Steven, I`d be glad to facilitate a "tiger kitten team" (a subgoup within this team)to start developing processes for team participation and determining some next steps. As the "Create a Business Together" discussion and voting was going on, I was putting together some rough drafts regarding the organizational process.
I have some lists and formats that might be used to identify team member skills and interests, evaluate experience levels, define workstyle preferences, propose level of participation agreements, and assess the motivating factors for each team member.
I`d like to share these drafts with other like-minded process-thinkers who have similar suggestions so that we could cull the ideas outside of this thread, and then post them here for review and discussion by other team members.
If this concept doesn`t clash for what you have in mind for how to proceed, I`d gladly offer to coordinate this effort with interested participants.
I`d like to volunteer myself into the Tiger Kitten Team and join Denise in creating processes and teams so that development of our other Tiger Teams will become a seamless process itself. The thing most on my mind at this time is team building, and I`m hoping we can build a process that identifies the best skills of everyone that wants to participate in this project.
I also have interests in photography, graphics design, and tech writing (possibly one of the few people at SuN that thinks grammar is fun). I can’t wait to see where these and my other skills fit into the Tiger Teams project.
Messages for everyone:
Steven: I`m with you on your viewpoints of the inside/outside discussion options. I already anticipated the need for this type of online collaboration effort (a couple weeks ago) and contacted Jeff Sloan, who subsequently referred me to Joel Welsh, about StartupNation`s capabilities for incorporating a means for this task. CraigL`s ideas list is a perfect example - we need a way to add other ideas to his list without having to post it in a separate entry somewhere further down the thread. I`m hoping to get a response soon (I sent out a follow-up message just yesterday). The "offsite" subgroup option was my backup idea, if we couldn`t get access to online collaboration here. And yes, I will certainly pursue the preparatory task you suggested.
CraigL: Speaking of good ideas ... you have a great start on defining the tasks for which people would have a need for our service (I know, defining is your specialty). This should spark some additional ideas, but it`s also a substantial list to start with. Fabulous input!
CreativeGal: Can I suggest a starting research task or two? (Take this as an open invitation - any of you readers of this forum topic who would be interested, but who haven`t yet posted here.) Let`s check out ways that others assess skill levels, for their particular situations. Also, let`s look for the type of roadblocks that startup entrepreneurs repeatly encounter. I`m thinking we should focus on the most easily solvable and the most commonly encountered. We can use CraigL`s list as a guide. If we want to be statistically accurate, we should also include a numerical count to the recurring issues that we see mentioned.
Hello and happy Friday!
I would love to volunteer to help in process creation and join the creative process for building these teams! Although I am not so well versed in the technology end of this, as far as addressing domain issues, I am determined to get a better understanding of the services that will be offered here.
These team systems that develop here will be so helpful for other SUnproject ventures like Daniel`s e-learning and even Steve`s glutton--er- gluten-free products idea.
I am so excited to be a part of this!
Onward we go!