All in Project Blog Survey
My friend Dave Witzel posted an article titled 12 Leadership Lessons of Internet Pioneers in which he summarizes the findings of a recent report he did for IBM’s Center for the Business of Government, Designing Open Projects: Lessons from Internet Pioneers.
I recently met with Thad Scheer, President of Sphere of Influence, Inc. Thad’s company specializes in agile and lean project management methods. During our meeting Thad and I discussed some of the changes occurring in project management methods and practices.
As a continuation of our Conversation about Project Management and Social Media, Lee White in his recent post Project Community states the following:
The point here is not that Social Media, as discussed in earlier posts, directly drives efficiencies, but that it can create a community of project stakeholders that are passionate about the successful completion of a project.
Jim MacLennan, a seriously thoughtful corporate IT manager, recently published Update on Blogs as PM Tools - Tales from the Front Lines. There he made the following statements about the challenges of adopting blogs and wikis in support of project management:
I’m a member of the online group SdB+PM Forum, a collective of 825 senior project managers who are also members of the Linkedin professional networking group.
I’ve been interviewing technical project managers about their thoughts on the use of blogs as project management tools. Preliminary results are here. One finding is that how you ask the question about blogging and project management makes a big difference in the response.
This presentation is a progress report on the dozen or so interviews I’ve conducted so far in my blogging and project management survey:
Here are selected notes from interviews conducted as part of my project blog survey:
CIO.com's Seven Reasons for Your Company to Start an Internal Blog lists the following:
1. Your enterprise e-mail applications are not easy to search.
2. Your e-mail is lost in the eye of the “cc storm.”
3. Ex-employees can take it with them.
4. Too much wasted time checking in with colleagues.
5. With blogs, the humble and the egotist both win.
6. Organizational openness and accountability.
7. People might already be using them.
While writing up notes for my Project Blog Survey, I learned from George Dearing about the new MindMeister product, a web based “mindmapping” tool that supports graphical concept mapping, collaboration, and group Skype calling.
I am looking for people to interview (confidentially, if you like) about your personal experiences using a blog to support project management within a corporate or large organization setting.
The best podcasts I’ve heard recently on enterprise adoption of social media are two interviews with Toby Redshaw of Motorola by Dan Bricklin. One is from March of 2006 and the other from March 2007.