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November 17, 2010 - No Comments!

Back in the swing

It's been a while since I've shared my adventures in project management here. Is there a term for professional blogging hiatus? Anyway, here's why this blog has gone dark for over a month: my wife and I had a baby girl and all of my spare time has been focused on my family.

Everyone knows, or has heard, that having a baby is mentally and physically taxing. It's been six weeks and I just now am sort of starting to feel like my old self, plus one. Not only have I been sleep deprived (the obvious complaint, I know), but I've been full of energy at the same time. It's like a life high! It' so exciting to have this new little creature to stare at and show off. So exciting, in fact, that I ended up not thinking about other things that I was doing in my spare time. Like writing. Read more

August 27, 2010 - No Comments!

Project Management at SXSW? Yes, please!

The past couple of weeks have been busy with, uh, project work. I forgot to blog about something that I am really excited about: my 2011 SXSW Panel Proposal. Today is the last day to vote!

This year, I'd like to bring some project management flavor to SXSW. My panel proposal, "Project Management for Humans (No Robots Allowed)" is up for vote! So, please do me a favor and vote us in!

In general, I'm hoping to reach Experience Designers, Visual Designers, Developers, Account People, Planners, Strategist about how to manage your projects. It doesn't matter if you're a one-man designer/developer or a giant agency-type; knowing how to manage your project well will help you to be successful. Read more

April 9, 2010 - 20 comments

I’m Not a Robot. Beeeeep.

How did I get here?

It’s a question that many project managers ask themselves. Most of us started in the field as practitioners and ended up in a position where we are not delivering the work, but making sure it’s delivered.

Think about it: What kid says, “I want to be a project manager when I grow up, Mommy!”? That’s right, none. I know I certainly never said that.  But that’s okay! A lot of project managers end up in the field because they had to gain some real experience in a professional setting to realize the fact that they were meant to be project managers.  I think that’s how I got here. Read more