February 7, 2013 marks our second anniversary since day 1 of the private beta. Should we celebrate this event somehow? If so, how?
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PMI grants CPE/PDU for blogging on their site. I wonder who we'd need to contact to arrange credit for answering questions here.
I think we should summarize the achievements of this website, such as:
One possibility is to blog about this and share it on social media as well so that more people may have a chance to discover the site and participate.
I volunteer to write up the first draft, although I don't have a clue how to get the data for 1 to 3 yet.
Second Anniversary Blog – Draft
As promised, I have written a draft of the second Anniversary Blog. I am new around here. I suggest that one of the senior members should publish this blog. Please feel free to edit it, as needed.
Excellent Q&A Site; Got to Reach More Project Management Practitioners
February 7, 2013 marks the second anniversary of The Project Management Q&A Site on Stack Exchange (PMSE). It is rated “Excellent” even by the very demanding standards of Stack Exchange.
A variety of questions get answered here:
Also we have tripled the site traffic over the last one year from just an okay level of about 600 visits per day to an excellent level of about 1800 visits per day. Do we rest on our laurels saying we have done a great job?
To get a broader understanding of what percentage of PM users we are reaching, let us look at some stats. We have currently about 5000 users. The 2011 Annual Report of the Project Management Institute (PMI) reports “more than 600,000 PMI members and credential holders in more than 184 countries”. Some of the open source project management tools have been downloaded a few million times. Among commercial tools, Microsoft claims to have 20 million users for Project and Project Server. This is not counting other project management tools and solutions.
So, it is clear that we have just scratched the surface of the user base. Here is a great Q&A site where you pop the question that is blocking you from managing your project better and you are guaranteed to get a satisfactory resolution. But the vast majority of project management professionals as well as casual users seem to be totally unaware of that.
Let us spread the word. On this second anniversary we are asking everyone’s help to get the message out. Please share the link to this blog with your professional contacts. Send an email, put it on your web site or curate it. Share it on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites. And they will thank you when their next Project Management problem gets resolved or, even better, when they are able to help resolve another user’s problem.