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    Standards Knowledge Network (SKN) User Guide


    SKN Background

    SMPTE’s collaborative platform is a set of tools which provide us with modern interfaces, good performance, and well documented API access to our data. Our new platform will be the first steps in an initiative called the Standards Knowledge Network (SKN). Our goal is to migrate to tools that allow controlled access to the SMPTE workings and knowledge across every aspect of the SMPTE organization. This move will result in a flexible, searchable system that can address our future needs for standards development and a much improved (i.e. usable) mobile experience. SMPTE created a user guide for these tools to support users in navigation the SKN environment. This user guide will be continuously updated to provide the newest insight on how to user the system.

    SKN Personas

    To structure the SKN user guide we defined several personas with specific functions. These personas build on each other. For example, the SC Participating Members have special functions which come in addition the function of SC Members. Below is a listing background information and SKN personas with their functions which will be defined and explained in more detail further down in this document.

    TC Chairs Persona

    • Count a quorum
    • Maintain P-Member Roster
    • Initiate ballots
    • Initiate votes
    • Track attendance and voting record
    • Initiate, update and terminate sub-groups
    • Setup projects - MS Planned

    SMPTE HQ Staff Persona (incl. Admins)

    • Setup groups (all groups) - MS 365 Admin
    • Setup votes and ballots - MS Forms
    • Establish automation - Power Automate
    • Add, update or remove SC members (incl. MS 365 license) - MS 365 Admin
    • Establish Templates (Planner?, Projects, Forms etc.)

    SKN Tool Creators and Maintainers Persona (Software Dev.)

    • Create automation flows
    • Maintain automation flows
    • Create connectors for automation flows
    • Maintain connectors for automation flows