog1236 / December 17, 2009 / 10:50 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Rafe WTF of the day: @Josh comes back from lunch... "I got some cat food, do you want it?" 4:13PM 15 Apr 2009 ... much funnier than my example, but QED.
Greg Lloyd / Blog1053 / April 15, 2009 / 10:17 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update: Steve Buttry Information Content Conductor of Gazette Communications posted an excellent tip sheet: Leading your staff into the Twitterverse for a workshop he'll be leading for the American Society of Newpaper Editors. It's an great introduction to Twitter which covers linking, following, tools and ethics. I believe Steve's advice is just as valuable for neighborhood (Facebook) and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1045 / April 3, 2009 / 12:31 pm
re: Kuka Systems TeamPage Case Study 
A customer story about giant orange robots - for real! How good can it get? KUKA Titan Largest and strongest 6-axis industrial robot in the world. Payload capacity: 1000 kilograms
Greg Lloyd / Blog1005 / March 14, 2009 / 10:59 pm
re: Reinventing the Web 
For an excellent first hand history of the Web - and a linked data proposal which seems to share many of the simple, scalable properties of his original invention - see Tim Berners-Lee's Feb 2009 TED Talk on the 20th anniversary of the Web: Tim Berners-Lee The next Web of open, linked data Feb 2009, Published Mar 2009 Some comments on this talk's comment thread suggest that it's ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog997 / March 14, 2009 / 2:36 pm
re: Why Software is a Good Investment 
What Jordan meant to say: Send us your money and you'll be happy and save more than you spent!
Greg Lloyd / Blog973 / February 24, 2009 / 6:37 pm
re: Ask an Engineer: What do you think of the Facebook Terms of Service Flap? 
For a good example, see Nicolas Kolakowski's Feb 20, 2009 eWeek story Facebook Launches Social Widget for Facebook Connect : "Facebook Connect allows users to sign on to other sites and blogs using their Facebook account information. Comments Box would allow these users to post comments on not only the outside Web site, but also their Facebook profiles, where they could be shared with other ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog962 / February 22, 2009 / 10:17 am
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