OSDOC’10: The Birth of a Company-Wide Wiki

A small software company with a worldwide presence uses one wiki to store or access most company information. Using open source software, the wiki started as a small team tool and then grew to reach technical people. An innovative content strategy proposal later extended the reach of the wiki to non-technical people. Five years later, the system is still the backbone of the company.

Crucial factors for the unusual adoption of the wiki included technical competence, judicious leadership, champions at the executive committee, and a compelling proof-of-concept.

ACM Presented at OSDOC’10, November 8, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, but see the presentation at ISCTE for the definitive version.


13 slides used in the presentation, as PDF.