There has been a lot of discussion recently about the relative merits of starting social business technology projects with pilots versus jumping right in an building solutions at scale.
As is often the case, Socialtext's Michael Idinopulos made an early, intelligent contribution with posts urging us to Skip the Pilot and Launch E2.0 broad, then go deep.
Andrew McAfee also shared his experience of large companies finding that constrained pilot projects often fail to gain traction, suggesting we drop the pilot. Emanuele Quintarelli, referring to Andrew's post, emphasises one of the key problems with pilots, namely the limitation it places on serendipitous connections, which is a major source of benefits in wider deployments.
Hutch Carpenter also contributed a very thoughtful p...