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16 January 2008

Performance Ecosystem Collaboration

Clark @ 11:19 AM

A while ago, I created a diagram that captures my notion of the performance ecosystem. At the DevLearn conference last November, I held a session where we collaboratively populated the system. A number complained that just putting text on the ‘map’ didn’t help capture the range, and I had to agree. They wanted to use ellipses or some other way to capture the range of the tools, and there were some differences of opinion.

It occurred to me then that I’d seen a collaborative diagramming tool that we could use to do this online, and promised to arrange it. However, I couldn’t remember the tool, and then I couldn’t for the life of me find it when I got home.

Well, I just found it: Gliffy, a reasonably powerful online diagramming tool, and I’ve opened an account and created the graph again:

However, you don’t have to take my approach, you can go in and edit it, too! Just let me know what your email is, and a little bit about you (I need *some* sort of filter…:), and I’ll add you to the collaborators. This is an experiment, so let’s see how it goes!


  1. Yah, I’d like to play with it – hjarche AT gmail etc. I have a gliffy account too, but have only built a few diagrams with it so far.

    Comment by Harold Jarche — 16 January 2008 @ 5:59 PM

  2. Ok, Harold, you’re on. You should get an email…look forward to your edits! Thanks for playing.

    Comment by Clark — 17 January 2008 @ 7:05 AM

  3. Clark: Here is a nice brainstorming / concept mapping app I discovered recently… http://bubbl.us/ It is still in pre 1.0 form, but very usable already. I’ve already used it in a business meeting where a group of SME’s and I were discussing how to design a course to improve an internal process in our organization. I’ve seen Gliffy too, and have it bookmarked and even began to create a drawing in it, but since I didn’t need collaboration on it, I switched to my standard, Illustrator, instead.

    I’d love to collab with you on this drawing, but I just don’t know if I have anything to add to it. If I think of something, I’ll comment. Thanks for all you do with your work and this blog Clark!

    Comment by Richard — 19 January 2008 @ 1:33 PM

  4. Richard, thanks for the kind feedback, and let me know if you do want access, it’s quite easy. I’ll have to check out bubbl.

    Comment by Clark — 19 January 2008 @ 4:51 PM

  5. Clark, like the update! Really demonstrates the range as you wished for. Just to let you know, I’ve referenced this update on the Internet Time community, and cited your original map as an influence on the work I’ve being doing with my organisation. Thanks for the insightful work.


    Comment by Dominic — 17 April 2008 @ 12:32 PM

  6. Dom, glad to hear it both that the diagram helps, and that it’s been useful in your work. Love to hear more about it.

    Comment by Clark — 18 April 2008 @ 1:58 PM

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