The Enterprise 2.0 Survival Kit
As I work full-time and study part-time, I guess for me there are 2 things that are absolutely vital when considering which tools will assist my personal productivity.
- What do I have to do? (tasks)
- How long have I got to do it? (scheduling)
With just those two things in mind a myriad of options are available.
So what are these tasks? What’s involved in completing them? How can I track their progress? How can I schedule time to get them done? How can I track the amount of time it actually takes to get them done?
As I see it, each week I’ll need to:
- Read as many blogs as I can
- Research popular web 2.0 apps
- Create my own blog posts
- Comment on other’s blogs
- Tweet about my discoveries
With specific reference to blogging, I tried a couple of different things to try and streamline the process of finding, reading, following and commenting. I’d heard about “Readability” so decided to give it a go, but found that it simply didn’t tick all those boxes. Basically, it wasn’t easy enough. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great little application and I will still use it outside of uni but it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard. On recommendation from Claire De Larringa’s blog post this week I thought I’d give RSS a go. But again, it creates another step, another site I need to go to and I’d have to take a further step if I wanted to comment on a blog. Boo. So lost for ideas I remembered that I downloaded the wordpress app last week, which I started playing around with it this morning… and wouldn’t ya know it….BAM. All the blogs I follow are right there. Can I comment on them? Damn right. This is like some kind of web2.0 ecstacy…
I guess I’ve no doubt that the following list will evolve over time, in fact I hope it does, especially the task creation and time tracking solutions. As I’m really not happy with the duplication of work that’s required in creating tasks in one and having to track their time in another. I’ll no doubt stop tracking my time all together if I don’t find a better solution, but for now these are what I consider to be my Enterprise 2.0 Survival Kit. What about you?
WordPress – website and app
Toodledo – website and app
Toggl – website and app
Twitter – website and app