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Edited: 7/6/2020 8:03 AM
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ADAM STROUP
New Community for Category Management (CM)

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:  

  • Serving as the central repository of the DoD’s Category Management materials to provide the DoD Category Management community with the support, resources, and knowledge needed to accomplish their mission
  • Providing a forum in which Category Management professionals can discuss Category Management, share better business practices, ideas, intelligence, and lessons learned
  • Serving as the portal through which access to training and guidance on how to get involved in Category Management may be provided to DoD personnel
  • Serving as a venue to facilitate cross-organization / joint collaboration on Category Management efforts
  • Providing a venue for obtaining expert advice and technical assistance in performing Category Management functions
  • Serving as a venue in which standardized guidance about how Category Management activities are to be conducted across the DoD may be disseminated, including the respective roles and responsibilities of Category Management Team members
  • Serving as the venue through which the principles, merits, and methodologies of Category Management may be communicated through introductory presentations, strategic communications, success stories, and similar promotional material

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!


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ADAM STROUP

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:  

  • Serving as the central repository of the DoD’s Category Management materials to provide the DoD Category Management community with the support, resources, and knowledge needed to accomplish their mission
  • Providing a forum in which Category Management professionals can discuss Category Management, share better business practices, ideas, intelligence, and lessons learned
  • Serving as the portal through which access to training and guidance on how to get involved in Category Management may be provided to DoD personnel
  • Serving as a venue to facilitate cross-organization / joint collaboration on Category Management efforts
  • Providing a venue for obtaining expert advice and technical assistance in performing Category Management functions
  • Serving as a venue in which standardized guidance about how Category Management activities are to be conducted across the DoD may be disseminated, including the respective roles and responsibilities of Category Management Team members
  • Serving as the venue through which the principles, merits, and methodologies of Category Management may be communicated through introductory presentations, strategic communications, success stories, and similar promotional material

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!


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Posted: 11/1/2019 10:18 AM
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JILL GARCIA

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


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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


ADAM STROUP42011/1/2019 10:18 AM11/1/2019 10:18 AM
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ADAM STROUP
Posted: 11/4/2019 2:39 PM
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SHERRY TAYLOR

​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?  

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SHERRY TAYLOR

​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?  

ADAM STROUP42011/4/2019 2:39 PM11/4/2019 2:39 PM
11/4/2019 2:31 PM
Posted: 11/5/2019 8:29 AM
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JILL GARCIA

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.  

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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.  

ADAM STROUP42011/5/2019 8:29 AM11/5/2019 8:29 AM
5/29/2007 6:50 PM2
ADAM STROUP
SHERRY TAYLOR
Posted: 11/7/2019 8:20 AM
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JILL GARCIA

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


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JILL GARCIA

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


ADAM STROUP42011/7/2019 8:20 AM11/7/2019 8:20 AM
5/29/2007 6:50 PM1
SHERRY TAYLOR
Posted: 11/7/2019 5:34 PM
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SHERRY TAYLOR

Thanks, Jill, tracking.  The collective Army response for consideration is below.  Talk to everyone in the morning!

Community Name:  Category Management
Community Membership/Audience:  All CM stakeholders (make initial coordination with decision-makers separately)
Estimated size:  TBD, depends on if it should start small, then open to the entire CM community
Purpose/Intent:   To learn and share innovative examples of how the Army (CM community) utilizes data-driven decisions; this will assist the CM community to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver more value and savings from (the Army’s) acquisition programs by revolutionizing the industrial age of thinking and incorporate the information into training.   --  Is this where a brief overview of CM would be inserted?
Objectives:  To incorporate best practices and tools into a comprehensive training/collaboration suite in support of Category Management.  
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SHERRY TAYLOR

Thanks, Jill, tracking.  The collective Army response for consideration is below.  Talk to everyone in the morning!

Community Name:  Category Management
Community Membership/Audience:  All CM stakeholders (make initial coordination with decision-makers separately)
Estimated size:  TBD, depends on if it should start small, then open to the entire CM community
Purpose/Intent:   To learn and share innovative examples of how the Army (CM community) utilizes data-driven decisions; this will assist the CM community to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver more value and savings from (the Army’s) acquisition programs by revolutionizing the industrial age of thinking and incorporate the information into training.   --  Is this where a brief overview of CM would be inserted?
Objectives:  To incorporate best practices and tools into a comprehensive training/collaboration suite in support of Category Management.  
JILL GARCIA47011/7/2019 5:34 PM11/7/2019 5:34 PM
11/4/2019 2:31 PM1
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