Project managers, if you haven’t already, please take this time to log into BaseCamp or whatever scheduling software you use, and block off Fridays from 12-1 pm EST. We cannot recommend highly enough that you join the #pmchat community for weekly discussions on project management.
What exactly is #pmchat? It’s a Twitter chat at the same time every week for project managers to connect online and talk trends and best practices. If for no other reason, it is worth dropping in when you can to earn some PDUs.
We (different members of the Bridge team) have participated in and watched #pmchat grow from a Twitter chat to a LinkedIn group, to include a pregame blog talk radio show, to a community of PM professionals around the world united by a hashtag used daily when sharing great PM info, and during the reliable chats every Friday. Gotta love social media!
Why are we writing about #pmchat now? Rob Prinzo and Robert Kelly launched #pmchat a year ago – so this week they are celebrating #pmchat’s first anniversary (and, according to their tweets, are announcing something big!). We wanted to take this time to congratulate these two innovative PMs for using digital technology to connect people in their industry. If Bridge held awards, we would most definitely be recognizing these social pioneers!
As IT recruiters, we take away something valuable each week when we participate or listen in to #pmchat – new trends to share with our community of PMs, a new connection, or some increased brand awareness. Project management is our fastest growing practice area at Bridge, and we want to stay up to date on PM news so that we can offer the IT professionals we work with the best career advice possible.
We hope all of you reading this post will try out the next #pmchat. If you have questions on how to participate, comment below or tweet us @Bridge_Talent, and we can guide you through the process. See you in the Twitterverse!
-The BRIDGE Team