October 25, 2014

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Practical use for Social Media in Project Management – Part II: Facebook, Yammer

By Linky van der Merwe

For most Project Management professionals social media is already part of their lives whether they use it intentionally or not.  Let’s take a closer look at social media platforms already widely adopted in project management.

Part I of this article, can be found here: Practical use for Social Media in Project Management.

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These days many project managers or project management companies have Facebook pages. On Facebook you can learn from experts about project management. You can create professional contacts to get questions answered or to jump to a suggested site.

When you perform a search for Pages on “Project Management”, you will find more than a 1000 Pages. A search for project managers, also give results for more than 1000 people, which can be refined to your own country or city to find people you may know.

Visit some Pages, find out what is being shared, Like Pages, join Groups and become part of the communities where you can contribute or where valuable information is shared.

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Yammer

Yammer is like Facebook’s equivalent, but in the corporate world, focused on the company. With Yammer, you can share announcements, create a team calendar of milestones, create pages for different interests, and upload documents.

Also consider posting your team norms, latest screenshots of the app for team members to comment on, and sharing video updates or team photos.

Yammer allows for more in-depth updates and comments can also be grouped into a “thread” beneath each post, allowing for a more conversational tone – See more at: http://www.geneca.com/social-media-meets-project-management/

Let us know in the Comments if you’re using Facebook or Yammer for your projects and how that is working for you.

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Comments

  1. I have a Group on Facebook tagged “Project Management Nigeria” where we discuss issues and updates relating to Project Management principles and practises in Nigeria

  2. Hi Jerry, thanks for sharing this. Does the group provide a good platform for collaboration?

  3. Hi Linky, thanks for the reply. Yes, and communication too.