What does it mean to be a project management Luddite? It means that you don’t specifically need a great deal of technology to manage projects well.
While process frequently fails to allow for flexibility, technology often doesn’t even consider the possibility. Once we begin to automate a process, the presumption—and it’s a dangerous one—is that all cases are treated equally.
Many, many years ago now, we were promised the paperless office. So what happened to the vision? What happened to the dream? What happened to all that lovely hippie stuff about a paperless society full of tree huggers? In a word: reality.
Project managers have a problem in how we visualize–and visually present–information about our projects. Over time, there has been very little innovation in how we depict and portray information about our projects.
New. Shiny. Attractive. New. We just can’t resist the lure of the latest and greatest gadgets. But do you really need it? How does one get to leading edge without falling over the abyss into bleeding edge? For the technically savvy and financially unrestrained, the answers are surprisingly well understood…just seldom practiced.
Is project management ready for social media? Is social media ready for project management? While the prevalence of social media is exponentially increasing, its use in a project sphere is still surprisingly constrained. Meanwhile, most musings on the whole these tend to view social media through a rather generic lens–and project management as a relatively fixed practice.