David Coleman is the founder and managing director of Collaborative Strategies in San Francisco. He is the co-author of a new book called "Collaboration 2.0" Technology and Best Practices for Successful Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World. He recently wrote a report for Cutter IT Executive on Social Project Management, which is the integration of collaboration and project management. He will look at some of the assumptions made with the first computer based PM tools and talk about how those assumptions many not work today.
Project tools were initially built for large linear projects and for the people managing those projects. However today, most people that manage projects are not professional project managers and many people have begun to realize that projects are often anything but linear. In addition most project management tools do not support the interactions of people on the project with either project objects (schedules, Gantt charts, presentations, diagrams, documents, etc.) or other people on the project. However, with the advent of the Internet and now Web 2.0 the focus has turned from content to interpersonal interactions through online communities and social networks. The goal of this talk is to look at how these new Web 2.0 (social) technologies are helping project management evolve, and be more effective.
Official Website: http://www.chalkinstitute.org/pmpmsig.html
Added by davidcoleman on July 10, 2008