Matt has been worked for the past 10+ years as a project manager and digital strategist. He currently serves as the Director of Strategy at Oomph, Inc. in Providence, RI, overseeing the project management team and working with the accounts team to identify the right tools, technologies and solutions for new clients and projects.
With nearly 20 years experience in technology, Matt started as a help desk technician and network engineer and slowly moved into the digital world. Since then, he has worked on large national digital marketing campaigns as well as managing custom and complex website and web application builds. When he's not at the office, Matt can be found volunteering in the local community, traveling with his wife Sarah or pursuing his passion of building hand-crafted furniture.
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How Technical Should a Digital PM Be?
As a digital project manager, you know it's your core responsibility to foster happy client relationships and deliver your projects on time and on budget. Doing so successfully requires a lot of skill, creativity and dedication. But is more needed, particularly when it comes to the tools and technologies used by your teams on a daily basis? Should you as a DPM possess the technical skills to squash that annoying little bug or add that new feature your client is asking for?
In this session, we're going to discuss the following key questions:
Why is it important for you to push the boundaries of your technical expertise and just how far should you go?
Beyond technology, in what other areas should you be thinking about increasing your skills?
What are some tangible things you can do to become more technically proficient and increase your skill set?
How can increasing your technical abilities benefit you, your team and your clients?