Social media for project managers

What are the relevant factors that drive or result from information overload?

March 10, 2014

Thomas asked this question during the PMI Learning, Education and Development Community of Practice presentation I gave recently about Social Media for Project Managers. We were talking about using social media tools at work for communication and collaboration, and – of course – the topic of information overload came up. Normally I’m asked how to […]

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Social Media for Project Managers: Q&A

January 22, 2014

I gave a presentation on social media for project managers at the PMI Learning, Education and Development Community of Practice at the end of last year. They run a successful online book club and they were discussing my book on the subject, so it was great to be asked to go along and round out […]

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The future of social communications on projects

December 4, 2013

Social communications form a large part of life outside the office, and the connected project manager needs to incorporate those ways of out-of-the-office communications into working practices today. Many stakeholders already use publicly available, consumer-led social communication tools to manage their personal networks. In our drive to be easy to do business with, it is […]

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Gamification in project management

October 24, 2012

Last year, it was all about social media. This year’s hot new trend is gamification. What’s that, I hear you ask? It’s such a new word that my spellchecker flags it up as an error. Gamification has been around for a while. It’s the art of making work seem less like, well, work. It’s about […]

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Get started with Social Business! How to encourage the use of a new social collaboration tool

September 21, 2012

This is a guest post by Matilda Jernevad, Market Analyst at Projectplace International. Ever heard of Social Business? Well, if you haven’t it’s about time. Several analytics firms have stated that becoming a social organisation is vital to be competitive in the future. What then, is a social organisation? One definition is that a social […]

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Welcome to Software September 2012!

September 3, 2012

Welcome to the annual Software September feature. This month I have a mixed bag of project management software related things for you including: A roundup of the latest news from the project management software vendors An article about the latest trend to hit our IT departments: Bring Your Own Device (that’s on Friday) Software reviews […]

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What project managers can learn on Twitter: Interview with Robert Kelly of #PMChat

December 12, 2011

Robert Kelly and Rob Prinzo have started using Twitter to connect project managers in an unusual way. I spoke to Robert about how they are bringing project managers together online (and even better, how you can earn PDUs for hanging about on Twitter!). Robert, you use Twitter to coordinate conversations between project managers through a […]

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Video Diary: PMI LIM, 21 October 2011

October 23, 2011

This video shows what happened on my first day at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Typically, just when I’m talking about there not being any pedestrians, one walks by. I have also found out about why there are so many Christmas decorations already up: the convention centre is preparing for it’s […]

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Using social media tools for communication: a case study

June 29, 2011

One of the questions I’m asked frequently is: “How do I use social media tools for communication?” I addressed this during my presentation at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Dublin, and one of the organisations I drew on to illustrate how other people are doing it was the Chartered Management Institute. The CMI makes […]

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SharePoint for Project Management: A case study

May 2, 2011

Two weeks ago I told you about my trip to Paris to speak at PMI’s Ile de France chapter. The other speaker that evening was Christophe Campana, one of the founders of consulting company Campana & Schott. He told me how his company was changing its recruitment adverts in an effort to attract more female […]

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