Yours truly has made an appearance in this month’s prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI) PM Network magazine in an article called “Negating Negativity”. To avoid now being seen as a proper grown up, please read on.
Hiring a decent Digital Project Manager is hard enough at the best of times, but the first real test is the interview. What should you ask a candidate before letting them loose on digital project management? Here’s a few questions I ask and why.
Work – check RSS feeds – work – check Twitter, reply to a few Tweets, read a few blog posts – work, keep Twitter open, reply to a few more Tweets, read a few more posts – work. This is fast becoming the ‘norm’ and an accepted culture wherever you find web developers, but should it be acceptable and is it valuable or just a crappy work ethic?
Due to team growth, the company I work for, globaldev, are looking to hire a new Digital Project Manager. Fancy joining the project management team?
Does managing Mobile digital projects differ from website projects? How about why you should consider working for a small, dysfunctional company? Timothy Quinn, Senior Director of Mobile Solutions at Transcontinental has the answers!
A summary of the latest goings on with this blog, recent digital projects, digital project management blogs, jobs and a thoroughly deserved quote that includes the phrase “cow spunk”.
As a Digital Project Manager you’re often faced with unrealistic demands and an ugly, but necessary, part of the job to highlight this. Doing this wrongly means you’re labelled as negative, but doing it right can mean you avoid the damaging label and get your digital project back on track.
Digital Project Management Lessons from Darth Vader is the title of a digital project management-based panel I’ve submitted for next year’s SXSW and it needs your votes! Please support your fellow Digital Project Managers; Brett Harned (Happy Cog), Ani Moller and Cola Richmond by voting for us today.
A Digital Project Manager should never seek the easy life, instead his or hers aim should be to make the lives of their digital project team as easy, productive and stress free as possible. Stop blaming your web designers and developers and start to help them do their job.
Some Digital Project Managers believe resolving an internal team issue is the job for their line manager, but I disagree. I believe this responsibility lies with the Digital Project Manager if it is causing project problems. Read why and how to resolve some common issues.
After reading Rafael Mumme’s hilarious article on .net, where he lists 20 things that make web developers crazy, I just couldn’t resist… so here I go, all guns blazing with just a few of the things that drive Digital Project Managers crazy when working with web designers and developers.
Looking for a job in a digital company based in Berkshire, UK? Well here are a few opportunities that may interest you.
As I’m in the process of changing jobs right now I wrote a little honest piece on how I found the transition from small to larger digital agency, what I learnt and why I’m moving on. Zero digital project management value here, but a subject I know many wonder about – what’s it like at a bigger place?
What’s one of the first things many do after winning a new digital project… design the homepage? In my opinion this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when starting to manage a digital project! Find out why I refuse to produce designs for ages when in digital project management mode.
A golden tip for all Digital Project Managers out there is to always send your clients a weekly digital project status report. Not only is the sign of a great professional service, but it will prove invaluable when it comes to maintaining project momentum and seeking additional schedule time or budget.