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TUTORIAL

Actually Working with and Navigating Collaborizm Projects

I wanted to show everyone how to best work with/on Collaborizm Projects. I thought I’d cook up a couple of examples for guidance.

Collaborizm Project Features and How To Use Them.

Laying out your idea – and having fun doing so. 🎨
Project Leaders, Ahoy! Make sure to create a rich, exciting, project story for the community to read. NO excuses. It’s actually a lot of fun to showcase your vision. Dump in some pics, follow the template, and get movinn!

Using the Project Outline and Check List ☑️
Use the Project Outline card as an ever evolving step by step roadmap and timeline for your Project. Collaborizm uses markdown formatting, which uses “- [ ]” for open check boxes and “- [x]” for completed. Keep this updated. It’s important. Be granular!!!

Posting Public Discussions💡
Collaborizm uses categorized discussion cards (Idea, Task, Milestones, Status Updates, etc) to enable people to coordinate publicly with their teams. It’s an awesome way to share concepts, discuss different tasks, and push ideas forward.

Why go Public?
What’s so core to this community is being more open with what you’re working on! By sharing tasks and ideas, you enable the entire Collaborizm Community to chime in, help, and provide feedback. You don’t want to miss out on this.

Using Team Chat 💬
The team chat is a simple chat for teammates to communicate in private. You can share images, and google drive links as well. It is accessible on all mobile devices.

Why go Private

To hide sensitive information like passwords, credentials, deep secrets, team secrets. Again – you should have the MINDSET “Keep everything public – and go private when necessary”…NOT…the reverse…!!!" << can’t stress that enough.

Idea Sensitivity with new Teammates🔑

Chat prospective teammates >> accept those you trust >> begin to work and discuss concepts with your new team. You do not have to spill all of the information at once. Collaborizm, at its core, is designed for the incremental development of trust between its users by having them actually explore ideas together. You can always shoot over an NDA if you’re that worried. Don’t let it stop you, seriously.

Super Project Examples

The IoT’ers

Featured Project: Roombot -Room Cleaning Robot

➡️ The project vision is laid out. All elements of the Project are covered. It is a comprehensive review of what is being built and worked on.

➡️ The Project Leader forms a core team, however, uses the community as a global feedback mechanism on all of the steps of his project, etc…design the pump…design the robot body.

➡️ Project Leader only uses team chat when reviewing specific private/confidential elements of the business plan. Even the main business plan is presented in public – because John knows he is the only one capable of building this vision., and he is missing out on too much to hide this from the community.

The Gamer Example

Featured Project: Build a 2d Roguelike Video Game

➡️ Project vision is laid out clearly, and in an exciting, rich fashion.

➡️ Project Outline is used to lay things out in a granular fashion. (Finding a Project Leader, Determining Different Story Segments, Step By Step Plans to Character Designs), etc.

➡️ Mentality is public first. Almost all discussion and creation happens in the public arena from story line to character design. Community aids, team succeeds.

➡️ Team chat is used to pinpoint specific micro issues, set up times to speak over the phone, as well as share passwords. But the team is not afraid to be public!!

App Builders

Featured Project: KiDRINO–>ARDUINO+KIDS

➡️ Project vision is laid out clearly.

➡️ Public discussions aid Shalini to communicate and iterate her idea with the help of a more experienced engineering and product design community.

➡️ Public discussion enabled me, a senior software engineer and architect, to witness Shalini’s passion – and end up helping her build the app!!!

Well, I hope that helps. :)

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Steven Reubenstone
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Superb post here Ranjan Dailata

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Steven Reubenstone
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:)

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