Web Tools For Project Management


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Web Tools For Project Management

  1. 1. Free Web 2.0 Tools to Help Project Managers Douglas Tokuno, PMP® douglastokuno@gmail.com
  2. 2. Project Managers, in addition to their soft skills and hard skills need good support tools to their daily work
  3. 3. But I’m not talking about this kind of project management tools
  4. 4. Even though you already have a PM suite, one of the mostdifficult challenges is choosing which support tools are thebest for getting all the job doneHere are some of the many online services you can use toimprove your business operations and team productivity.
  5. 5. BlogsTo improve communication, Project Managers can create ablog for each project or even a general blog for PMO.  WordPress – http://www.wordpress.com  Blogger – http://www.blogger.com
  6. 6. MessagingMessaging tools are another way to make an efficientcommunication with clients, suppliers or partners. It becomescritical when you work with virtual teams.  Google Talk – http://www.google.com/talk  Windows Messenger – http://messenger.live.com  Skype – http://www.skype.com  Twitter – http://www.twitter.com
  7. 7. Wiki is very useful to product and project documentation.The great benefit is the possibility of collaboration betweenteam members. Some solutions have many options offeatures and security.  Pbwiki – http://pbwiki.com  Wikispaces – http://www.wikispaces.com  Wikidot – http://www.wikidot.com  Wetpaint – http://www.wetpaint.comWiki
  8. 8. Social NetworkSocial networks are becoming more than a simple tool formaking friends. PM can create a network for projects andinvolve all the stakeholders.  Ning – http://www.ning.com  Wackall – http://wackwall.com
  9. 9. Mind MapsMind maps have been used by many PM to brainstorming,collaborative planning and even documentation.  Mindmeister – http://www.mindmeister.com  Mindomo – http://www.mindomo.com  Mind42 – http://mind42.com
  10. 10. Personal OrganizationTo organize your daily tasks, one good tip is applying thepractices of GTD (wikipedia:Getting Things Done). There aremany tools to help PM prioritize, control and manage theexecution of his tasks or project’s tasks.  Todoist – http://todoist.com  Remember the Milk – http://www.rememberthemilk.com  Ta-da Lists – http://www.tadalist.com
  11. 11. Google AppsGoogle provides many applications in a collaborative way toimprove your productivity. I also recommend take a look at itsLabs.  Google Docs – http://docs.google.com  Google Calendar – http://calendar.google.com  Google Groups – http://groups.google.com  Google Labs – http://labs.google.com
  12. 12. I don’t represent, sale or have any kind of commercialinterest in presenting these toolsIn most cases they are totally free or free withlimitationsIt’s just few options that you can use to improve yourproductivity
  13. 13. Some issues to consider#1 – Don’t forget about security and confidentiality of your projectswhen using any web based tool#2 – Research and make a trial before applying to your projects.Start with a small project#3 – Read and evaluate the terms and conditions before adopt anysolution
  14. 14. Conclusions  This list is very short and limited. There are many other options and categories.  Even though some services are paid, you can have a good TCO. Evaluate according to your projects.  Almost every day, a new web 2.0 service is created. Research and find the best tool that fits to your need.
  15. 15. ®Douglas Tokuno, PMP: douglastokuno@gmail.comLinkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/douglastokuno/Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/douglastokuno/Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/douglastokuno/