I am currently in the final stages of completing my PhD in Internet Technologies.
My research thesis is titled: "TIME-MANAGING THE NEW CYBER-PROLETARIAT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS" and investigates the evolution of the new internet-based workforce and workplace.
The recent increase in the use of multimedia products has created a new category of worker: the IT/Internet/Multimedia worker, and engendered a burgeoning cyber-proletariat . This workforce (primarily comprised of programmers, graphic designers, instructional designers and project managers) is no longer geographically restricted to a specific workplace, but can develop products flexibly, working from any internet-connected location, in a global “virtual workshop”. A new managerial style is necessary for this new working environment and currently used project-management styles and techniques which are based on Taylorism's scientific management and post-WW2 systems management , may no longer be the most effective, cost-effective or appropriate.
Effective project management techniques have been shown to contribute to the success of multimedia projects, particularly in areas such as planning, time-management, communications, cost and quality. ....read more