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Lessons from 2008: Web 2.0 Style

Lessons from 2008: Web 2.0 Style

by Mike Licht,
Although I’m still relatively new to Twitter, I believe I’m now officially addicted. It’s a great way for people to connect with each other (if you use it correctly). I asked my “followers” (I call these my “tweeps”) to share their top tips with me. I asked my Twitter followers to “tweet me” their top project management lesson from 2008. These are some of the responses. I won’t comment on them here, but I would love for us to have a conversation in the comments section about what they said and our own lessons from 2008.
SPOTO: Calling all project managers! What was the most important lesson you learned in 2008?
Lessons Learned
kelvinzhao : 1. Corporate culture should be examined carefully 2. Find the right key man to make your plan work.
simon_g : I must learn to say no to clients if the risk item is too high
Be aware: Your project will not go as far as its weakest link.
Rainaterror: If you can successfully complete X# projects on time, within budget, improving UX, and communicating clearly, you are capable of doing anything.
corneliusficht: Not to run with scissors
EddeBu: Leaning on suppliers in such a manner that they deliver on-time but don’t get annoyed.
ppolsinelli: There is no significant difference between project management, personal productivity, and project management

stacijshelton – Get a good grasp of the baseline data that will help you to achieve your business goals. Some clients don’t know what they are doing.
JasonBailey – I learned that PMI was useless and that the PMBOK was as obsolete as a Model-T.
lech: Do not plan with the sponsor only. Include others. Think in products, not actions. Celebrate, celebrate…
NathanaelB: Make sure you write the contract as if the other party is going to screw you over

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