I was asked about this at a Avnet/Lotus briefing I was at this morning (thanks Neil - it was "very interesting")....
When should we use Activities, Quickr or both?
Activities is great for individuals to manage and organise their tasks and to collaborate with others in an ad-hoc manner to complete business objectivels rapidly, effectively and efficiently. Often, the final deliverable of that individual or team effort might then lead to a more formalised team project or published document.
This then may require more formal document management, publishing and repository as provided in a Quickr place.
Correspondingly, a formal (and possibly long-term) team effort managed in a Quickr place is likely spawn various short-term tasks to develop content where Activities is more appropriate to aid or control that process. For example, a smaller group of individuals from the team might be involved, those users could a private place to work or to involve experts from outside the team without adding them to the formal Quickr place.
Therefore as I see it - as organisations appreciate the benefits of increased collaboration between users by utilising Quickr and/or Activities, they will likely see a need for both shorter-term Activity-based deliverable creation and the ability to manage longer-term, more formal or role-based Quickr team places.
The good news is that Lotus has indicated that they plan to build tighter integration between Activities and Quickr to further increase the value delivered by the two products.
By: Quickr Blog (Stuart McIntyre) | 0 Comments | On: 15 February 2007 17:37:31 | Tags: quickr lotus connections activities