## Tuesday, March 11, 2008

### Are Wikipatterns, Collaborative Patterns?

Some time ago I wrote about wikipatterns and said that it would be nice to have Sharepoint patterns too. ChiefTech recently posted on a new book about Wikipatterns. In his post he basically questioned: Aren't wikipatterns more broadly applicable, e.g. to collaboration in general?
I would agree. The patterns that are mentioned can applied to collaboration in general, and collaboration tools, such as Sharepoint, Intranet platforms, etc. Working on collaboration patterns would lead to greater and easier adoption of collaboration tooling. Usually such a tool is given to a (group of) users and they have to sort things out themselves. Having patterns would help an IT or IM department give the user/team a fitting solution (configuration) for his/her problem.