Learning about trends and resources, as well as receiving real-world advice and encouragement, are all advantages of networking with project management peers can all help people to come up with new ideas. Some ideas that are actionable for improvement of professional networking are as follows:
- In LinkedIn forums, connect with other project managers:
Choose from several good forums and begin offering advice, sharing your perspective, and posing questions to the peers in project management. Find out which project managers work for large companies, are start-up developers, or provide project management training and consulting. To get input on an idea or a particular tool and technique, connect with them on LinkedIn and send them an email. Networking entails more than exchanging ideas on a message board; it also entails engaging with and establishing relationships with other professionals.
- Take a look at the hashtags #PMOT and #PMChat on Twitter:
If organised forums aren’t enough, consider engaging with other project leaders on Twitter, the Internet’s most unfocused and free forum. Use the hashtag #PMOT (Project Managers on Twitter) to find a number of project managers, or join #PMChat to socialise with them.
- Participate in a meeting:
Making connections online is beneficial, but relationships are formed even better when people meet in person. Arrange for the online colleagues to attend a conference together; this opens up new possibilities for collaboration.
- Create a practise group on the internet:
Professional development and career growth can be aided by small mentoring groups that meet once a month to discuss project management topics. The Corporate Outreach team also offers more information about how each organisation employs project management techniques.
- Inquire with a popular blogger on how to assist him/her:
Even with all the connections made in the previous events and the rise in blogging, be sure to find some developer managers who are blogging about similar topics. Assist the guest in writing an essay, developing a presentation, or collaborating on project management best practises communication.