I’ve been working (sometimes at full bore, sometimes in the background) on an organizational network analysis project since the spring. I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients in the nonprofit/NGO sector looking at the changes in networking behavior across countries in Asia Pacific. (I’m just sharing the final report with my clients now, so can’t say much about it, but will be sharing a bit about this at KMWorld in November: Session B101, Building Knowledge Networks).
Also this spring, I completed work on a self-paced, online tutorial for people who want to learn the basics of doing a network analysis: Organizational Network Analysis is one of a series of courses offered by my friends at Information Architected, Dan Keldsen and Carl Frappaolo, who have created “IAI University” to showcase pragmatic training on methods, practices, technologies, and strategies from their extended network. The course has four modules:
- An introductory module gives the “soup to nuts” about network analysis and the steps required
- A module focusing on network patterns and metrics — how to interpret maps and data from an analysis
- A tool-focused module that has step-by-step tutorials on using ONASurveys to create a survey and UCINET/NetDraw to analyze the results
- Practical tips on managing ONA projects
I will be giving much the same course, live and in person, also at KMWorld: Workshop W13, Organizational Network Analysis and Tools.
Please pass this bit of shameless self-promotion to anyone in your network who may be interested in getting a pragmatic head start in working with network analysis.