About six years ago I started this blog because I was unhappy with the complete lack of resources (and community) for people working as project managers in the digital space. Over the years I’ve put a lot of work in to sharing my ideas and experiences. I've published several articles here and in many other places. Needless to say, I’ve taken the opportunity to speak up and tell my corner of the world my feelings about what makes a good project manager…or digital project manager. Here’s the thing: I’m not stopping. Read more
Project managers often struggle with leadership—and where they can find appropriate opportunities to be true leaders. it makes sense, as most project managers do not have any direct responsibility for the people on their teams, but they are expected to manage and motivate teams to deliver projects on time and under budget. For that reason alone, being a project manager requires some tenacity, as well as a natural desire to lead.
Do you have that natural desire? Some of us do, and some of us need a little coaching to gain the confidence to believe in our own leadership skills. Read through these five tips and give yourself a boost.
I'm thrilled about a new project I'm working on: A Guide To Project Management. This is the type of project I've been thinking about for a while. I've thought about how it might be fun to take some of the ideas I've written for this blog and expand/update them with new ideas. So how did it happen? I had been talking to Nathan Gilmore at TeamGantt about the Digital PM Summit, which they are generously sponsoring. In one of our conversations, he asked if I'd be interested in working on a project with them. I was honored to be asked to write the series, so I jumped on the opportunity. Read more