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UPDATE 26 June 2020: The Category Management Community is live. Look for Policy, Success Stories, Market Intelligence, BIRs/CIRs, Training Resources, Industry Reports and Organizational Newsletters.
The Category Management Community of Practice is a forum designed to facilitate the acceleration of the Department's Category Management efforts by:
UPDATE 12 DEC 2019: Coming soon, the new Category Management Community of Practice. Click on the title of this post to access the link to the community!
A copy of the Community of Practice MOA template is available @ https://www.dau.edu/cop/ace/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/Community%20of%20Practice%20Memorandum%20of%20Agreement.docx?Web=1
Thanks, Adam. For Jill/Working Group, these are some questions before I provide a collective Army/ODASA (P) response by Friday's meeting:
- Membership vs. audience: are they the same?
- Will the purpose/intent change as challenges/pain points emerge/are solved? Will/should the purpose/intent be narrowly defined or broader in scope?
- Is there a limit to the # of members?
- How are members vs. non-members tracked?
The audience is the target group the community is being established to support. Our intent is to convert the target audience into members by having them join the community. Members can actively contribute to the community. The SharePoint limitation on members per community is 5k we have never come close to that number. Members are tracked as part of the community and are visible to authenticated users. Activity within the community is tracked regardless of the source members or non-members e.g., page visits and sessions, etc. The purpose and intent of the community will likely change over time. The role of the community leader and the working group is to continuously refresh the community and if needed make course corrections.
Some suggestions on objectives you might want to consider:
Promote understanding of Category Management across DoD
Raise awareness via resources, policy, current events, news, training and tools to support and gain traction with category management efforts
Provide an avenue for the Category Management community to acquire knowledge that will assist them in the performance of their jobs
Provide a collaborative venue for obtaining advice and assistance with Category Management
Provide a repository for new and emerging issues in the Category Management community and provide guidance on approaches to handling those issues
Communicate and share better business practices/lessons learned
Thanks, Jill, tracking. The collective Army response for consideration is below. Talk to everyone in the morning!
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