The Bureau of Digital gives you the support system you never had.
“Never have I been in a room with so many industry thought leaders from businesses identical to ours, pouring out more relevant knowledge than could fit into the fattest ‘How to build a great digital services company’ book. It's incredibly valuable, actionable, and inspiring to not only listen, but be able to interact with all of the participants.”
AURIMAS ADOMAVICIUS | DEVBRIDGE GROUP
Biz Dev Camp 001
The opportunity to talk about business development in digital agencies is finally here. Making sure we have the right mix of shops for this event is going to be key. So if you're ready to get real about what's working and what's not, we hope you'll apply.
Join us September 17-20, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida.
Digital PM Summit 2017
Now in its fifth year, the Digital PM Summit is all about fostering and celebrating a highly skilled community within the larger digital universe, the Digital Project Managers on the front lines.
Join us in Las Vegas on October 15-17 2017.
Owner Camp 015
The Bureau event that started it all. Owner Camp is an immersive three-day retreat for digital/creative studio owners. It's an opportunity to share your victories and lay your fears on the table. It's a realization you're not alone. It's eye opening.
Join us November 12-15, 2017 in Sonoma Valley, California.
Operations Camp 006
Operations Camp is where we take everything a digital studio is, put it in a box, and flip it over. We reconstruct everything using the collective knowledge and know-how of some of the best studio operators around.
Join us December 3-6, 2017 in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Coming Back in 2018!
Design Leadership Camp 002
Design finally has a seat at the table, but like many of us, you probably didn’t study business management in school. There is no better way to get up to speed than by connecting with the people facing the same challenges you do every single day.
Creative Director Camp 004
You're part mentor, part mediator. You need to be convincing, but with compassion. You have to do what's right for the client, even if it causes you enormous heartburn. You're a Creative Director.
Digital PM Camp 003
DPM Camp is where we’ll discuss all things digital project management. Attendees come from digital agencies of all sizes as well as big brands, universities and not-for-profits.
The Latest & Greatest
new this week
It used to be, if you treated people fairly, did decent work and kept your commitments you would succeed. As they say, those were the days. And they are gone. So now what?
Read on for more info on things to do in Vegas, our location for Digital PM Summit 2017, and a sweet deal to get yourself some cash to spend during your stay.
the bureau briefing
You'll dig The Bureau Briefing, our very own podcast. Each episode, we talk to a member of the Bureau of Digital community doing awesome, inspiring things.
Hacking Agile with Dave Prior
"They sat me down, and they stood in a circle, and one of them looked at me and said, 'Dude, you've gotta stop with this waterfall crap.'"
Shutting Down with Jess Singer
"I had a big heart and I really wanted to just trust people. And I think that's kind of the unfortunate thing when you close a business. You start seeing things so crystal clear and you're like, 'What the fuck was I thinking?'"
Puppies, DPMS and Leadership with Meghan McInerny
If the developer is saying, "Oh my God. It's such a nightmare when this happens with design or when QA does this" that you can be able to say, "Oh, I can do something about that."
The Impact of Improv with Gary Ware
"Focus on an area that you're trying to work through in a very playful manner and you're turning off your judgment part of your brain and allow your prefrontal cortex to making those creative connections."
the bureau blog
Living with Ghosts: How to Deal with a Client Who Left You Hanging
"Ghosting, flaking, vanishing - whatever you want to call it, I think we can all agree that it is a pretty uncool thing to do."
Sound Advice for Digital Project Managers
“At the end of the day we are managing and working with people. Study and understand human nature and the way people work."
The Great Debate: Time & Materials Versus Value Pricing
"Agencies make their money in the margins and when making estimations using T&M, those margins tend to be razor thin. The slightest misestimation eats into those margins."
Top Challenges Digital PMs Face at Work
"While hard project skills are necessary to our jobs, they themselves are insufficient to deliver truly amazing projects.”
The Bureau Bulletin
A newsletter? How cliche! Of course ours has great content based on what digital professionals like yourself tell us matters. Also, it's the best way to stay up to speed with Bureau news and upcoming events. So sign up already!