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WIKI by Alan J. Porter

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6.4. Developing a Sense of Ownership

Above all, your wiki-gardener needs a sense of ownership.

Ideally the gardener should be involved in the early stages of the wiki project and have a stake in its success. He or she needs to understand the business aims of the wiki, why it is there, what the perceived benefits are, and what the criteria for success are. Your gardener must also be a trusted member of the user community.

In many cases the person responsible for the wiki is the original wiki champion, although in larger organizations this isn’t always possible. It may be that the maintenance of the wiki falls under a different functional department, such as IT, in which case the potential wiki-gardener needs to be invited into the project team ...

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