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August 1, 2014 - No Comments!

When Digital PMs Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real

2014-08-01 11.34.00 amI’m really looking forward to joining my friend Rachel Gertz on a Louder Than Ten Q&A on August 15 at 3pm EDT. This project that Rachel and Travis Gertz have come up with is great, because it provides another platform for digital project managers to talk more about their work and share and exchange ideas in real-time. Sure, Twitter and blog Q&As are great, but a live chat with interactive audience questions takes it to the next level. It makes it more timely, relevant, and fun.

Of course we’re going to talk about digital PM topics, but we’ve both agreed to just being real. Anyone can talk about tools, process, and blah blah blah…and we do. But this time, we’re going to dig deeper and talk about what makes us tick, not just as digital PMs, but as people. How do you deal with the pressure of projects, personalities, conflict? What makes you you? And how does that impact your work? The tough stuff. The Real stuff.

So, RSVP, submit a question or two, and get to know us. It’s all about this community, man. We’re waiting here with arms outstretched.

April 2, 2014 - 2 comments

The Digital Project Management Conversation Continues

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. Read more

August 9, 2012 - 13 comments

What’s your set up?

From where I stand, at a small agency, there are 4 major function of a PM's role:

  • Fostering Clear Communication
  • Project Planning and Maintenance
  • Time and Budget Tracking
  • Resource Planning

That list is proof that project management creates a perfect storm of activities that no single app can handle. Right now, our PM setup is a collection of tools that are good for a single purpose within project manager. I am in the middle of assessing the tools we use and find myself wishing for the unicorn of all apps. (We all know unicorns don't exist, right?Read more