Project Management 2.0: Collaborative Communications

by Wedge Greene & Barbara Lancaster

According to the Standish Group, only half of all projects meet even partial success with only one third meeting a majority of goals. Clearly we must do better; we need to do more to solve the continuing project killer: poor communications. However, project management tools and methods are essentially what they were decades ago. The Web 2.0 revolution is all about empowering communication. Can Web 2.0 and the new collaboration technologies be applied to project management? We find that collaborative workspaces can enhance PM tools, combining communication, document sharing, and project scheduling in one coherent whole. Everyone understands their part to play. Additionally, the advent of viral communications and reputation networks can enhance cohesion and provide a fresh look at accountability. Yet, without a good business strategy you still will manage projects for the wrong goals. We suggest the following action list for realizing PM 2.0

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Author: Wedge Greene
Published: 05/02/2008


Wedge Greene is a consultant for LTC International.

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