I'm just back home after an amazing trip to London, where I had the pleasure of presenting a Digital PM Workshop with Sam Barnes. This is not the first time I've presented this type of workshop, but it was the first time I've done it internationally, and with such a large group.
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
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
I loved Tetris as a kid. I played the gameboy version for hours. I now have it on my phone and iPad and find myself playing it when I'm on a flight, or bored, waiting for something to happen (which is never these days). Whether I'm playing the game a lot or not, the idea of making tiny boxes fit in neatly and clearing out rows of work in ingrained in my brain. It's what I do on a daily basis when sorting out who will work on what; it's what we often call "resourcing." And it's one of my biggest project management challenges, for sure.