Project Management

On the Social PPM Fence?

Neil Stolovitsky is a Senior Solution Specialist at Genius Inside.

Many organizations are on the fence about integrating social media tools into their project portfolio management infrastructures. They know about potential benefits in collaboration, but also worry about the dangers of undisciplined, unstructured information sharing. Here are six questions to gauge your organization’s social PPM readiness.

Maybe the biggest challenge project-centric environments face today is how to develop and integrate a social media strategy that is in line with their current processes. Depending on an organization's maturity level in establishing a collaboration platform, governance framework and knowledge management strategy, social media tools can pose various levels of benefit and danger. Understanding the intent of the various tools will determine what strategy to take, or if a social media strategy even makes sense altogether in your organization. As a result, social media needs to be carefully defined and assessed to reap its true benefits of enhanced collaboration in a project-centric environment. 

The true nature of effective project-centric environments is highly collaborative. Their success can be attributed to establishing a collaboration strategy that centralizes project information, optimizes communication and delivers better visibility. In this respect, social media tools need to be aligned with the overall collaboration …

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