A networking contact today asked me about putting together a WAR ROOM for his company. He's been around CI a while, and remembered back to a time when there was some talk of War Rooms. I generally steered him away from a physical war room for most things, since these are not accessible from remote sites or when team members travel. Plus virtual war rooms and collaboration zones have economies of scale that make them cheaper to run.
Putting aside the physical/virtual issues for a moment, what would you include in a WAR ROOM that bridges not just CI collaboration but strategy development as well. What tools, info sources, participants, structure... How would you advise him?