I've been thinking a good deal about the principles that should guide our community. But what rolls up to those principles is the vision you have for the role you play in your day-to-day as a digital project manager (or whatever similar title you may hold). The way you present your role and value to the people you work with is so important to your success as a DPM. Read more
There are so many intangible tasks and qualities of project managers that it’s not uncommon for people to not fully understand their worth. In fact, the value or lack thereof has been discussed ad nauseum on several blogs, within companies, and at events. As a project manager, I’m always interested to hear the reasons why someone would question the value of the role. After all. I’m trying to stand up for the community of people who are good project managers. Within just a few minutes of any conversation about the value of PM, I have found that it’s all about perception, or maybe just a miscommunication. That’s right: PM is in fact not worthless! But the way a company operates, or a single person can affect that point of view. So how do I flip that argument on its’ head?