Optimize Your Agency’s Process Webinar with Brett Harned

Optimize Your Agency’s Process Webinar with Brett Harned

Optimize Your Agency’s Process

Are you experiencing missed expectations, poor communication, missed deliveries or worse yet, unhappy clients? If that’s the case, you’re probably losing profit and team morale is running low. But worry not, you can fix that! In this free webinar, Brett Harned will explore project process from sales to delivery and offer tips and tactics to improve your process and profit.

Join us for this free webinar

Friday, April 5, 2019
1:00 PM–2:00 PM ET

What We’ll Cover

  • Crafting an end-to-end process from estimation to post-mortem

  • Successful estimating tactics and work breakdown structures

  • Setting expectations during sales and sales handoffs

  • Agile, waterfall and hybrid processes—benefits and challenges

  • Creating accountability

  • Setting client expectations

  • Continuous learning and improvement

  • Process for effective post-mortems


Meet 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 TeamGantt, Brett worked as a digital project management consultant and coach. 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. Brett is the author of Project Management for Humans, and host of the podcast Sprints and Milestones.

Owner Camp Bend

Owner Camp Bend

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA

This April, join us in Bend, Oregon for a three-day break from working in the business so you can spend time working on the business. Owner Camp gives you the chance to connect with your peers to find solutions together. We take care of the planning and details, so you can focus on your business. And did we mention that it’s taking place in Bend, Oregon? We’ll work on an excursion or two to take in some of its amazing natural beauty and great culinary scene.

April 10–12: Owner Camp
April 13: Optional Forecasting Workshop
Tetherow, Bend, OR


THE DETAILS

April 10–13, 2019
Tetherow
61240 Skyline Ranch Road
Bend, OR 97702 (map)

How it Works

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

What’s Included

Your $3,499 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for three nights (4/10, 4/11, 4/12)

  • Welcome reception on 4/10

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Four meals (two breakfasts + two lunches)

Add the optional Forecasting workshop on April 13 for $250.


Optional Workshop

Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability

What if you could pull a lever to improve your company’s performance? You can! Jody Grunden, Managing Member of Summit CPA Group and Virtual CFO, will teach you the importance of diving deep into the financial side of your business. Learn why you should use a forecast as a guide for every business decision you make, and how to determine and measure your pipeline. Discover where you fall short compared to others in the industry, and where your company has the most room for improvement.

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“There aren't road maps to owning a digital agency, and the challenges are many. Owner Camp is the best way we've found to get valuable management intel, guidance on biz dev challenges and sanity checks on new ideas.”

— Aimee Ellingsen, Co-Owner, CAKE Websites & More

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 

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Digital Diversity Days at Seer

Digital Diversity Days at Seer

Create Healthy Environments for Diverse Teams, Products & Solutions

A simple truth: we need more diversity in the tech industry. Diversity of gender, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences—all of it. While many of us understand the benefits of having diverse teams in our companies, cultures and communities, we struggle with creating a focused and sustainable initiative. That’s the mission of Digital Diversity Days at Seer, connecting diversity, equity and inclusion professionals with digital companies of all kinds that need guidance on making real strides in creating healthy environments for diverse teams.

THE DETAILS

May 8–10, 2019
Seer Interactive
1033 N. 2nd Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123 (map)

Diversity is not easy. But together we can lay the foundation to make real change happen within our companies, our community and our industry. Trying to get started is what stops many of us. It feels like there are too many things we don’t understand. Luckily we don’t have to do it alone. Join us to learn from experts, openly discuss your challenges and outline a real diversity plan for your organization. Together we can do this.

Super Early Bird Pricing

While details are being finalized, we’re offering discounted tickets for Digital Diversity Days. Prices will increase on March 15.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Bureau Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund. Super Early Bird Pricing: $799


Early Speaker Announcements

Digital Diversity Days will bring together experts and organizations that have success stories to share. We’ll be announcing more speakers and sharing the event agenda soon, so stay tuned!

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Jahan Mantin and Boyuan Gao are Co-Founders + Principals of Project Inkblot, a NYC-based consultancy that developed Design for Diversity™(D4D). D4D is a powerful framework that illuminates blind spots around cultural and racial biases within your team’s workflows, decision making and design processes, before they are embedded into the end product or service. D4D unlocks breakthroughs in team efficiencies, business innovation and creativity.


Why You Need to Be There

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Meaningful Connections

Digital Diversity Days gives you the opportunity to meet with peers in an open, supportive environment. Step outside your own organization to connect with others who share your same priorities and challenges.

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Dedicated Time in the Right Environment

Many of us have been discussing diversity for a long time. While the conversation is important, it’s only the beginning. Put a plan in place, recalibrate your talent pipeline and begin executing on your vision for the future.

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Real Insights, Real Accountability

We all know DE&I is the future, but it can be tough to know how to get started. Learn first-hand how others have found success and plug into a peer group that will ensure you reach your goals.

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Actionable Takeaways

Digital Diversity Days is all about putting in real work to achieve lasting change. This isn’t an educational event. It’s a change-your-organization event.


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

Bureau Online Summit 2019

Bureau Online Summit 2019

Bureau Online Summit 2019

Back by popular demand, the Bureau Online Summit is designed for digital professionals of all kinds. This year we’ll be focusing on building great teams. We’ll cover key topics like maintaining stellar communication, creating the right environment for success, diversity, equity and inclusion, accountability practices and social sensitivity.


The Details

July 19, 2019
11:00 AM–6:00 PM EST TBD

  • $199 Single Location: This ticket is good for as many people as you can cram into one location.

  • $399 Multiple Locations: This ticket gives you multiple logins from your company's web domain so the entire company can join!

  • $199 On Demand: Can't catch the event live but want to get the videos and materials after the event? Then this is the ticket for you!


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
Design Leadership Days Seattle

Design Leadership Days Seattle

Join Fellow Design Leaders in Seattle

The design leadership movement has caught fire and there is no stopping it. So let’s celebrate the strides we’ve made and continue to educate ourselves and build community. Design Leadership Days Seattle is three days of connecting, sharing and learning like no other. Hot topics are sure to include: team structure models, growing a distributed team, recruiting, retention and onboarding, leadership skills and methodologies, design success metrics and selling the value of design. If you are a design leader, this is your event.

THE DETAILS

September 18–20, 2019
Location TBD, Seattle, WA

From an opening day of connecting and getting to know each other, to a day of guided conversations on topics that matter to you, we’ll round Design Leadership Days out with workshops to help us improve our skills, teams and careers.

Save with Super Early Bird Pricing

Snag your super early bird tickets and save as we finalize all the details. $899


Why You Need to Be There

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Meaningful Connections

Design Leadership Days gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in an open, supportive environment. Trade stories as you explore the city, enjoy local cuisine and take in all the sights. Spend some QT with fellow creatives to build a network that lasts long after you head home.

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A Creative Environment

Great ideas don’t show up at your desk or in a conference room. If you're looking for the next big thing, head to a place that's ripe for conversation, innovation and discovery. Get the space and fresh air you need to devise new creative solutions and implement change right away.

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Time Away from It All

With everything going on in life, it can be hard to slow down to regain your focus, creativity and inspiration. Commit to some time away for yourself, to clear your mind and make room for new ideas and solutions. It’s amazing how much better things are when you take time to recharge.

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New Insights & Inspiration

Design Leadership Days lets you unwind with fellow design leaders to discuss what you’re up against, brainstorm solutions and vet ideas. Escape to Seattle with us to discover new trends, approaches and solutions.


Love from the Community

We’re excited to host the inaugural class for this event. Here’s what alumni had to say about previous design leadership events:

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“I think I'll look back a few years from now and see how DLC was a pivot in my focus, career and energy. So many new friends and ideas have their genesis at that camp.”

— Scott Welliver, Design Manager, Experience Design, Comcast

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“What a great event! Connecting with peers across so many industries to discuss the mutual challenges that Design faces every day was inspiring and validating. The intimate nature of a small event like this left me feeling like I have a new support network I can bounce ideas of and ask for advice.”

— Shelley Armstrong, Senior Director, Customer Experience & User Interface Design, NCR

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“There is no other venue that brings top UX leadership together to discuss and debate the challenges they face on a daily basis. It's therapy and peer-mentorship rolled all into one!”

— Russ Wilson, Director, Cloud UX, Google

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“Very inspiring and motivating to discuss with design leaders from various industries about similar questions or challenges that we face.”

— Caroline Law, Design Manager, Data Science | Head of Studio, IBM Analytics Design, SF, IBM


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partner:

 
 
2019 Digital PM Summit Orlando

2019 Digital PM Summit Orlando

OVERVIEW  |  SPEAKERS  |  HOTEL + TRAVEL

If You Manage Digital Projects, This Is Your Event

Building community is the Bureau’s mission, and no event has been more successful at accomplishing this than the Digital PM Summit. Learn how to keep your projects moving, clients happy, teams engaged and budgets intact. Best of all, you’ll make connections and gain access to an unparalleled community to support you in your career.

This year, we’re headed to Orlando, home to Mickey and the gang. So why not bring the family or friends and stay a few extra days for sunshine and fun!

Register by March 31, and save:
Summit Only: $950
Summit + Workshop Combo: $1,250

October 20–22, 2019
Workshop Day: October 20, 2019
Summit: October 21–22, 2019
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL


Get Ready for DPM 2019

Get ready for two full days of engaging keynote presentations, thought-provoking interactive sessions, rapid-fire lightning talks and tons of networking opportunities. Make that three days if you sign up for the optional workshops!


Earn PDUs and Have Fun!

If you've got your PMP or are working toward it, attending will help you earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). While we’re not associated with the Project Management Institute (PMI), we do know that this event will earn you PDUs for every hour you're in a Digital PM Summit session. Just submit your ticket receipt along with the number of hours you spent in sessions to PMI. Several attendees have successfully done this in the past.


Love from the Community

Curious what you’ll find at the 2019 Digital PM Summit? Check out last year’s recap and hear what a few DPM2018 alums have to say:

“The DPM summit is the highlight of the year for project managers in the tech space. Every year I meet fascinating people and learn as much from the other attendees as from the speakers.”

— Mika Trottier, Partner Acceleration Lead, Shopify

“I have never been to a conference where I felt more of a sense of companionship and community…Having the opportunity to network, collaborate, share war stories and take ideas home that come from people in similar situations is amazing! I hope I have the opportunity to come every year, and if not, at least send my co-workers so I can still benefit from it one way or another.”

— Matt McGuire, Client Services Manager, Leepfrog Technologies

“DPM Summit was a one-of-a-kind, nitty-gritty conference. It was so refreshing to attend a conference where industry peers are open, honest and willing to help someone out and share real tips for how to improve. I'm taking back a ton of lessons for my team that can be used ASAP!”

— Kindra Svendsen, Director of Digital Marketing Services, Speak Creative

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“I was a first-time attendee at DPM 2018 and was blown away by the incredible community of peers and mentors who were all so willing to share their challenges and advice for success. The impact coming out of the Summit is immeasurable. If you've never been, go! And if you have, I'm sure I'll see you again soon!”

— Gavin Wright, Project Manager, CO+LAB Digital


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
Women’s Leadership Camp San Francisco

Women’s Leadership Camp San Francisco

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA

Join Fellow Women Leaders in San Francisco

It’s time to head to the heart of the tech scene for the second Women’s Leadership Camp. This is a chance for women in leadership positions in digital to gain fresh perspectives and strategize ways to accelerate growth and change while building a community of peers. A bonus workshop day will focus on improving team dynamics. Please apply early if you’re interested in joining us as this event fills up quickly.

November 3–5: Women’s Leadership Camp
November 6: Optional Team Dynamics Workshop
San Francisco, CA


THE DETAILS

November 3–6, 2019
Location TBD, San Francisco, CA

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your $2,999 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for three nights (11/3, 11/4, 11/5)

  • Welcome reception on 11/3

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Four meals (two breakfasts + two lunches)

Add the optional Team Dynamics workshop on November 6 for $250.

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partner:

 
 
Operations Camp San Francisco

Operations Camp San Francisco

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA

Join Fellow Operators in San Francisco

It’s tough to gain traction and champion the good of the team when your view is narrowed to your own set of experiences or those of your company. Hearing from others who do the same thing you do every day helps you sort through your ideas and challenges, and avoid costly missteps. So let’s get together in San Francisco and fine-tune our operations together. Also come in early to join the Team Dynamics Workshop for some extra value!

November 6–8: Operations Camp San Francisco
November 6: Optional Team Dynamics Workshop
San Francisco, CA


THE DETAILS

November 6–8, 2018
Location TBD, San Francisco, CA

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your $2,999 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for three nights (11/6, 11/7, 11/8)

  • Welcome reception on 11/6

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Four meals (two breakfasts + two lunches)

Add the optional Team Dynamics workshop on November 6 for $250.


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“Operations Camp was by far the most worthwhile event I've ever attended. I learned more in three days than I learned in the previous 10 years of conferences.”

— Shawn Maida, Founder & Partner, Foster Made

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
Owner “Ski” Camp Banff

Owner “Ski” Camp Banff

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA

Want to get better at your business, while enjoying the splendor of the wilderness and taking some time for yourself? Join us for Owner “Ski” Camp Banff. Owner Camp gives you the space and fresh air you need for deep conversations and reflection, to uncover the best paths forward and implement change right away. And you can’t get great answers just sitting in a conference room, so we’ll spend the final day engaged in great discussions either on the slopes or by the fire with a hot toddy.


THE DETAILS

December 8–11, 2019
Banff, Alberta, Canada

How it Works

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

What’s Included

Your $4,200 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for four nights (12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11)

  • Welcome reception on 12/8

  • Three days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Several meals


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“I had the most amazing time at Owner Camp. I would highly recommend it for anyone hoping to spend some quality time with like-minded individuals and help you feel motivated and energized coming back to the day-to-day of running your company. It was awesome!”

— Jenny Banner, Chief Executive Officer, SmallBox

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners: