The PM-Now Network - Share the Knowledge
The Project Management Portal with Real Project Professionals, Actual Projects, Shared Knowledge - Podcasts, How-to Videos & much more.
Are you incredibly passionate about Project Management and forever grateful to those people that imparted their Mojo to you along the way with their real world project experience? So many doers out there on projects, just getting it done.
So stop and think for a moment, what would have happened if you weren't lucky enough to work beside them on actual projects? Or even better, how much more would you know now if you had access to 100's of people that were created from this magical DNA? How might you have tapped into that invaluable knowledge?
If you have a truckload of Mojo then why not get involved with this Industry-based on-line resource and join the discussion with other Project Professionals. Your secrets may be just the solution needed by someone who is currently tearing out their hair as they tackle unexpected issues and challenges.
Offering your problem-solving insight and providing viable outcomes is a great way for you and your Company to build trust and credibility with other Industry Leaders. On the flip side, you will find real people who deliver great results and demonstrate capabilities that you may need to source in the future?
So now then why are you reading about our project on Kickstarter and why would you put your trust in us to deliver this project?
- PM-Now is a credible concept that offers a meaningful difference
- 4Cite are passionate about this subject and very focus driven
- This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be part of building a culture for the future
- So let's work together and make it happen.
The PM-Now Network
The PM-Now Network has evolved from concept to a LinkedIn Group with 1000+ members for Australian Project Management Professionals in the Construction Industry.
To date the 4Cite Team has contributed much time into the start-up efforts and has also happily paid for all the cost for the production of a pilot Podcast Show and some networking events. From this we have already learnt much that can be easily applied to a greater global network of professionals covering multiple industries and a dedicated PM-Now Portal.
So how then can we encourage the right culture and build a knowledge base that can provide real benefit to project professionals? It's simple, right?
- Create a great portal that has the right people using it
- Provide some easy ways to share the knowledge
- Global collaboration available 24/7
So what is the PM-Now Portal going to look like? Well, it will look much like many other Project Management websites but without pop-ups or advertising distractions. Crazy right ! We don't think so.
We strongly believe it's not about the interface and we know that is all about the content and what motivates those contributing. Much like Project Management is not all about Tools we use.
In saying this, we have planned for an easy-to-navigate interface which breaks down the content into areas that align with all aspects of Project Management. Where it is easy to access and reference information simply with a couple of clicks. This will be the basis for the early development.
We are looking forward to getting heaps of feedback from PM-Now supporters so at the end of the day the portal will be developed with your input. So get involved with the process and let's create something that works.
The snapshot below is a page from our old 4Cite website we created some series and the guests did the rest. The first 10 episodes for the PM-Now Podcast Show can still be accessed so please visit this great content and Enjoy!
Hopefully by now we have shared enough of our concept and you can fully understand who should get involved with this project. If this isn't for you, well all we can say is have a great day and keep smiling :-) Please share this great concept with anyone you think will be interested.
What's in it for YOU?
The Rewards on Kickstarter can be best described under 3 categories
- 12 Month Memberships (Various Levels)
- Content Creation via Videos
- Content Creation via Pod-casts
Memberships are broken down into 2 different types:
- Professional and Corporate
As you will see under these rewards various levels have been added that will:
- Increase the numbers of professional members you can add as a PM Professional on the PM-Now Network Portal and/or
- Increase the functionality and visibility to all such as being able to add a Company Profile, Project Profile etc.
- The highest rewards under memberships even include some discounts that can be used when purchasing some content creation offers once the PM-Now Network Portal has been launched.
Make use of this membership opportunity to inspire your Project Team as they seek out solutions and mitigate risks? Empower them with the benefits of exposure to years of experience so they grow into their roles with confidence and capabilities.
Video Content Rewards
We will produce a Video based on what you want answered or covered under the following 3 Video Types (English Only):
- How-to Video 3-5 mins
- Topic Video 5-8 mins
- Training Video 10-15 mins
How to Video: Some examples:
You will see that we have limited the Tool-sets to be covered under a How-to Video to deal with only questions about: Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, MS Project and Primavera as these are some of the most popular currently being used on projects
Podcast Content Rewards
Share your knowledge with a professionally recorded 10-15 minute Podcast Interview that will be accessible by the members on PM-Now.
The Team will assist with some suggestions for a topic and a guideline for producing great Podcast content. Also included is your own Content Page so as you can populate the content that is covered in your Podcast. This will include about 5 questions that will be asked during the Interview.
After walking you through the process we will then have a Professional Host record your Interview with you and a sound expert which will make the necessary editing to produce the final show.
The interview will then be promoted to the PM-Now members and the podcast will remain available for a 3 year period after release.
Content Pages may look something like this
The PM-Now Podcast Show
4Cite welcomed Jamie Dunn to the PM-Now team knowing that with his great sense of humour and his genuine approach to the interviews that the podcasts would not only be informative but also very entertaining.
The shows are designed to feature interviews with Project Professionals that can provide some great insights and inspiration on what it takes to deliver projects at today's fast pace and highly stressful environment.
Some of the PM-Now Podcast Shows
Please click on the icons to play podcasts
Happy Snaps of Past Guests
HAVE A GREAT DAY and KEEP SMILING :-)
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Risks and challenges
GETTING THE BALANCE
The number of people that join to those that assist with the content creation could be an issue if we don't have right balance. We do need a good number of people or companies to get involved with the Podcasts.
BUILDING THE CONTENT
As much of the content for podcasts is reliant on others and working around their busy schedules we have in the past found this to be a challenge. Most of the time just understanding the process and building up the confidence is 80% of the work done. And as you can see by the photo's above it is an enjoyable experience.
Although we have posted some How-to videos above we have just started to begin mastering the software. We fully intend to improve our recording environment once there is a need for these productions to be at the highest quality.
THE RIGHT CULTURE
There is a risk that the point of difference may be seen as diminishing the profession instead of making it open and empowering.This will be overcome by ensuring the best and most professional quality content while also making the experience enjoyable and engaging.
Starting with a large number of Project Professionals all who share the same dream is key. By launching this concept through Kickstarter we believe that the greatest challenge has already been achieved.
The next is for all of us to maintain the PM-Now Culture into the futureLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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