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    New Project Structure: TZM Network Expansion Proposal

    Hello everyone! I have created a presentation video titled "TZM Network Expansion Proposal". It outlines a possible team project coordination interface to be implemented as an extension of TZMNetwork.com. I would very much appreciate any feedback you may have. It's a little longer than I wanted it to be, but I hope you will find some good ideas to improve TZM on an organizational level. Please see the link below. Enjoy!

    TZM Network Expansion Proposal

    I've also posted a transcript of the presentation here:

    TZM Network Proposal Transcript PDF

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    I love the idea of having a history section on each profile that outlines what each member has helped with or accomplished. I think its extremely important to most people to be able to show off their work for others to see. I also love the idea of being able to post task progress updates for the whole community to see. I'm at about the half way point of the proposal but so far so good. I'll let the ideas soak a bit and then gather my thoughts and post a bit more coherently a little later.
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    I will echo the comments of ayentee. The Vimeo presentation was very good. I know there are some sites out there that use the history of what a person has done before and this works very well. I'm sure this will bring people like myself that wanted to be more active in the past back again (as your presentation has for me). I live on the other side of the world from where I was bought up and don't speak the language here so well at the moment so its been difficult for me to be involved in chapters here, so my only real input so far has been to try and get the message out about the movement to as many people over the internet as possible. I think with the system proposed here it will help people like myself or those living in more isolated and rural areas become more involved also. It feels more a way to be part of an on-line chapter and contribute that way rather than only through a physical one.
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    I'm very glad you both liked it! I'm quite open to changing the system around to what would make the most sense as far as improving the movement as a whole. I'm actually already thinking of ways that the proposed system could be added to or extended into facilitating the chapter structure. I've messaged TZM Network directly through their Contact page about this presentation, so I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say as well.

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    I'm very interested in getting this off the ground. What can I do to facilitate progress towards this idea becoming part and parcel of the train of thought for a RBE?

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    Hey Brian, I just emailed you, if you'd like to discuss here or over email, that's up to you. I am open to any and all suggestions, criticisms, feedback, new ideas, anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albus View Post
    Hey Brian, I just emailed you, if you'd like to discuss here or over email, that's up to you. I am open to any and all suggestions, criticisms, feedback, new ideas, anything!
    Got your email and will be replying later. The main problem I see with your proposition is how to attract sufficient developers and programmers to the project. Having been down this path several times I've found that developers in particular are very short on the ground within the movement. However, with most of the program management system already covered in your proposition this might just be suffecient incentive to get some developers interested enough to set it all up. The main problem(s) in the past was there were endless arguments and discussion over who does what and what particular programmes and modules where necessary for having a system's approach all under one roof. I have to say it seems you have solved these problems and issues by making it dead easy to access the necessary information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post
    Got your email and will be replying later. The main problem I see with your proposition is how to attract sufficient developers and programmers to the project. Having been down this path several times I've found that developers in particular are very short on the ground within the movement. However, with most of the program management system already covered in your proposition this might just be suffecient incentive to get some developers interested enough to set it all up. The main problem(s) in the past was there were endless arguments and discussion over who does what and what particular programmes and modules where necessary for having a system's approach all under one roof. I have to say it seems you have solved these problems and issues by making it dead easy to access the necessary information.
    Brian, that makes sense. I can imagine it being very confusing when you don't have a specific drawn out plan to access. Is there a central place where TZM developers usually go to communicate? A wiki or another thread on this forum? I know you said there aren't many developers, but, just in case. Maybe I can share my presentation a few other places where more developers are present. You'll have to forgive my ignorance with the internal structure of the movement, I haven't delved into it much, but I'm very willing to learn and get more involved.
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    RBE Bank, and Advance Communication System

    Quote Originally Posted by Albus View Post
    Hello everyone! I have created a presentation video titled "TZM Network Expansion Proposal". It outlines a possible team project coordination interface to be implemented as an extension of TZMNetwork.com. I would very much appreciate any feedback you may have. It's a little longer than I wanted it to be, but I hope you will find some good ideas to improve TZM on an organizational level. Please see the link below. Enjoy!
    A project of this nature has long been wanted. The concept has been advanced before (by the first GDT, The Phoenix Project, Brian's Johnson's Coordinating Network Development -CND, TZMGlobalConnect), and shut down by a misguided hierarchy of what were the important issues to pursue and focus, and how to attempt to keep the membership from being distracted with a multitude of additional project. The presentation make a series of important good points concerning utilization of brain and creative power from the membership.

    The presentation, however, needs to consider some important points that have to do with changing with the changing world around us, so to that extent falls short from what needs to be done.

    1. One of the key elements of the movement is the RBE, a new economic system, which we advocate, and we believe is superior to others.

    The proposal glaringly ignores the RBE Banking components, which is probably the most significant factor which will allow a transition from the current monetary system to an RBE system.

    With the recent Cyprus confiscation of personal money from people banks, the current system set up the primary factor for its one demise, by adding fuel to the fire of rising crypto-currencies: Crypto-currencies-youve-never-heard-of, but have suddenly been exploding as alternative systems. Jack Dorsey's Squares is good for businesses, but doesn't depart much from the 'interest' model of today. Bitcoin uses an algorithm that creates money in such way that it becomes a built in shortage in the money supply for the purpose of trading. There are others which might be used as models for an RBE trading system, which should include money, and something not currently used, 'resources.'

    An RBE-Slanted crypto currency should be a major component; without it, others less fair systems will hamper the advance towards a replacement system.

    2. The proposal overshot management features by making suggestions that affect local activities management. It goes into unnecessary micro-management.

    3. The "facebook" look alike is NOT a rational global communication system. It looks as cluttered as does facebook, and there is no way to intelligently navigate to important local, regional, national or international priorities. It lacks a grading system for priorities so key issues of general concern can bubble up to the top, and result in effective local, regional, national or international. There is no method for handling the millions of potential users across the planet.

    Included in this, there is no wiki-like method of presenting issues for discussion and prioritization, and action advise for local, regional, national, and international level, with international support for even the smallest of issues, so local issues are supported by international communication, and other matters deserving wide open input, and consideration. We need a communication where people can focus on the issues they are passionate about, while being able to keep an eye on critical national/international issues.

    A news media that transcends current media, focusing on events that can affect the RBE, and other areas of our interest.

    4. Finally, but not to exclude items not mentioned, we need a wiki-like platform to discuss these things in brief, but without excluding anyone, or overwhelming the system with huge amounts of information that no one can sift through; a system that complies with points mentioned in point 3, but at least a starting point that can be improved as necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albus View Post
    Brian, that makes sense. I can imagine it being very confusing when you don't have a specific drawn out plan to access. Is there a central place where TZM developers usually go to communicate? A wiki or another thread on this forum? I know you said there aren't many developers, but, just in case. Maybe I can share my presentation a few other places where more developers are present. You'll have to forgive my ignorance with the internal structure of the movement, I haven't delved into it much, but I'm very willing to learn and get more involved.
    For background, please review details of the Developers Team and info on their dormant Phoenix Project, check out the current/old Zeitgeist Resources project/sharing website, and a recent proposal that another user posted for a separate project-listing website.

    I like most of what I saw in your presentation so far, though in some places I think you're over-extending into possible details by saying how a page "will" be laid out rather than making it clear to be just a suggestion, while in other areas you've been a bit vague about issues that are quite obvious to developers, that projects would have tasks set, they would have required skills and be assigned to users, some of them would have deadlines, etc., which simply echoes almost every other project management system out there.
    Also, many of the automated admin rules/functions that you mentioned, such as having a coordinator need to approve a member taking up a task, or setting a member as inactive after 30 days, would need to be optional/modifiable on a per-project basis through a settings menu, as some very long and open projects, take wikipedia for a great example, rely heavily upon people being able to jump in quickly to make small improvements/contributions whenever their busy schedule allows, while there may be some intense projects such as production of story-driven multimedia, which people may even want stricter communication/membership security on in order to prevent spoilers from being released.

    Flexibility is important here. I agree with Boldhawk that in some instances, such as software/hardware projects, a 'facebook-wall-style' communication medium would be extremely inefficient and quickly become cluttered/unreadable. In those instances the use of a wiki and/or threaded forum board may be crucial, as for instance a wiki has been very effective for compiling information within Open Source Ecology, while a combination of mainly forum use with a wiki for record-keeping has been successful for our Linguistic Team.
    However, for some less tech-savvy people (and I never cease to be amazed at just how many there are), who may want to organise a community activism project such as a town-hall meeting, festival or movie screening, something like a comment wall, or a similar function with minimal learning curve, may be more helpful in enabling them to coordinate their efforts.

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