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By Mike Manley
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About this project

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.

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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!

The Old Interface for Pod-cast Show Content
The Old Interface for Pod-cast Show Content

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

Membership Rewards

 

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.
Become a Founding Member on the PM-Now Network
Become a Founding Member on the PM-Now Network

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

Promoting Your Podcast Interview
Promoting Your Podcast Interview

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

Interview 01 - Leonie Kelly - Street Cred For Consulting PM's - The Tale Of Two Prostitutes. 

Interview 02 - Aurelia NoranEmbedding Sustainability Into Project Management.

Interview 01Gary Brown - BDM Commando - The Business Development Manager

Interview 02 - Dion Khan - Writing a Compelling Bid that Sells

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Happy Snaps of Past Guests

Gary Brown - " BDM Commando"
Gary Brown - " BDM Commando"
Aurelia Noran - "Embedding Sustainability"
Aurelia Noran - "Embedding Sustainability"
Dion Khan - "Writing A Compelling Bid, that Sells"
Dion Khan - "Writing A Compelling Bid, that Sells"
Dani Buffier-Jell - "The Independent Umpire"
Dani Buffier-Jell - "The Independent Umpire"
Doug Wheeler - "Getting your #Tag"
Doug Wheeler - "Getting your #Tag"
Monique Chelin -  "The S Factor"
Monique Chelin - "The S Factor"

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 future

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    PM SUPPORTER:

    Help us make this a reality by donating $5 or more to the PM-Now Portal Project.

    You will not only receive our gratitude but will be credited as a PM-Now Supporter that believes as we do in the value of project management and the power of shared knowledge.

    Send us a link to a relevant page and we will make sure it appears along side your name on our Kickstarter Hero Page.

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    PM NEWS+:

    Not sure if you want to be a PM-Now Professional yet? Then get started with our Starter Reward.

    This pack includes the PM Supporter rewards plus you will receive a 12 month subscription to the PM-Now Newsletter which will provide access to some special monthly member only content.

    We know it won't be long before you are a full fledge PM-Now Professional anyway but get involved at your own speed and still benefit with some great content along the way.

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    PM MEMBER:

    Join a community of like-minded Project Professionals that know how to deliver successful projects and Share the Knowledge.

    Real Project People with meaningful contributions. So why not get involved and join others in your Industry and Profession that are so very passionate about Project Management

    This 12 month subscription includes the PM News+ rewards plus member only access to all of the quality content available to the PM-Now Network.

    Podcasts and How-to Videos are just some of the benefits planned but who knows what else can be achieved if our Kickstarter Campaign is highly successful.

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    HOW-to VIDEO - 3-5 mins

    Tell us what you would like explained and presented in a 3 to 5 minute help video.

    At present we are limiting the questions to help with Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, MS Project and Primavera.

    Please leave a comment of any other Tool-sets which would be of benefit and we will cover those bases after the PM-Now Portal has been launched.

    By pledging to this reward you will not only be getting the help you need to answer your question but also the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to the wealth of knowledge for the PM-Now Network.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can get involved and Share the Knowledge.

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    PM PROFESSIONAL:

    So now you are starting to think that this may also be a really great opportunity for networking and sharing your professional profile and contact details with other Project Professionals on PM-Now.

    This 12 month subscription includes all of the PM Member rewards plus you will get the added benefits of your own profile page and messaging services on the PM-Now Network

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    PM CONSULTANT:

    Want to join up as more then just a single member? Well this may be the reward for you.

    This 12 month subscription includes all of the PM Professional rewards (x2) and extend your exposure with the Company Profile Page on the PM-Now Network

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    TOPIC VIDEO - 5-8 mins

    Tell us what topic you would like outlined and presented in a 5 to 8 minute subject explanation type of video.

    Some suggestions are topics to do with Project Controls, Commercials or perhaps Risk Management.

    By pledging to this reward you will not only be getting the help you need from a Subject Matter Expert with your topic but also the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to the wealth of knowledge for the PM-Now Network.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join as PM Professional also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    PM CONSULTANT PLUS:

    Sign up for the Plus Reward for your Company and receive even more goodies.

    This 12 month subscription includes all of the PM Professional rewards (x5) and the extended exposure with your own Company Profile.

    We could have stopped there but we really want you to know we appreciate your companies commitment to PM-Now so what else?

    We will add a Project Portfolio section and your Company Profile Page will be open to all (public and members)

    On top of these rewards we want to offer you the opportunity to really cash in on being an early supporter with a 15% discount on any additional PM-Now Services purchased during the first year subscription

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    VIDEO PACKAGE: Pick one of the following options:

    1. Training Video - 15-20 mins (x1)
    2. Topic Video (x2) and How-to Video (x4)
    3. How-to Video (x8)

    Please checkout what we offered on the rewards for the various video types so you know what you will be getting for this reward.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join as PM Professional also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    PODCAST #1 PRIVATE:

    Want to be part of providing some great content to the PM-Now Network? Share your knowledge with a professionally recorded 10-15 min Podcast Interview that will be accessed by the members on PM-Now.

    The team will assist you with some suggestions for your subject 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 you want 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 guy which will make the necessary editing to produce the final show.

    Your Interview will then be promoted to the PM-Now members and the podcast will remain available for a 3 year period

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join as PM Professional also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    It's excellent to think that you are considering a Corporate Reward for your Organisation.

    This 12 month subscription includes all of the PM Professional rewards (x10) and the extended exposure with a Corporate Profile.

    Your Corporate Profile Page will be open to all (public and members)

    On top of these rewards we want to offer your company as an early corporate sponser the benefit of a 15% discount on any additional PM-Now Services purchased during your first year subscription

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    VIDEO PACKAGE PLUS:

    Pick one of the following options:

    1. Training Video - 15-20 Mins (x1)
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    3. How-to Video (x6)

    By Pledging for this Plus Reward we will include your Company Branding on the content examples and you will receive a Own Copy for using Internally or on your Company Promotions.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    Looking at capitalising on the professional services that are on offer. If you have done your research than you know already how competitive the prices are.

    This 12 month subscription includes PM Professional rewards (x10) and the extended exposure with a Corporate Profile and Project Portfolio.

    Your Corporate Profile Page will be open to all (public and members) and at some stage will receive a featured promotion

    On top of these rewards we want to offer your company as an early corporate sponsor the benefit of a 20% discount on any additional PM-Now Services purchased during your first year subscription

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    PODCAST #1 PUBLIC:

    This reward includes all the benefits as featured in the Podcast Private Reward listed above.

    In addition to those rewards your segment will be included as part of the Public PM-Now Shows which will be available to the public on the PM-Now website and through others such as iTunes.

    On top of being available through the various media listed your segment will be promoted through social media which will provide the additional exposure to your talent as a professional working in the Project Management space.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    PODCAST #4 PRIVATE PACK:

    This is a Kickstarter Value Pack Reward. Not many on offer so pledge early so you don't miss out.

    You will receive 4x PODCAST #1 PRIVATE rewards and save heaps by pleading for this corporate pack reward.

    By pledging for this reward it will be possible for your company to showcase 4 professionals in your organisation and completely cover a complex topic over 4 podcast interviews.

    Even though we are estimating March 2016 some your podcasts should be available earlier. The March estimate for all 4x Podcasts to be completed.

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    PODCAST #1 OWN:

    This reward includes all the benefits that are featured in the Podcast Public Reward above.

    In addition you will receive your own personalised intro and a own copy of the Podcast that only contains your Interview from the PM-Now Podcast Show.

    This is a great choice if you want to have the podcast on your own website / blog or maybe share as attachment on an email

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can be part of the PM-Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    PODCAST #4 PUBLIC PACK:

    This is a Kickstarter Value Pack Reward. Not many on offer so pledge early so you don't miss out.

    You will receive 4x PODCAST #1 PUBLIC rewards and save heaps by pleading for this corporate pack reward.

    By pledging for this reward it will be possible for your company to showcase 4 professionals in your organisation and completely cover a complex topic over 4 Interviews.

    Even though we are estimating March 2016 some your podcasts should be available earlier. The March estimate is for all 4x Podcast Interviews to be recorded.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can be part of the PM-Now Network and Share the Knowledge.

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    PODCAST #4 OWN PACK:

    This is a Kickstarter Value Pack Reward. Not many on offer so pledge early so you don't miss out.

    You will receive 4x PODCAST #1 OWN rewards and save heaps by pleading for this corporate pack reward.

    By pledging for this reward it will be possible for your company to showcase say 4 professionals in your organisation and completely cover a complex topic over 4 interviews.

    Even though we are estimating March 2016 some of your podcasts should be available earlier. The March estimate is for all 4x Podcast Interviews to be recorded.

    This reward does not include the membership so be sure to join also so as you can be part of the PM-Now Network and Share the Knowledge.

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