IBM Connections is perfectly suited for supporting project management – especially after the introduction of external users and communities. By using the social tools, the communication between all project members will be improved – inside and beyond the enterprise. Along the way a complete project documentation is maintained automatically.
However: in larger projects the flexibility and self-service approach of IBM Connections might lead to an overwhelming amount of information, making it hard to focus on the overall project situation.
We will talk about and show our best practices for social project management. Our approach is based on the core functionality of IBM Connections (cloud or on premises), extended by an XPages application using the IBM Social Business Toolkit and some open source projects to visualize, filter and sort the project data.
Be social – and keep track of schedules, open/closed/overdue tasks and effort at the same time!