Project management techniques can be applied to any kind of project from product development, marketing campaigns or even a wedding!
Project management is becoming a mainstream topic and a common concern among a growing number of people and organizations.
Managing your project well translates into money-saving, efficiency and productivity benefits.
No wonder we are seeing more and more conversations around this topic in social media as well as fast adoption of online project management software.
We have researched where these conversations take place on the social web and who are the top project management social media influencers.
Where are Project Management conversations on the social web
It is no surprise to see that most of project management related conversations on the social web take place on Twitter, over 80%.
(Percentage of mentions about project management in social networks during January 2012. Data from Brandwatch)
Top Project Management Twitter Influencers
But who are the top influencers and top Tweeters about Project Management ?
We have looked into a long list of influential experts, authors, teachers, coaches, consultants, IT professionals, organizations and bloggers contributing to this growing trend. With tools such as Brandwatch, PeerIndex and Klout we have ranked the ten most important people in terms of influence, number of mentions and activity.
#1 Lindsay Scott @projectmgmt
Enthusiastic programme and project office bod. Director of Project Management Recruitment business – Arras People. http://www.arraspeople.co.uk
#2 Project Management Institute @PMInstitute
PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. http://www.pmi.org
#3 Cornelius Fichtner@corneliusficht
Project manager, PMP trainer, host of The PM Podcast, public speaker and gummi bear addict. http://www.pm-podcast.com
#4 Josh Nankivel @pmstudent
Offering Project Management Career and PMP Study Advice That Works. http://pmStudent.com
#5 PM Hut @pmhut
Project Management Articles. http://www.pmhut.com
#6 Elizabeth Harrin @pm4girls
Computer Weekly IT Professional Blogger of the Year 2011, author of Social Media for Project Managers, business writer, Director of @otobosgroup http://www.GirlsGuideToPM.com
#7 Bas De Baar @projectshrink
Fascinated by globalization, our digital world, identity and collaboration. http://www.BasDeBaar.com
#8 Peter Taylor @thelazypm
In the UK , lazy but oh so productive: Speaker/Author/Project Manager http://www.thelazyprojectmanager.com
#9 Bill Mabry @BillMabry
Expert in Project and Program Management. Founder of High-End PM. http://highendpm.com
#10 Thomas Kennedy, PMP @ThePMCoach
PMP certified project manager connecting with others that are passionate about project management. http://bit.ly/9afi9L
These individuals and organizations can be a good resource for your daily work if you want to stay updated on project management tips and work processes.
We are building a complete list of leading professionals and organizations sharing great stuff about Project Management. Please let us know your suggestions by leaving a comment.
And you can take a look at this online project management software infographic. It highlights some of the most important solutions in this space and uses publicly available information to explain how they vary in terms of company size, popularity, social media presence, ease of integration, trust factors and mobile applications availability.
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