Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Reasons to Use Google Wave

This is a cross-post from my blog on the Military Social Networking system milBook.

This will be the second of a series of posts that will look into use cases for Google Wave (or more specifically FedWave, which is the effort to use Wave in the Federal Government). While these use cases will have a military/ government focus, they have much in common with other articles that cover uses for Google Wave (here, here, and here).

NOTE: this and subsequent posts on this topic are strictly the opinions of the author, and do not represent any official Government policy or endorsement, nor are endorsed by any entity that is or may do business with the Government in any capacity.

Assumptions and Warnings:
- Not all the functionality shown in the following use cases is fully developed
- Some existing Wave features are not available in open source version of Wave (FedOne) including attachments and many extensions. 
- The use cases are for illustration only, do not represent any official sanction of the technology or its use by the Government in any form
Here are some more use cases, based on milBook comments/ contributions in response to my earlier post:

7. Task/Initiative Management: A simple management tool to track small projects, initiatives, or actions that do not require a full project management tool

8. Staff Action Tracking: Items that need to be endorsed by multiple staff sections can be collaboratively reviewed in order to see the comments or thoughts put together by another office and could collaborate on responses and reduce email overhead

9. Operations Center: Update briefings can be created and kept current in real-time for briefing senior leaders; being able to coordinate and collaborate using rich media will provide a clear common operational picture that is available to a multitude of organizations using trusted connections

I will expand on these and the first six use cases in subsequent posts. 

Thanks for your participation in the process, and please continue to let me know what you think about this.