Tuesday, August 7, 2012

PW&WCBA 2012 Joins The #PMChat Olympics

For the past year, each Friday whenever my schedule allowed I've eagerly tuned in to twitter at Noon EST to participate in #PMChat.

Where other hashtags on twitter often get overrun with unrelated content or are too filled with insiders to be welcoming to the casual observer, #PMChat simply provides a friendly community discussing problems and challenges they've faced, solutions they've found, and even what beverage goes best with a twitter chat. It doesn't hurt that participants can earn PDUs for participation, but I can't imagine that is the primary driver for many for chime in. Equally appealing for a PM newbie or someone who has been in the business for years, the chat provides a great place to build connections with the best and brightest project managers on twitter.

Similarly, PW&WCBA is about business and career development, yes, but it's also about finding that sense of community within the project management and business analyst worlds.

So, as soon as hosts Rob Prinzo and Robert Kelly announced the "#PMChat Olympics" to celebrate the one year mark of the chat, I knew we needed to get involved. "An online/social media scavenger hunt," the #PMChat Olympics is an opportunity to complete a series of tasks in order to win one of several prizes. I'm happy to announce that one free conference pass for our 2012 event in Orlando, FL is amongst those prizes!

You can read all the details here, but you'll need to follow along on the #PMChat hashtag all this month to enter. The contest officially starts at August 16th at 11:30 AM EST.

In the meantime, be sure to follow our twitter handle @Project_World for more updates.

Michelle LeBlanc is a Social Media Strategist at IIR USA and the voice behind the @Project_World twitter. She may be reached at mleblanc@iirusa.com

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