This video features Josh Nankivel, pmStudent.com talking about the latest trends in project management (and pitfalls), focusing on collaboration tools and social networking.
Below is a transcript. We are located in National Harbour, Maryland, which is just below Washington, D.C.
Josh Nankivel: Hello everyone! This is Josh from www.pmstudent.com. SPOTO, the acclaimed author Social Media for Project Managers, is with me.
SPOTO: We are very grateful.
Josh Nankivel: I’m going ask her some questions about this. You are also a blogger at PM for Girls.
SPOTO: Yes, I am.
Josh Nankivel: You should check that out. You don’t have to go to her website if you haven’t.
Okay, let me ask a few questions about the book. I believe you have some insight into some of the upcoming social media trends.
Josh Nankivel: Let’s talk a bit about that. What are some of the latest things?
SPOTO: I think there is a lot happening in social media right now, but some of the newer things I’ve seen are geo-location service systems so that you can check in to certain places, such as Foursquare.
And I believe we’ll see an evolutionary in that that could prove useful for project teams, but it may also be something that hinders people. In the UK, there have been a lot of burglaries as a result people who have advertised their absence. That technology is still very young and we need to find a way to use it constructively to achieve the best practices.
Josh Nankivel: How about general security, but not physical security? You could say that “Hey! I’m going to someplace this weekend,” and then someone knows you’re gone and you get robbed. That’s just one side. How about protecting your online identity so that no one can access information you don’t want?
SPOTO: Yes. SPOTO: Yes. There have been some high-profile cases and people who have been fired because of what they posted on Facebook or online. It’s all about common sense, such as having two profiles.
In my case, Facebook is a social network that I use for my friends. I don’t have any colleagues at work on Facebook and I don’t use it in any professional capacity. My LinkedIn profile is complete and I also have my blog. There are other ways I can reach people professionally.
Josh Nankivel: Yes. It’s something bloggers might forget about, I think.
Josh Nankivel: We’ve been doing it for a while so when I blog, for example, I’m sometimes talking about, something from my past, right? And sometimes I’m writing a review of a company or person in a negative way. You must be aware of what you are writing and ensure that names are changed to protect the innocent.
SPOTO: You can say that anonymously or in a general way without saying: “I worked for that person at that company and they caused problems in that project.”
Josh Nankivel: Right, absolutely. Alright! Thank you so much.
SPOTO: We are very grateful.
Josh Nankivel: We’ll also put a link to it, so make sure you get a copy and go through it. We are grateful.
SPOTO: We are grateful.