A Fool with a Tool is Still a Fool: Overcoming Possible Pitfalls of Introducing Collaboration Tools“ – This is the title of my lecture at the PMI Global Congress North America in Washington, DC this coming October.

Collaboration is and always has been a central factor for project success.  In times of international projects and virtual team environments collaboration is more important than ever.  Technology can help overcome geographical boundaries to active collaboration.  Indeed, technology has become an enabler of communication and collaboration.  And yet collaboration is not about technology.  It is about people and human interactions.  Technology can enable, facilitate and promote collaboration.  Provided we are aware of the limitations and possible pitfalls of introducing collaboration tools.  The lecture identifies possible pitfalls.  And it lays out a roadmap how to overcome them and successfully introduce collaboration tools – without becoming slaves of our own collaboration tools.

The paper of my presentation will be available shortly.  Stay tuned.