It's who you know
Successful business professionals have long practiced the art of networking. Today, professionals are able to reach a broader and more diverse network of contacts than their predecessors: They are using online communities to share information, generate knowledge, and meet others who can help them solve problems and find the resources they need. This article looks at how online networking is helping project managers. In doing so, it identifies the key online communities that are most helpful to project managers. It also explains how these networks have helped project managers study for their PMP examinations, find project solutions, obtain reference information, and locate employment opportunities. Accompanying this article is a sidebar describing the purpose and the significance of online networking groups focused on women and topics particular to their experience working in professional environments.