We took care of business and crammed a lot into a few days, and that made for a great Digital PM Summit 2018. Huge thanks are in order for the speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who helped make this year’s event uniquely awesome. Read on to discover what made it so awesome and get a taste of what’s to come for the Digital PM Summit 2019 (which, yes, we’re already planning).
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Every year, the Bureau of Digital invites the Digital PM community to take part in two days of enlightening and inspiring presentations, interactive sessions, and social events that spark new professional connections and friendships. This year’s Digital PM Summit, which also happened to be our fifth, followed through on that invitation in spades.
If you weren’t in attendance, you were missed and we hope you can make it to a future Summit to experience the event and the community first-hand. If you’re looking for some follow-up, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for links to presentations, photos, our favorite tweets, and more. Read more.
Managing projects can be a lot to handle: process, deliverables, dates, deadlines, people, personalities, budgets, and more. Arguably, managing people and personalities can be the most difficult. And, when that is the case, you need for the rest of the job to be a little bit easier. These days, we’re using modern tools to help us manage the administrative side of projects. Having a tool that provides a simple output of data that’s needed to keep the project on track, and your team and stakeholders informed can be critical, depending on what you track and report. So we’re wondering: what do you measure? And what do you have a hard time with when it comes to reporting data? We’d like for you to share your practices with us in a new survey created by Digital PM Summit 2017 sponsor 10,000ft. Read more.
The Digital PM Summit is full of learning and networking opportunities that will impact your career and affect how you do your job. Plus, your organization will see the benefits of your participation when you return refreshed with new practices and ideas.
You get it, but how do you convince your boss to send you? First, you've got to explain what makes the Digital PM Summit unique and worthwhile. Here are three of the top reasons... Read More
Great advice is hard to come by unless you’ve got the support of a great mentor or community. And guess what, that’s what we’re here for! The Bureau of Digital is a community of like-minded professionals who offer ongoing support to one another on a variety of topics. Plus, we recruit top speakers from across the globe to speak at our events and share their knowledge with our community not only in person at events, but through our blog and our podcast, The Bureau Briefing.
If you’re reading this blog post, you should consider yourself a part of this community. And I hope you’re ready for some great advice from some of our Digital PM Summit 2017 speakers. We asked them, “What is one piece of advice you’d give to a digital project manager?” and the responses are fantastic.
The Digital PM Summit will take place October 15-17 in Las Vegas, NV. In preparation for the event, we’ve sent our speakers some questions so you can find out more about what you'll be learning. This post is the first in the Q&A series. If you’ve got questions for us or our speakers, feel free to reach out to us or leave a comment here.
When you attend a conference, you want to be sure you’re getting everything out of it that you possibly can. Well, we think it’s safe to say that the Digital PM Summit 2017 will be jam-packed with helpful tips, tactics, and discussion about topics that are important to the practice of digital project management. But what will you actually take away from sessions? Look no further. We asked our speakers, “What is one valuable thing that attendees will take away from your session?”
“Why it’s so important to pay attention to the little things when managing people or projects and how if you do this, it unlocks so many positive things when it comes to teamwork, loyalty and trust.” - Sam Barnes
“Attendees will leave with a checklist of team attributes and tools against which they can evaluate their team’s decision-making efficacy, and develop a plan for strengthening their teams’ abilities to be efficient, democratic decision-makers.” - Abby Fretz
“An understanding of which Agile practices can be modified to work within a Digital context without completely compromising the point of doing Agile in the first place.” - Dave Prior
“I believe that setting and managing expectations is one of the trickiest tasks of project management, due to the fact we’re constantly dealing with the unknown. How do we know what to expect? Stakeholders’ expectations are also one of the biggest risks to derailing any project – whether that’s from a product, timing, budget, technical or design point of view. I want to give attendees the power to make managing constantly changing expectations a seamless part of their project delivery.” - Suzanna Haworth
“How to use techniques that improvisers use to create content out of thin air that you can use to better communicate with your team.” - Gary Ware
“My session is all about money and one valuable thing I’d like attendees to take from it is that they should be proud of their commercial success.” - Peta Kennett-Wilson
“Silos are often a closely protected way of life in many business cultures, and DPMs have definitely experienced - and been frustrated by - them. My session will offer a new perspective on how to work with silos, instead of just banging your head against the institutional structure.” - Amanda Costello
“Just how valuable two minutes can be to your entire day. The two minute rule is part of my overall organization and working system and I look forward to sharing it!” - Greg Ryder
PMs are always on the lookout for milestones, and we have a big one coming up at the Bureau of Digital. This October, the Digital PM Summit turns five this October 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we are ready to celebrate everything the Digital PM Summit is about: our growing community.