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.
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.
The guys at 37signals are young, cool, and successful. They’re pioneers in the web industry and have shown how taking completely unconventional approaches can produce phenomenal results. So let’s all follow their lead and stop planning our digital projects so much, no more boring functional specifications, let’s just get on and build it! Ruh roh!
We laugh at them, we snipe at them, we write hate-filled blog posts about them and we want them to die! But like them or loathe them, the fact is an awful lot of people use Windows and Internet Explorer to view the websites you build for clients. As Digital Project Managers we just can’t afford to take the same stance as the cool kids!