I need to talk with you soon about this IPMA Member Association website we created for Denmark -- http://ipmadenmark.ning.com/. You may or may not have heard that Ning is upgrading its website offerings, including charging for its websites beginning in July 2010.
Option 1 -- Member Associations pay annual fee
Starting in July Ning will charge $20, $200, or $500 per year depending on the level of service each of our IPMA MA's chooses. Read about available pricing plans at http://about.ning.com/announcement/plans.php -- Since you have done significant work on your site, you may want to pay $200 and continue with your work.
Option 2 -- Member Associations move to the IPMA Family
The Research Management Board is recommending Option 2.
I notice that Denmark has not yet registered on the IPMA Family. You can register your Member Association by clicking on this link -- http://ipmacod.ning.com/groups/group/new -- this will take 10-15 minutes to launch.
Please contact me by replying to this message, or by return email, or on skype at LSquiresSkype, or by phone at +1 303 926 5159. I will be delighted to discuss these options and to assist you to implement your choice.
My best to members of the IPMA Member Association in Denmark.
Hi again. You did perfectly! I can always count on you to be first and perfect.... I'm doing fine -- having the time of my life. Looking forward to working with you and all the other Danish IPMA members in December and throughout next year.
BTW, the next step is to ask individual corporations to register themselves. Same process as we just followed, but classifying the GROUP TYPE as "Corporations".
Happy holidays. Let me know when you're available.
* NAME: Enter "Danish Project Management Association"
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* DESCRIPTION: Enter a short description of your Association. You can change this later.
* WEBSITE: Paste http://ipmadenmark.ning.com/ into website.
* GROUPTYPE: Paste "Member Associations" into Group Type.
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I apologize. I thought I had replied to the question about what it takes for the site to be in Danish. You would use the MANAGE/LANGUAGE EDITOR to create a translation for the Danish site. At present there is no existing translation, so it would have to be created. I notice that you've already created a MY LANGUAGES - DANISH. Somebody needs to go through the 46 pages of text and do the translation from English to Danish. It would be a lot of work, but I suggest we get some university students to take on the task. Once the translation is complete, you would change the language of the site to Danish. Are you up for the challenge....
Another alternative for branding your MA with IPMA would be to add some functionality to the IPMA logo. See, for example, http://ipmaresearch.ning.com/. This search is a google search of websites WE DETERMINE are representative of IPMA. In other words, when a person comes to your site, he/she can enter "expert seminars" and receive a google result that spans all sites we determine we want to have searched. All "non-IPMA related" sites are ignored. We will learn how to set up this wonderful type of search in the 20 September workshop in Slovenia, but in the meantime, let me just ask what do you think of the idea? Do we use a simple logo, or the IPMA-wide search?
By the way, we can do the same as described above for your MA. Imagine a custom search that searches all your MA member companies, and returns results for ONLY your member companies.
Hi again! The IPMA has asked that a clearer relationship between IPMA and each MA be displayed on MA sites. Please take a look at the image at the top of the left column and let me know what you think. There are several ways we can do this branding. I'm open to ideas you have.
I just sent a message to IPMA Researchers reminding of the upcoming events 14-21 September in Celje, Slovnia.
Do you plan to attend the workshop for Member Associations on 20 September? This is most important for those of us who have created social networks for our Member Associations -- danskprojektledelse R & D
I need to talk with you asap this week regarding this survey -- http://ipmaresearch.ning.com/forum/topics/survey-background-and -- I am putting the finishing touches on the survey over the next couple of days, but I believe the essence of the survey is clear.
Veikko and Brigitte have requested that Brane and I present a rational for Social Media in the IPMA.
Brane has been asked by the IPMA Board to make an in-person presentation of a strategy by which the IPMA might most effectively use the Social Media tools. Brane's presentation will be at the next BOD meeting on August 8th in Croatia.
I need to have you provide some support, as outlined on the link above. Brane and I will collect these success stories and present them to the BOD in our report/proposal. I would imagine that, based on your and my experiences with the MA websites, you might have a few "bullets" to post.
This is very important to me. I appreciate your willingness to participate.
Hi Mette. There are a number of ways of doing matching in Ning, and there are a number of places where you can put your PM materials on the danish site. Let's schedule a half hour when we can talk by skype and figure out the best ways. I am available most anytime tomorrow (friday) or saturday after about 8:30 a.m. my time. Let's talk!
Helt enig, vi må gå foran med det virtuelle, og sørge for, at vi tager vores egen medicin fx i forbindelse med det potentielle forskningsprojekt om virtuel projektledelse.
Jeg kan se, at du kalder gruppen "Virtuel ledelse". Har du overvejet at kalde det "Virtuel projektledelse" i stedet for, da det snævrer området ind, mens virtuel ledelse er en meget bred overskrift - lad os høre dine overvejelser!
Hi Mette... Good to hear that progress is being made for the Denmark workshops. Let's talk in the next day or so about details for the meetings. I need to make my plane reservations very soon. I would also like to know about arrangements for hotel accommodations. I am here the rest of today (tuesday) and all day on wednesday.
Hi Mette! Hope you're well and enjoying your new job.
When we last talked, you mentioned that you would start meeting with groups in Denmark around the 26th February. Let's talk sometime over the next few days to catch up. I am available most anytime you choose, including the weekend.