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10 Practical Project Management Tips in (Just About) 10 Minutes

Reaktiv Studios
November 01, 2019
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10 Practical Project Management Tips in (Just About) 10 Minutes

Reaktiv Studios

November 01, 2019
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  1. Chris Ford Project Manager, Reaktiv Studios Graduated Design School 1996

    HTML Site Builder 1996-2001 I worked at a skateboard company and three web design agencies building sites from scratch. We’re talking tables, frames, font tags, and GIF 89a animations. The Flash Era 1999-2005 From a virtual art gallery for what became Wynn Hotels to a Gateway Computers microsite I used Actionscript to make buttons sing and dance. Dotcom Crash Freelancer 2002-2005 When the excess of in-office foosball tables and free soda and beer came crashing down it seemed like a good idea to freelance since there were no jobs, Thus began my work-at-home career. Scrapbooking Detour 2005-2007 In a complete 180 I moved from web design to print as an art director for a series of idea books as well as a digital scrapbooking magazine.
  2. Chris Ford Project Manager, Reaktiv Studios Genesis Theme Designer 2010-2013

    As a sideline I started designing sites for photographers and scrapbooking companies. A client requested a theme from Revolution Themes, which eventually became StudioPress. That led to designing the first theme for crafters and mommy bloggers. Freelance WP Designer After Genesis updated to version 2.0 I decided to retire my themes and focus on client sites. I designed sites for companies like Aesop Story Engine and XXX. Project Manager 2015-2019 In 2015 I made another 180 when I became a project manager at Crowd Favorite. I’ve been a PM at Reaktiv Studios for a little over 2 years now, where I apply my design and UX background to designing projects and processes. 2008-2017
  3. Thanks for your time! I’m happy to talk after this—hit

    me up in the Hallway Track. You can find slides for this talk at speakerdeck.com/reaktivstudios/10-practical-pm-tips Chris Ford, Project Manager