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A Method and System for Creating a Process Template for Internal/External Collaboration using Social Tools/Technologies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243528D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for creating a process template for internal/external collaboration using social tools/technologies that can be easily adopted by individual teamâ?Ts specific needs. Thus, as the team continues to adopt collaboration, the template can be customized according the teamâ?Ts specific needs.

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A Method and System for Creating a Process Template for Internal /External Collaboration using Social Tools/Technologies

Disclosed is a method and system for creating a process template for internal/external collaboration using social tools/technologies that can be easily adopted by individual team's specific needs. Thus, as the team continues to adopt collaboration the template can be customized according the team's specific needs.

The method and system initially provides a list of social tools/technologies used for creating a process template. Following is the list of social tools/technologies:


 A collaboration platform and tools can be selected by an enterprise to enable their employees, partners, and customers.


 A social collaboration platform/tools can be selected by determining the platform/tools that offers the critical functionalities such as:


o Collaboration Communities/Wikis/Blogs platform/tool, where multiple people with common interests are collaborated


o File Sharing platform/tool, where people share documents, files etc.,


o Online Meetings platform/tool, where group of people are collaborated to conduct web meetings with audio/video capabilities


o External Collaboration platform/tool, that has the ability to connect employees, partners and customers


o E-mail platform/tool to send/receive communication electronically

Thus, by considering all the above mentioned platforms/tools, a process template can be created for internal/external collaboration using social tools/technologies.

The method and system for creating the process template starts by creating a community/sub community by using collaboration communities' platform/tool to facilitate collaboration. Subsequently, internal and external members are invited to the collaboration communities to collaborate on a project by sending invitations using the external collaboration platform/tool. The invitees, after joining the community/sub community, start contributing to the community/sub community by adding reference materials; use cases etc. and upload reference materials into community activity by using the file sharing platform/tool. Here, the collaboration activity is created by using a predefined activity template that already exists with the collaboration communities.

Further, the method and system is used to assign tasks to the collaborating team members, where a project lead creates initial version of a work product/deli...