Publishing a Project Weblog
Configuring Movable Type
Publishing a project weblog. A couple of years ago I predicted that Weblogs would emerge within the enterprise as a great way to manage project communication. I'm even more bullish on the concept today. If you're managing an IT project, you are by definition a communication hub. Running a project Weblog is a great way to collect, organize, and publish the documents and discussions that are the lifeblood of the project and to shape these raw materials into a coherent narrative. [Full story at InfoWorld.com] ... [Jon's Radio]
Ben Ko: "As a project manager, I wish I had an authoring interface that has the same ease of use as weblog writing interfaces, but allows for more logical structuring of information, rather than putting everything on a calendar roll."
Like Ben Ko, I'm eager for more powerful writing tools that will make it even easier to gather documents and messages and shape them into a project narrative. By pushing current tools to their limits and beyond, we'll discover what those next-generation tools need to be.
Project management is a great use case for weblogs in the enterprise. Beyond extending the narrative, the question is how you make team members, beyond the project manager, part of the process and practice -- as participants.