If you’ve ever run a PMO, you know how much of your time and energy are devoted to gathering, analyzing, and distributing information. Perhaps we are seeing that the project management organization is changing because how people communicate and share information is also changing.
I research, consult, and write about new media, government program transparency, mobile technology, project management, and collaboration. Right now I’m working on an update to my white paper A Framework for Transparency Program Planning and Assessment. Meanwhile, the links below are from the “Managing Technology” sections of this web site:
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If you’re serious about data analysis there’s probably no substitute for getting “down and dirty” with real, live, messy data. Sometimes you just have to sift through the numbers with your “bare hands” if you really want to extract meaning from descriptive statistics, predictive models, and fancy visualizations.
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’ve been thinking about mobile technologies a lot lately and how they relate to activities like project management and collaboration.
In 2010 I posted Sometimes a phone is just a phone and a web site is just a web site. It discussed what I thought at the time was important in a smartphone, e.g., phone service, web access, email — the basics — and was based on recent Blackberry experience and anticipation of getting an iPhone.
I’m impressed with the U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s mobile web site.
Pankaj Taneja’s article The Microsoft Yammer Acquisition, Sharepoint, and Social Business speculates about Microsoft’s plans for integrating the social networking tool Yammer with the rest of Microsoft’s product line, including SharePoint.
This continues my series on enterprise mobile technology strategy and collaborative project management. Here I’m interested in how, in a project management situation, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers can support project-related communication and collaboration.
In Agile grows up and new challenges emerge author Rick Freedman points out what project managers, sooner or later, learn from the School of Hard Knocks: changing and improving project management practices to improve the likelihood of project success involves not just improved management methods but also cultural changes within the sponsoring organization.
The accompanying image shows three laptop computers in use as we watched Game of Thrones last night. What’s wrong with this picture?