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!
There are countless articles out there that define what makes a great Digital Project Manager, but very few that discuss the subject of what makes a great Digital Project Manager. Read on to find out what the differences are between an average and great Digital Project Manager.
Find out a few more things all the hard working and passionate Digital Project Managers out there want more than money. In this article I talk about reliable digital project management support staff and understanding digital production teams.
Digital Project Managers are some of the most passionate and hard working people out there, and because of this hardly any are really motivated by money. There are a few things they would gladly take over any pay rise that would make them much less of a Mr. Grumpy Gills.
Getting Things Done (GTD) is an integral part of how I work, more to the point it’s the only process I’ve ever found that allows me to manage my ever increasing digital project management workload. In this post I give a little re-cap on GTD and then talk about my new GTD tool of choice – Tracks and GTDify.
While watching the latest Saw movie and seeing just how complex the plot was, with interconnecting stories from Saw 1 through to Saw 6, I realised that despite Jigsaw being a little disturbed, he is actually a fantastic project manager who could teach us all a thing or two about managing projects – what a guy!
When working as a Digital Project Manager, sometimes you just know the latest request from a client is just plain wrong. But how can you go about explaining to the client they’re wrong? Read my latest article published on Smashing Magazine for some advice on dealing with this delicate situation.
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!
Whether you’re a Digital Project Manager or not, working in a small web company means you will undoubtedly have to act as a Digital Account Manager at one time or another. But what is good digital account management, what skill set do you need and what makes a great Digital Account Manager?
Like it or loathe it, when working in a small web agency as a Digital Project Manager you will have to perform account management duties, it’s as simple as that. But why should you actually embrace the opportunity rather than shun it and how can you go about managing the additional work load?
When hired as a Digital Project Manager you expect to spend your days managing digital projects. So why is it you always seem to end up performing account management tasks that appear out of nowhere and drain your valuable time and why do some hate it so much?
In this final part of the Michael Dlugosch talks about Sloth, the last of the digital project management deadly sins. It deals specifically with the constant struggle Digital Project Managers have when trying to allocate resource to their projects only to discover there is none available. Oh how everyone can surely relate to this issue!
Michael Dlugosch talks us through the next two Digital Project Management sins; Anger and Covetousness. Read how to respond to clients professionally when tempted to blow a gasket, and how to control the scope of a digital project and the unrealistic requests often made by clients.
In this excellent second instalment, Michael Dlugosch talks about Gluttony and Lust, the next two deadly sins of Digital Project Management. If you want to read about ways you can minimise going over budget on Digital Projects and what it really means to be a Digital Project Manager then read on.
The first in a series of guest posts by Michael Dlugosch, Senior Consultant at Kwantik, discusses the Seven Deadly Sins of Digital Project Management and how to avoid and combat them. In Part 1, Michael talks about why we need to educate clients and why we should be lenient towards Account Managers – The sins of Vanity and Envy.