An Open Letter to Project Managers, the New Rock Stars

Partnering Resources

First things first: Project managers rock. There is simply too much at risk for companies to let so much depend on the project managers. Here’s how you can rock your projects. Stop resisting project management methodology. Request a meeting with the project management office to talk about the specific rule, how it gets in the way, and some alternatives. When you do, make sure you’re breaking them in the interest of what’s best for your project.

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Probes, Prototypes and Pilot projects

Chris Corrigan

A pilot is a project designed to prove the worthiness of an approach or a solution. A pilot project will run for a discrete amount of time and will then be summatively evaluated in order to determine its efficacy.

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Trending Sources

The Visualness of Microsoft Planner with the Rigour of Microsoft Project #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the ideas floating around is linking the rigour of Microsoft Project with the visualness and user-friendliness of Microsoft Planner. Until recently, Microsoft offered no integration between Project and Planner, despite owning both assets.

2017 31

Online healthcheck complex project risk

The Bumble Bee

In a 12-minute video Michael Cavanagh discusses the difference between complicated and complex projects and describes the additional project management techniques needed to succeed in the latter.

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on.

2017 34

Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands. The goal of the project is to gain an understanding of how.

2015 40

Winning! The DigiLit Leicester Project

SocialTech

Being selected alongside other projects of such high caliber is a real honour: Digital Storytelling 106 (DS106) (US). It''s a great win, not just for the project, but for the city.

2013 18

Funder NESTA tells community projects: cut the paperwork, blog your reports

Social Reporter

Alice Casey, who is managing the programme, explained: “Each of the areas has been set up with a WordPress blog to report on how things are going for their project. Promote communication with the projects, increase their profiles and reach as they develop rather than after they develop.

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Researching applied improv – a project for 2014

Viv Mcwaters

That’s why I’m starting a research project to uncover some of the questions about applied improv, collect some data through interviews, identify some themes and questions that emerge from that and then see where that leads me.

2014 21

Stop Runaway Software Development Projects - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

My latest article for The BrainYard has just been published: Stop Runaway Software Development Projects : " Software development projects have a long history of running over schedule and budget.

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Clarizen Moves Beyond Online Project Management

Portals and KM

Clarizen provides applications to support work tasks within the enterprise and I first wrote about them in 2008 (see Clarizen: Collaborative Online Project Management for Small-Midsize Businesses ).  In addition, some of the tools make project planning too complex.

Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful.

2015 32

Reflecting on my 2015 #365Photo Project

Full Circle Associates

As the month of January quickly slips into the rear view mirror, I realize it is now or never to reflect on my 2015 #365photo project. I did NOT have a practical and consistent workflow for my project.

2016 11

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

The Bumble Bee

When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project.

2012 25

No 10 wants to hear about your local digital project

Social Reporter

If your community-benefit project would itself benefit from some endorsement from the Prime Minister, there’s a couple of days before the next round of submissions for Big Society Awards. If, in addition, yours is a digitally-enabled project, you might have a good chance of being featured on the No 10 web site as one of 12 projects chosen each quarter, and getting an invite to a reception with David Cameron.

2011 30

Sharing Practices from Project Community 15

Full Circle Associates

flickr photo by cogdogblog [link] shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license I’m hip deep into this year’s Project Community course with the Hague University of Applied Sciences. Source: coolstuff | From the Project Community Faculty.

2015 11

Dave White: Visitors and Residents project feedback

Jenny Connected

As part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme , Dave White (University of Oxford) and Lynn Connaway (OCLC) will be presenting findings from their Visitors and Residents project. Please see link to register below (and do pass on to interested colleagues): JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme: Visitors and Residents project feedback.

Dave White: Visitors and Residents project feedback

Jenny Connected

As part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme , Dave White (University of Oxford) and Lynn Connaway (OCLC) will be presenting findings from their Visitors and Residents project. Please see link to register below (and do pass on to interested colleagues): JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme: Visitors and Residents project feedback.

Blog>> Manager’s Guidebook to Intranet Redesign Projects

Green Chameleon

Good friend and colleague Maish Nichani has just released a 64 page Manager’s Guidebook on Intranet Redesign Projects – and it’s for free under a Creative Commons license! Anybody who’s worked with Maish will know what to expect here: smart, simple and extremely practical advice, born out of a wealth of experience

2011 26

Jing Project: Visual conversation starts here. Mac or Windows.

Delicious/tag/cp2tech02

The project will eventually turn into something else. Weblog. Send Feedback. Video Tour. Capture, record, share. Communication is evolving. Capture Images. Snap a picture of anything on your desktop. Record Video. Record video of what you do, or what you see. Share Online. Instantly uploaded. Share in email, IM, or blogs. Download. For Mac OS X. Download. For Windows. What is this thing called Jing? Video tour.

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Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

Due to the storm and subsequent outages that hit CT last week, my annotated bibliography is not as complete as I originally intended but it's almost there. There are several additional resources I plan to add. The information below builds out a scholary foundation that will evolve into a Literature Review and then a "mock thesis" report as part of my Masters in Media Studies (first year). . References. Albrechtslund, A. 2008). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance.

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Wrike Provides Mobile Project Management

Portals and KM

IBM projects that the revenue from this mobile commerce should rise to $31 billion by 2016. To address this trend Wrike has launched brand new native apps for iPhone and Android to make quick and easy social project management available on the most popular smartphones. With the help of the new apps, iOS and Android users can access their tasks and projects on the go, monitor work progress, discuss issues in real time and accurately track working time.

Discovering hidden influencers that make or break project success

Net-Map Toolbox

Beyond the org. chart: Conflict and personal friendships influencing innovation. “It’s time to re-invent management. You can help!” ” That’s how the Management Innovation Challenge is introduced on their website, and I though: “Well, if you think so, I’ll help…” So together with my colleague Michael Lennon I contributed a Hack that describes how you can use Net-Map as an easy and approachable tool to discover hidden influencers.

2012 19

Engaging News Project: Newsroom Focused Ideas for Improving Online Discourse

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Resources

2015 10

Using Office 365 and Office Web Apps for a Project – Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Using the SharePoint Newsfeed – which allows @Mentions of people in the project – is a great way of bringing together the documents we are sharing and the status updates as we work through the project. One member of the team shared a Microsoft Project file. Since there is no Office Web App for Project, the Project file downloaded to my Mac.

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C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

The Bumble Bee

Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal. Important as this is, it is at most only half of the story of successful project management. Context : Why is this project important now?

Goals 10

Why The _ Would I Wake Up at 4am for a Hangout? Project Community – CogDogBlog

Full Circle Associates

Project Community Alan shared a great blog post about the final Project Community Hangout – it is wonderful so I’m being a lazy blogger and pointing you towards it. Why The _ Would I Wake Up at 4am for a Hangout?

Traction Team Page 5.1 Integrates Project Management Capabilities

Portals and KM

Now Traction is always been about supporting business, but it is now even more explicit with its current integration of project management capabilities. Release they are adding action tracking, calendaring, milestones, and projects using the term “observable work.”.

Tools for a Hack Oregon project

Learning Alliances

A Hack Oregon project is fun and you get to make a contribution. In a project like the Oregon Hunger Equation last spring, everyone is figuring out both how to have fun and collaborate during the length of the project at the same time. These are very complicated projects.

The Power Five: Better Decisions through Strategic Questions

Partnering Resources

This rule holds true regardless of whether you’re working on a small project or a large business ecosystem intervention. A great way to identify who will be affected by actions is to create a project ecosystem map or a business ecosystem map.

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concept map of scaffolding

Taming the spaces

Layers project scaffolding

2012 16

Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

The changes are part of an ongoing effort to make Yammer better for teams – those focused on projects and initiatives – as opposed to more loosely defined groups or communities of interest / practice. Collaboration Software Managing Projects Microsoft Office 365 Multi-Enterprise CollaborationThe Office Team announced another round of improvements to Yammer.

6 Quick Projects to Improve Your User Experience

Influence

” But a full-blown, multi-month redesign project isn’t always the best way for an organization looking to swiftly increase their impact online. Here are six, inexpensive effective projects that can help you drive decisions prior to your next round of website revisions. When we begin a conversation with an organization who has not worked with us previously, one of the first things out of their mouth is, “our website needs a redesign.”

6 Quick Projects to Improve Your User Experience

Influence

” But a full-blown, multi-month redesign project isn’t always the best way for an organization looking to swiftly increase their impact online. Here are six, inexpensive effective projects that can help you drive decisions prior to your next round of website revisions. When we begin a conversation with an organization who has not worked with us previously, one of the first things out of their mouth is, “our website needs a redesign.”

Seeing the whole elephant…

Chris Collison

Start with the day-to-day matter of performance management and project management, where people and teams agree to goals and targets in order to deliver value which generally takes the form of profits for shareholders – or value for stakeholders.

2015 32

Do project tweets matter?

Taming the spaces

project (oct 2012-mid sept 2013) i have analyzed what way the project disseminated itself in twitter. It must be noted we never had a strategy, but it has been a self-regulated approach among project members who are actively using twitter. After first year of LearningLayers.eu The main findings: We do not have really a commonly […]. learninglayers

Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Project teams.

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams. That got me thinking about the difference between a project team and a community as far as their digital habitat is concerned. Project teams.

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

Slipstreaming is about working in partnership with other initiatives or “transformation projects” (don’t you just love that phrase?), Project Management Social media Storytelling UN UNKMers UNSSC

Project SocialSite

Collaborative Thinking

If you are (1) interested in "socially-enabling" existing web site properties or (2) tracking OpenSocial or (3) looking for a reasonable architecture to emulate as a template for internal efforts or (4) interested in what capabilities exist in the open source world for social networking - then you should be monitoring Project SocialSite. Project SocialSite milestone 3 - The Project SocialSite Blog. Project SocialSite milestone 3 - The Project SocialSite Blog.