Gartner Research

Use Social Tools to Manage Projects Without Project Management

Published: 08 December 2016

ID: G00308321

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann, Achint Aggarwal

Summary

Enterprise social collaboration products can provide flexible ways to keep projects on track when the formal rigor of a project management tool is unnecessary. Application leaders can exploit these practices and capabilities to improve efficiency and drive employee engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Employees are increasingly using social collaboration tools rather than formal project management products to keep their projects on track, requiring application leaders to accommodate and manage these situations
  • Increasing adoption of collaborative work management techniques offers an opportunity for application leaders to redesign how they facilitate working efficiently in their organization

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