Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Open Source Journalism Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Open Source Journalism related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Open Source Journalism specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Open Source Journalism Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals...
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 992 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Open Source Journalism improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:
- What changes might be made to the operation of the online platforms and/or the relationship between the platforms and news publishers, which would help to sustain high-quality journalism?
- What if you were to embrace the ecosystem of the web and combined established journalistic techniques with new ways of finding, telling and communicating stories?
- How have collaborations improved coverage at a local level, enabled local outlets to better fulfil democratic functions and better serve communities as a result?
- Does it indirectly increase trust and the legitimacy of the outlet, or the number of people the outlet reaches or the income it generates?
- Is there an outside contractor or organization you hire for IT tasks in your office and is contact information available to key personnel?
- Does your office keep one copy of its backups on the same site as the original data so that backups can be accessed in emergencies?
- What changes might be made to the operation of the digital advertising market to help support and sustain high-quality journalism?
- What exactly is the difference between a product platform and a technology platform, a brand platform and a customer platform?
- Can digital advertising revenues support high-quality journalism in the future, as print advertising has done in the past?
- What differentiates a framing message, or frame in a communication from a plain persuasive message or simply an assertion?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Open Source Journalism book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your Open Source Journalism self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Open Source Journalism Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Open Source Journalism areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Open Source Journalism Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Open Source Journalism projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Open Source Journalism Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Open Source Journalism project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Procurement Audit: Did the contracting authority verify compliance with the basic requirements of the competition?
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: The already stated responsible for the establishment of budgets and assignment of resources for overhead performance?
- Cost Management Plan: Is the assigned Open Source Journalism project manager a PMP (Certified Open Source Journalism project manager) and experienced?
- Scope Management Plan: Are assumptions being identified, recorded, analyzed, qualified and closed?
- Risk Management Plan: Do requirements put excessive performance constraints on the product?
- Quality Management Plan: Do you periodically review your data quality system to see that it is up to date and appropriate?
- Risk Audit: Are auditors able to effectively apply more soft evidence found in the risk-assessment process with the results of more tangible audit evidence found through more substantive testing?
- Initiating Process Group: At which stage, in a typical Open Source Journalism project do stake holders have maximum influence?
- Scope Management Plan: For which criterion is it tolerable not to meet the original parameters?
- Requirements Documentation: How does the proposed Open Source Journalism project contribute to the overall objectives of your organization?
Step-by-step and complete Open Source Journalism Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Open Source Journalism project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Open Source Journalism project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Open Source Journalism project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 Open Source Journalism project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 Open Source Journalism project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 Open Source Journalism project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Open Source Journalism project with this in-depth Open Source Journalism Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Open Source Journalism projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in Open Source Journalism and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Open Source Journalism investments work better.
This Open Source Journalism All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.
Includes lifetime updates
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