Social Media for Project Managers


social-mediaBook Title: Social Media for Project Managers
Authors: Elizabeth Harrin
Publisher:  Project Management Institute
List Price: $39.95
Format: soft cover, 153 pages
Publication Date: October 2010
ISBN: 978-1-935589-11-2

Reviewer: Philip Wells
Review Date: March 25, 2012


It is not a case of why?

Social media tools are here for the long haul according to this writer, and there seems to be no end in sight to the proliferation of tools out there. The successful completion of your project depends on the Web 2.0 tools as a Project Manager. Effective communication is two -ways and social media is two-ways” and in there lies the wisdom of social media – Interactive and Collaborative.

Social media with its various tools have become the norm and are here to stay. It is only a matter of time before it engulfs the PM community. . “Social media technologies make it easier for stakeholders to control the type of communication they receive.” 

The writer highlights the importance of Social Media tools to the project manager, and   shares her positive experiences with various Web 2.0 tools, some of which have been around for at least 10 years. Very insightful and practical solutions delivered by social media tools for today’s PM are documented by world renowned Project Managers in this book.  This book is Educational, Practical and Relevant – a must read for a project manager.

Relevant in today’s environment the information is shared by the writer 


The author offering “Social Media for Project Managers” gives personal insight and experiences with Web 2.0 technologies. Readers are taken from the personal blogs and Tweeter to the corporate board rooms of collaboration and virtual team meetings.

Project managers who are familiar with social media tools will find this book helpful and a source of support for their cause for further integration of Social Media tools into their projects.  Short of be called a manual or guide on the subject matter, the book makes for educational and interesting reading with practical solutions. 


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