I’ve been published for the second time in a Smashing Magazine eBook, this time it was in ‘Clients: Friends You Never Had’ alongside Paul Boag, Andy Clarke and others. My chapter focusses on how to communicate with clients so that your digital projects don’t go wonky and your clients don’t turn into megabeasts.
A guest post by Jason Westland, CEO of Project Manager.com. There are lots of people who end up sponsoring digital projects, some much better than others. Here are five types of digital project sponsor to avoid if you can and what to do if you cannot.
When web design and development folk express their dislike for Digital Project Managers I like to ask questions. More often than not they’ve just had the misfortune of working with really shit ones. We’re not all bad and here is my plea to those giving us a bad reputation.
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.
As a Digital Project Manager, by consistently displaying a high degree of honesty, trust and integrity to everyone throughout the digital project’s entire lifecycle helps improve your chances of success, cements your position as a solid leader and earns you respect from both client and project team alike.
When managing digital projects Digital Project Managers will need to make constant decisions that each have the capability to make one group of people happy and another upset. While you can’t always keep everyone happy, by adopting a ‘consider, analyse and communicate’ decision making process you can improve your chances of maintaining peace and harmony amongst everyone.