Collaboration to go
Project managers and their virtual teams need to be able to collectively share documents and create real-time updates while seeing how each moving part affects the critical path. This article discusses online collaboration software that integrates social media and networking tools to turn casual entertainment media into powerful interactive collaboration platforms. It identifies a few options that are available. The first option is Wrike, a subscription-based all-in-one tool that can turn 50 or more projects into a single linear workflow. The second option, Hyperactive, combines shared document-management features with robust support for mobile access and synching (calendars, contacts, tasks, etc.) and customized workspaces offer project status, document libraries, wikis, forums and project surveys. Users able to make custom sites and portals. The article also mentions Google Sites, a free wiki-based tool that uses a customized dashboard for project overview.