While the notion of PM 2.0 is still bouncing around, Web 2.0 impacts on procurement in the Pentagon is the title of an article in the current edition of Defense AT&L. "Defense Acquisition Enterprise 2.0," speaks to the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the acquisition process.
The message is "technologies can generate innovative methods to develop and field capabilities sooner by allowing those in the acquisition world to cut across functional stovepipes and better collaborate with the operational communities."
Tis was the case in the early days of the Crew Exploration Vehicle program where the Digital Environment was deployed to connect NASA, the Prime contractor, and the many subcontractors. These tools were crude compared to today - the dreaded "Live Link" product for example, was slow, cumbersome, and many times simply didn't work.
But just to remind those thinking collaboration is the same as project (or program management in this case) - it is not. The detailed face to face conversations needed to actually "manage" the program can never be replaced, with email, IM, blogs, wiki's social networks and the like.
The speed of information flow supports the management of the program. It is not a replacement for the hands on program management processes. It augments these processes only after they are functionally proficient.
In the same issue is LtCol Dan Ward's "Faster, Better, Cheaper" article - which was pretty much a "bad idea."