Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice

Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice

Gilbert Silvius (LOI University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781466698673|ISBN10: 1466698675|EISBN13: 9781466698680|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9867-3


The functionality of social networking platforms has caused such technologies to become an integral part of modern society. Once limited to only personal purposes, the use of these platforms within organizations has seen significant growth in recent years.

Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on benefits and challenges presented by the integration of online social networks in the project development process. Highlighting relevant perspectives on team communication, effective collaboration, and stakeholder engagement, this book is an essential resource for project managers, researchers, graduate-level students, and practitioners interested in the innovative uses of social media in professional settings.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Constituent Involvement
  • Email Usage
  • Emergence Response Applications
  • Smartphone Applications
  • The Project Management Institute
  • Virtual Project Teams

Reviews and Testimonials

Project management and other professionals from around the world offer 18 articles on the use of social media in project management. They examine how the functionality of social media can be applied in project management processes and practices, including social media types, application areas, uses in project communication, and social media tools for project managers; the effect of social media on teams and teamwork; technologies that can be used in stakeholder communication and team collaboration, including smartphone apps; and cases and applications in public safety, project management education, local government, and other areas.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr Gilbert Silvius (1963) is professor of project and programme management at LOI University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He initiated and developed the first MSc in Project Management program in the Netherlands and is considered a leading expert in the field of project management. Gilbert has published over a 100 academic papers and several books. He holds a PhD degree in information sciences from Utrecht University and masters’ degrees in economics and business administration. As a practitioner, Gilbert has over 20 years’ experience in organizational change and IT projects. He is principal consultant at Van Aetsveld, project and change management, and is a member of the international enable2change network of project management experts.