I’m Brett Harned, a digital project management consultant, coach, and community advocate from Philadelphia, PA. My work focuses on solving issues that are important to organizations who want to produce quality digital projects in harmony. I love to build processes and communication tactics that work not only for projects, but for the people involved in them. Most recently, I've worked with companies like Simple, YNPN, Navy Federal Credit Union, and a number of digital agencies. Prior to starting my consultancy, I was Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog, where I mentored a team of PMs and managed projects for companies like Zappos, MTV, and Monotype.

I began blogging about my adventures in project management when I realized that there was a void in the industry for people in the PM role. Through writing and community organizing, I positioned myself as a leader in the digital project management space. I have had the privilege to speak at various professional events internationally and have written for widely-read industry websites and publications. I’ve been fortunate enough to create and present Digital PM Workshops in the US and the UK to hundreds of digital project managers, designers, and developers. I also taught a course on the subject at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. One of the most satisfying projects of my career has been building a global digital PM community and founding the Digital PM Summit with the Bureau of Digital.

My first book, Project Management for Humans, was published by Rosenfeld Media in July, 2017. When I’m not wrangling processes and people, I like to discover new music, experiment with photography, and explore the City of Brotherly Love with my wife and two daughters, and our French Bulldog.


Speaking Engagements

IDEA Conference 2010
Web Design Day 2012
SXSW 2012
NXNE 2012
The Future of Web Design 2013
Digital PM Summit 2013-2017
DPM:UK 2014-2016
Converge SE 2015
The Big DO 2015

Owner Summit 2016
DPL Form, Stockholm

Digital PM Camp #001, #002

Content/Process Workshop
Revolve Conference
Deliver Conference 2017
Ground Control Conference


Digital PM Summit 2017

Digital PM Workshops 2013-Current

London, UK,
Philadelphia, PA
Austin, TX
Portland, OR
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Manchester, UK
Chicago, IL

Every Day DPM Workshop: Vancouver, BC
Digital PM Workshop, Raleigh
Ground Control Conference, London


Digital PM Summit 2017 
Montreal, TBA

* Want to host or attend a workshop with me? Get in touch!

Selected Articles

A Guide to Project Management sponsored by TeamGantt
5 Valuable Tips for Good Project Management in .NET Magazine
Client Connection on Projects at Work
You're a Project Manager, Not Superman on PM Hut
Defeating Busy on Cognition, Happy Cog’s blog
The Zen PM - The power for turning chaos into calm on the Resource Guru Blog

Digital Project Manager, Amateur Photographer

It's not all about PM, folks. When I find spare time (inoften these days), I like to pick up my Canon and wander about. This is a selection of some of my favorite shots.