Chapter 6

Managing Projects and Tasks

In This Chapter

arrow Sharing progress reports as simple social posts

arrow Using more sophisticated social task management

arrow Comparing approaches to social task management

Central to the promise of social collaboration is changing how we work for the better. Otherwise, social collaboration is just social networking within the organization — truly “Facebook within my business” but nothing more. Thus, one of the most active frontiers in social collaboration is finding better ways to organize tasks and projects through the network.

In this chapter, I discuss several approaches to organizing work in a collaboration network, from relatively loose, social mechanisms to more structured ones that nevertheless take advantage of the social network.

To make this a little more concrete, I examine two specific products:

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