Establishing the principles behind the ecosystem was the first step in developing Ecosystem 1.0.
Having these principles available lets me take advantage of opportunities while I attempt to organize everything into the new TOGAF-based architecture.
It’s even more important when working in an organization that does not particularly value the act of planning. You still need to show progress and activity. Creating a Visio flowchart or a Requirements matrix doesn’t really count.
I also need some critical success factors to measure against.
The world won’t stand still while I get my act together.
The principles I am moving forward with:
– As needed performance support
– Continuous professional development
Critical success factors:
– Visibility – can people find the training they need?
– Communication – do people know what they need?
– Tracking – do people know how they are doing?
The Ecosystem is at a point where I need to re-establish relationships with the stakeholder community (there have been a number of changes) and validate whether we want to maintain these particular principles and critical success factors.
Unfortunately, the primary stakeholders and supporters within my division have other priorities right now. So I am going to move forward with this until the timing and environment improves. At least this gives me a foundation to work with.