This was presented at the Digital PM Summit on October 14, 2013,
You are not a robot, you're a project manager. You are valuable to your team because you're damn good at what you do. Let's think about project management as a practice, and how we can all be better at what we do, and truly support our teams and projects to make amazing products...on time, under budget, and conflict-free. This talk will hit on how WE, as a community of digital project management professionals, can better our skills and elevate the profession through solid practice in communications, stakeholder management, and a little bit of cheerleading.
**This is published under design only because the categories are...not inclusive. :)
DIGITAL PM SUMMIT
Brett Harned | @brettharned
★ So lonely.
★ We have arrived!
(high ves all around)
★ You can thank @pmarsceill for this one on Twitter
You are a
We can always be
★ PM of Steel
from your mistakes
Conduct a post mortem meeting:
˒ Quick session: Ask “What worked?” and “What didn’t work?”
˒ Compile your answers; draft a conversation guideline
˒ Conduct a 1-1.5 hour meeting
✦ Ground rules: no nger pointing
✦ Look for action items; ways to better process
✦ Accept all opinions, discuss them
★ You’ll sort it out
Lock down your
★ Who’s doing what? When?
★ Go team!
★ Feed them
(to the right people)
★ A little bit of dancing can lighten the mood
★ Practice makes perfect
★ Make your notes clear and concise (happy robots edit)
★ Team status meetings: helping get things done!
★ Client status calls make everyone happy
Every status should include:
˒ What was done last week
˒ What will be done this week/next week
˒ Action items
˒ Update on timeline
˒ Update on budget
˒ Risks & Issues
what it takes
★ Learn from your peers
What’s it gonna take?
Sample task: Create HTML Wireframes
˒ Brainstorming Session/Sketching (1-2 hours)
˒ Follow-up session (1 hour)
˒ Set up environment to build HTML wireframes (1 hour)
˒ Code wireframes (24 hours)
˒ Internal team review (1 hour)
˒ Edit (4-6 hours)
˒ Make public, present wireframes to clients (2 hours)
(when you have to)
Don’t take everything so
It’s okay to
It’s okay to make
All the links...
(my blog: brettharned.com)
of your role
★ Let your PM ag y!
After the Digital PM Summit, let’s...
So what’s next?
Brett Harned | @brettharned | brettharned.com
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