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.
Do you ever get back from a long digital project management meeting, where you discussed a multitude of complex functionality and digital project requirements, only to find your notes resemble a collection of unintelligible scribbles and random drawings of swirls? Then perhaps it’s time to fire up the Excalibur of digital project meetings – the digital voice recorder.
Belle Liu is the Managing Partner at Hong Kong-based boutique digital agency BeansBox. She also doubles as the agency’s sole Digital Project Manager and if you want to find out how treating your digital project clients like your girlfriend or boyfriend can be advantageous then just click the link below for digital project management analogy goodness!
My new article, published on Think Vitamin, focuses on different approaches digital agencies can take when traversing the need to spend time learning and adopting new technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS3, while retaining their cash flow and commercial competitive advantage on a day-to-day basis.
Want to read how to someone who started in the toilet business ended up in digital project management? Then read the next in the Digital Project Manager Interviews series, this time with Nick Pan, Director of Projects and Qais Consulting, who says with regards to new project opportunities “…you’ve got to know when to hold ’em and and when fold ‘em.”
Have a read of my news post about my latest dealings with New Media Age Magazine and SXSW 2011. Plus I’m still looking for guest authors and Digital Project Manager Interviewees.
My latest article to be published on Smashing Magazine is all about maintaining productivity on digital projects when working with clients. It describes scenarios with clients that stall digital projects most of you will have encountered before and how to deal with or avoid them.