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It’s All About the Little Things with Sam Barnes

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It’s All About the Little Things with Sam Barnes

Conference talks are often focused on big and innovative ideas that in many cases kickstart brand new approaches to our people and work, which is a great thing that continually helps push our industry forward.

However, when managing projects or leading teams, being consistently good at getting the absolute basics right can be the difference between success and failure. In this session, presented at Digital PM Summit 2017, Marks and Spencer’s Senior Development Manager and DPM veteran Sam Barnes discusses some of these basics. He touches on how often the little things are forgotten or overlooked, why they’re so important, and how to get better at them in such a way that you really see positive changes in both what you’re helping to deliver and in your working relationships.

Check it out for yourself below, or on our YouTube channel, and sign up for updates as we plan the 2019 Digital PM Summit.

Digital project management can be a lonely gig. But it doesn't have to be. Join us at the Digital PM Summit.

 
 

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Level Up: Video of Meghan McInerny’s Inspiring DPM 2017 Keynote

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Level Up: Video of Meghan McInerny’s Inspiring DPM 2017 Keynote

Speakers and attendees from across the globe joined us for the Digital PM Summit 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Sessions provided a solid mix of informative, tactical, reaffirming, and inspiring content. It’s a mix that we aspire for every year, and we’re certainly planning to make The Digital PM Summit 2018 even better when we converge on Memphis, TN September 4-6, 2018. Grab your super-early bird tickets now!

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Digital PM Summit 2017 Round Up

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Digital PM Summit 2017 Round Up

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.

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DPM: Leading the evolution of project management

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DPM: Leading the evolution of project management

With the fifth annual Digital PM Summit closing in (October 15-17 in Las Vegas. Register by September 30), I thought it might be nice to talk a little bit about what DPM is, how the community is growing, and what that means. Spoiler alert: I’ll also talk a little bit about this during opening remarks at the event. But read on, because this goes far deeper.

What is a Digital Project Manager?

Sure, Digital PMs are just like any other PM in that we handle project scopes, timelines, communications, and team dynamics. But we take special interest in our niche, which is the process by which we build websites, apps, and other digital products. Add to that the fact that we think strategically about how to apply process and deliverables to our work in order to facilitate decisions that meet project goals and get the best out of our teams given specific project constraints. We face similar issues to project managers in other fields, but we get especially excited about the things that specifically affect our projects and our teams. Read more. 

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What DPMs track: The state of data and project management

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What DPMs track: The state of data and project management

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

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Convince your boss to send you to the Digital PM Summit

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Convince your boss to send you to the Digital PM Summit

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

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Share Your Thoughts With the Digital PM Community

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Share Your Thoughts With the Digital PM Community

This October marks five years of the Digital PM Summit, and quite possibly the start of an active global community for digital project managers. Over the past five years, the Digital PM Summit has served as a meeting place for people who lead digital projects to learn, share ideas, and meet like-minded industry friends. We’ve explored important topics that have not only strengthened attendees’ skills, but have strengthened our sense of community. This year, we’ll continue with that tradition, but will also celebrate who we are, and where we are now as a greater community. It’s not just about the people who end up in the room during our 2-day event, it’s about the people around the world who are a part of the ongoing conversation via Twitter, blogs, meetups, and other great events that have arisen since then. Read more.

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Solving Project Challenges at the Digital PM Workshop

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Solving Project Challenges at the Digital PM Workshop

If there is anything a digital project manager can tell you about the role, it’s that each project brings a new challenge. This fact alone makes the job equally exciting and frustrating. Not knowing what could pop up from one minute to the next, and knowing that not all client projects will run the same exact way can be stressful, because there is a level of problem solving that’s always needed. But that’s the way the client service industry works, and good project managers have to think on their feet and always be aware of what’s happening (or not happening). That’s what’s exciting about it: every day brings something new, whether it be a new development, process, or even a challenge. Read more.

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