Getting Valuable Things Done – Socially
Alex Homsi 270007BN2P firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  social-business-tools software trilog social_collaboration project_management socbiz trilog_group social_business projexec
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Alex Homsi, Founder and CEO, Trilog Group Inc.
People make a plan work, a plan alone seldom makes people work. – Confucius
With little room for error and fewer resources to rely on, businesses today are looking for structured and planned initiatives to streamline their delivery process, cut costs and sidestep risks, enabling them to ride out economic turmoil. Enter project management. A deliberate and strategic approach to project management can drive organizational success and business value. One backed by the promise of social business can become more powerful still. We call this “social project management.”
Collective intelligence, made possible by social networking, is one of the core principles behind this new project management trend—one that is context-specific and deployed on top of the social business platform. Social project management delivers on time, within budget, with effortless connection and collaboration.
Social project management tools like ProjExec add value to a social business platform by providing structure for users to engage one another to get things done. When people use such a platform to connect and collaborate, the platform itself, as well as its use, aligns with business priorities.
Every project requires some level of coordination and some level of management. Project management is generally formal and understood to be someone’s job—usually a project manager. In contrast, project coordination is usually informal and performed daily by most team members as they progress and complete tasks. Typically, project coordination deals with the unplannable and unexpected. Most software packages don’t provide the necessary tools to address the spectrum of project management and project coordination needs.
Social project management software addresses this by bringing the power of true enterprise project management into the social collaboration context. Every team member gets visibility into how their tasks are related to the full project plan. The platform breaks down silos so that the entire team is able to interact, notify, collaborate, and coordinate efforts to get the project done. Task management of the team should be coordinated through the project plan and the project manager will be able to ensure that the work of the team is aligned toward the completion of the project. Don’t forget that all of the projects should roll up to a broader strategic plan, so senior management can ensure that all of the projects are aligned to core business objectives.
Happy project managing!