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Voice of the Project Management Profession – Hash Tags!

hashtagPumpkin Pie is what attracts my attention this week in the United States as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Yet I’m also thankful for the many voices that contribute to the project management profession. This post is a second look at Project Management content areas  that have attracted the most attention on Twitter over the week ending 24th November.  17,800 tweets were  archived using the Scraperwiki tool using the search term “Project Management” , #pmot and #agile over the period of 18th to 24th November. Duplicates were removed using excel and text analysis of both content and hashtags was done using Voyant tools by Dr. Nigel Williams in the U.K.

Are these topics, I mean hashtags, dominating conversations in your project space?  Comments welcome.

Table 1: Hashtags used

Hashtag Frequency used
Agile 1,594
pmot 1,558
project 584
Project management 346
Job 207
Pm 193
scrum 186
Itblogs 162
Jobs 148
leadership 85

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About the Author

Rosemary trains IT project teams on delivering project success by improving business analysis and project management practices. She is founder of Project Management Perspectives LLC consulting and training in both the commercial and government sectors. She led many global software and hardware projects; created PMO's, and conducted project assessments. Rosemary speaks at conferences on the topics on Planning for Project Success and is a co-author of Unearthing Business Requirements, Elicitation Tools and Techniques and Organizational Project Management (June 2010) Rosemary received her B.S. from Oregon State University and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and implemented the Tools and Techniques initiative of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
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One Response to “Voice of the Project Management Profession – Hash Tags!”

  1. As a project manager, I use Scrum in my projects. The Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge by SCRUMstudy provided a complete reference for the Scrum project I am working with. It is a very good book and extremely readable. I really liked sections on risk and quality. The tools mentioned in the processes were very helpful. I highly recommend this book if you are planning to implement Scrum in your organization. You can go through the first chapter available on

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