Program Policies

Spryng Platform Foundations


Publishing Items in the Marketplace

All Spryng subscribers may make sensemaking initiatives they’ve created available to others by requesting publication of those items in the Spryng Marketplace.  Only Spryng Professional Partners, however, may:

  • sell sensemaking initiatives for a fee. 
  • sell packaged services
  • sell educational and training content and / or services (a special sub-set of packaged services)

In order to maintain a minimum level of rigor and quality of products and services made available in the Marketplace, Spryng and its initial Advisory Board members have established a review framework to be administered and continuously refined by the Spryng Professional Partner Community.  It generally works like this:

  • when a Spryng subscriber requests publication of an item to the Marketplace, they must first assure the item they propose to publish satisfies the minimum standards Spryng and the community have established for publication of the category of item in question.  
  • two Professional Partners will be selected from the Program’s review panel to review the item to confirm the item satisfies the minimum standards.
  • the primary reviewer is responsible for undertaking the initial assessment, communicating with the submitter on any questions regarding methodology, etc.  He or she will then make a preliminary determination to accept or reject the item, citing specific shortcomings in the case of the latter.
  • the secondary review is responsible for reviewing the primary reviewer’s work.  If there is any disagreement with any aspects of the primary reviewer’s assessment, the two reviewers shall converse and seek to resolve all areas of disagreement.  Should the reviewers be unable to resolve their differences, a third reviewer will be engaged from the panel to break the deadlock.

Minimum Standards for Publication

  • Initiatives
    • Spryng sensemaking Initiatives are the Platform’s container for grouping together information and efforts aimed at better understanding and taking action on specific kinds of issues / challenges.  They can contain 1 or more Sensors — the specific instruments with which participants interact to share and contextualize information.

      While the Marketplace is structured around Initiatives (because these represent the issues or challenges in which people are interested), the sellers of Initiatives have a variety of options in which to package their product:

      • offer the entire Initiative and all of its related Sensors as a comprehensive package for a single price (or for free).
      • designate 1 Sensor to be included by default with the Package, but price and offer additional Sensors independently.
      • allow the purchaser to engage in an unlimited or limited number of Collections.
    • Minimum Standards
      • the Initiative contains one or more Sensors
      • the Initiative and all of its Sensors contain a satisfactory level of wiki documentation.
      • sensor questions are constructed in a manner consistent with the chosen methodology and its theoretical foundations (typically assessed based on information provided through its wiki documentation)
      • sensors are well-written (e.g., clear prose, minimum jargon, grammatically correct) and have clear objectives
      • all Sensors have been pilot tested or run with a representative group (not just friends) with generated data.
      • all Sensors need to demonstrate real-world results reflecting their relevance and potential utility (in most cases, Pilot Collection data will be sufficient to demonstrate potential utility)
  • Packaged Services
    • Packaged services are the Platform’s container for professional services Partners may wish to offer that are relevant to the Platform’s foundations.  They will generally relate to delivering expertise in one or more aspects of a sensemaking journey:
      • the design and development of Initiatives, their Sensors and Signifiers;
      • the implementation of Collections;
      • the analysis and reporting of Collection data; and
      • undertaking effective complex facilitations and other decision support capabilities.
    • Minimum Standards

Spryng Professional Partner Designations


Spryng Advisory Board & Related Bodies