I started reading about guilds, and considering how they might used the company for which I work. The idea was to spread information and interests across departments and squads (initially I wanted to start it as I wanted to get people enthused about quality). I struggled to find information on how other companies use them, so I came up with my own bastardised version (it may be exactly the same, or not, I’m not sure). It’s been running for a couple of weeks now, and seems to be a success. We such have guilds as the Quality guild (obviously the coolest), the Development Environment guild and the Training guild (which is to discuss the way staff are trained, rather than to train staff). I expect some will disappear, some will merge, some will be added, but at this early stage it seems like it’s going to be a success.
Anyway, our marketing department put together a version of the document I wrote, for external use, that people may find interesting and/or useful.