Shim Marom could not have said it better regarding PM 2.0.
What strikes me about the PM 2.0 discussion is it is really a great example of "argument by logical fallacy."
But I digress. The logical fallacy approach is also known as "appeal to belief." Which goes like this...
Most people believe X is true. So X must be true
These beliefs in the project or technical world are typically around some current issue...
- Having a PMP is a waste of time and adds no improvement to project success
- PMI is an evil empire, my empire (although small at the moment) is better
- People are not operators in Hilbert spaces (my personal favorite argument taking place on the pages of a physics journal I subscribe to)
- People have free will (I'll just this in for effect)
- People do or do not believe in Global Warming
- Full 748B Earned Value is bunk and my simpler algorithm is the replacement of choice for everyone on the planet - no matter the domain
- I'm a project guru and my numerous degrees and certifications prove it, just ask me
You see the trend here?
So Shim states the details of the logical fallacy in his post, but I'll repeat my summary
PM 2.0 is all about Web 2.0 tools. It's the tools that make PM 2.0 like Web 2.0. Ignoring completely the fact that the management of projects has little or nothing to do with tools in the absence of a credible plan, credible requirements to be implemented by that credible plan, and credible business needs or credible mission capabilities from which to derive those credible requirements.
See the trend here. With a PM 2.0 tool, crappy capabilities, crappy requirements, and a completely crapping plan produce a project that is crap.
Tools in the hands of a foolish project manager, simply make the project manager behave like the fool he is - but with a better tool.