Author Archives: Koos de Heer

About Koos de Heer

Consultant @ Van Aetsveld. Project doctor.

Bring Your Own …

More and more people in professional organizations bring their own smartphone, tablet or even laptop to work. And they don’t just bring their own device to work, they also use it to take their work with them to other places (home, traveling…) Policies like BYOD (Bring … Continue reading

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Accept the resistance

People often ask me what to do when their colleagues do not want to use social media. Or when they are OK with using social media in their private life, but not for work. How to make them accept a … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Benefit your Projects?

A lot has been said and written about the use of Social Media for networking and marketing purposes. It is a lot harder to find good information about the use of Social Media in a project environment. Last year, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the crowd

Social media are a way of using the wisdom of the crowd. This wisdom can be a powerful thing. The famous story of how the operating system Linux became successful is a good example of something that an individual (Linus … Continue reading

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Pyramids to pancakes

Josephine Green has an interesting way of making clear how the world we do business in is changing around us. She uses the analogy of a pyramid and a pancake. The pyramid stands for the 20th century with hierarchical structures, … Continue reading

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Speaking of #projecthacking

Yesterday, I spoke at a national Dutch event for project managers. I used a Prezi that you can view here. The Prezi is in Dutch but it consists largely of pictures – I am of the opinion that when one … Continue reading

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Line of sight

Today, a mail from Nancy White put me on an interesting track. Amongst a bunch of other interesting things, she wrote: “The term ‘line of sight’ is something I learned from Lisa Kimball (Metanetwork, GroupJazz, Plexus). In her early work … Continue reading

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