Brett Harned brings more than 20 years of experience in digital project management and creative leadership—along with a passion for teaching and community-building—to his work as a consultant and coach.

He draws on his breadth of knowledge and experience to help his clients solve complex challenges when it comes to people, process, and culture. Brett served as Vice President of Project Management at award winning web design agency Happy Cog, and as a senior PM at global digital agency Razorfish. He’s worked on a variety of projects, ranging from capital campaigns to enterprise website redesigns, and new iOS and Android products  with a variety of clients, including Zappos, MTV, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard University, and many more.

In 2012, while at Happy Cog, Brett helped to form the Bureau of Digital and founded the Digital PM Summit, the first annual conference for digital project managers. He continues to work with the Bureau of Digital to curate and program events. 

Brett began blogging about his adventures in project management at when he realized there was a void in the industry for people in the digital PM role. Since then, he has had the privilege to speak at various events internationally and has written for widely read industry websites and publications.  His first book Project Management for Humans was published by Rosenfeld Media in July 2017, and his podcast Sprints and Milestones was launched in April 2018.

Brett served as the director of education at TeamGantt, where he continued to share his expertise as a subject matter expert by creating project management resources, video, podcasts, regular webinars, and more. 

Speaking Engagements

IDEA Conference 2010
Web Design Day 2012
SXSW 2012
NXNE 2012
The Future of Web Design 2013
Digital PM Summit 2013-2018
DPM:UK 2014-2016
Converge SE 2015
The Big DO 2015

Owner Summit 2016
DPL Form, Stockholm

Digital PM Camps

Content/Process Workshop
Revolve Conference
Deliver Conference
Ground Control Conference
The Lead Developer
Manage Digital 

Digital PM Workshops

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
Triangle UX, Raleigh
Frederick, MD
Toronto, CA
Stockholm, Sweden


On the side

I like to find fun in everything I do, whether that's digging into complex workflow and finding issues, exploring a National Park with my family, running a conference, or sweating my bodyweight on the Peloton bike. My life and work are balanced by experiences that bring me joy, both at home and at work...which also happens to be at home.

Before the iPhone, I considered myself an amateur photographer. I rarely get the DSLR out anymore, but I still love to take and share photos. Especially when exploring. Some of my favorites are below.