Brett Harned

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Brett Harned brings nearly 20 years of experience in communications and project management—along with a passion for teaching and community-building—to his role as the Director of Education at TeamGantt

Prior to his work at TeamGantt, he worked as a digital project management consultant and coach, focused on solving issues that are important to organizations that want to produce quality digital projects in harmony. He loves to build processes and communication tactics that work not only for projects but for the people involved in them. In that role, he worked with organizations like Navy Federal Credit Union, Simple, and a number of digital agencies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog, a digital agency based in Philadelphia, and as a senior PM at Razorfish. He’s worked on digital projects with a variety of clients, including Zappos, MTV, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Alaska Air, and many more.

In 2012, while at Happy Cog, Brett helped to form the Bureau of Digital and founded the Digital PM Summit, the first annual conference for digital project managers. He continues to work with the Bureau of Digital to curate and program events. 

Brett began blogging about his adventures in project management at when he realized there was a void in the industry for people in the digital PM role. Since then, he has had the privilege to speak at various events internationally and has written for widely read industry websites and publications.  His first book Project Management for Humans was published by Rosenfeld Media in July 2017, and his podcast Sprints and Milestones was launched in April 2018.




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The Complete Guide to Estimating & Planning Digital Projects

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Whether you're new to digital project management or you're a veteran with a pro team, estimating and planning projects can be extraordinarily difficult. Never mind estimating and planning when your process is constantly changing...that can add a whole new level of confusion. That's why we need a complete guide to getting these critical DPM deliverables right. In this session, Brett will present simple ways to break down complex projects or opportunities and work through some interactive exercises to help you understand the level of effort and time needed to complete any project.

In this session you'll:

  • Define your project methodology (even if it's not strict Waterfall or Agile)

  • Find ways to create estimates for any type of project, using any methodology (or combination of methodologies)

  • Learn best practices for planning projects

  • Gain tips and tactics for estimating and planning your projects collaboratively with your team