A few years ago I thought no one cared about project management, or at least taking about how we operate successful projects. That’s basically why I started this blog. I wanted to start a conversation, or at least be a part of it. But things are changing, and it’s great. Over the past year or so, I’m seeing some amazing contributions to the discussion about how we manage our projects. People from all over the web industry—with specialties in design, development, and PM—are speaking and writing about better ways to get work done. We’re seeing conferences and talks pop up all over about the topic, and industry publications are devoting more space to topics relevant to project management. That’s right, folks, project management is here to stay, and net magazine is a publication that’s willing to publish articles and opinions about it. Continue reading
A good To Do List can make your life a whole lot easier to manage. So, love your To Do List: Update it daily, add items, cross items off, and re-prioritize tasks. It’ll make you feel good!
One week ago today, I was in the middle of the biggest, most fun professional event of my career: The 2013 Digital PM Summit. It was inspiring, informative, stressful, fun, and mind-blowing all at the same time. I’m extremely proud to have been one of the organizers and attendees. I feel like my brain is still spinning from the whole experience, but I want to share some thoughts with my new friends! So here we go… Continue reading
This past month has been professionally gratifying for a number of reasons. As time goes on, it feels like the work I have put into this blog and other activities surrounding the promotion of digital project management is starting to pay off. The content is being well-received and the community is growing. It’s all happening!
I really believe that it’s really important for project managers to think of themselves as students. The digital industry is constantly changing and we need to keep up. And it’s not just about project management, it’s about design, development, technology, and whatever else might come along. I’ve collected a lot of links to resources that I visit frequently to keep me informed on what’s happening in the industry. Continue reading
I started working on the web in 1999–before there were specialists in web, like UX, Content Strategy, and even Project Management. Back then, we came up with an idea and just ran with it. We didn’t get caught up in our process, and we certainly didn’t create deliverables that led to a full website or product. We dove in and got it done. Were we Agile? No. That wasn’t a “thing” either. Continue reading
Most project managers think they should have total control of their projects. They feel as though they have some sort of universal responsibility for the team, the client and the process. On some level, they do! But when it comes down to it, the responsibility is on a very high level. On the ground level, there are so many things that a PM cannot control. After all, we manage projects, we don’t control them. Combined teams control projects, and each member of the team contributes to its success. Continue reading