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Stop Selling and Start Engaging - Bringing a Human Element to Our Digital World | Inc.com

No matter what business you're in, it's important to build a personal relationship with your customers. Today, our customers are inundated with marketing messages--over 250 messages daily. With so much information flying at them, it's not surprising that it is so hard to get their attention.<p>In a …

Customer Experience

5 trends that will transform project management

A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices, requirements and expectations. It’s …

11 Communication Skills of Effective Project Leaders

Project managers abound, but highly effective project leaders are much harder to find. The latter are shaped not only by their technical knowledge …

Project Management

11 Simple Strategies to Blow Through Procrastination and Get Things Done | Inc.com

<i>“I know I need to do</i> X<i>, but I just can’t seem to get myself to do it.”</i><p>This is a comment that a business coaching client shared with me a short while ago.<p>It’s a common problem, one that over half the business owners I know struggle with from time to time–the inability to get started on their …

Procrastination

Prioritizing Your Product Features

Because Uncover is a bootstrapped company, our resources are limited and we constantly need to prioritize what we work on. We don't have the luxury …

Product Management

Matt Griffin on How We Work: The People are the Work

Not long ago at the Refresh Pittsburgh meetup, I saw my good friend Ben Callahan give his short talk called <i>Creating Something Timeless</i>. In his talk, …

Web Design

A Different Way to Think About Digital Project Managers’ Work

As I reach my four-year Vigeversary, I want to surface something that's bothered me for a while about how digital project managers are perceived and …

Project Management

10 Questions to Ask Your Least Happy Customers | Inc.com

Even more than acquiring new customers, it's imperative to keep your current clients happy with your product or service offering. But keeping customers happy depends on knowing what they want.<p>So when a longtime customer suddenly leaves you for a competitor--or threatens to--don't despair. Instead, …

Customers

What makes a great digital project manager: an introduction

What makes a great PM (Project Manager) is debatable – is it about great process, great quality delivery, great internal politics, or great client …

Be proud of your digital project managers

It’s time to stop treating our digital project managers as second class citizens. They are an asset, not a line item nobody wants to pay for.<p>How come …

Project Management

Client Education and Post-Launch Success

What our clients do with their websites is just as important as the websites themselves. We may pride ourselves on building a great product, but it’s …

Web Design

The Implicit Contract

I work with lots of different teams and different developers. I usually know innately, as does the team around me, whether the teams we’re working …

Web Design

Work Culture (and probably, more specifically, middle management) Is Killing Innovation

<b>Work Culture<br>(and probably, more specifically, middle management)<br>Is Killing Innovation</b><p>No really, it’s true.<p>It seems like every company is trying to …

The Dirty Little Secret of Project Management

Why don’t more project managers sound an alarm when they’re going to blow past their deadlines? Because most of them have no earthly idea when they’ll finish the job. They don’t even think it’s possible to know. Too many variables. Too much that’s out of their control.<p>That’s the dirty little secret …

Your Estimates Suck (And That's OK) - DPM Party

One of the funnest tasks we have as project managers is getting estimates from developers. You know — because they’re so cooperative about it. To be …

Project Management

How Planning Your Blog Content Can Help You Get More Done

“I don’t like planning out my blog content,” she said.<p>My friend and I were talking about editorial calendars and I, of course, was singing the …

Brett Harned › Digital PM is on the rise

This post appeared today on the ESI PM Perspectives Blog. Thank you to Lindsay Scott for asking me to write the article. I'm pretty happy with what I …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design

Digital Project Management:

It’s more than just getting things done.<p>PM. Digital project manager. Digital PM. Digital strategist. Producer. Interactive project manager. Digital …

Seth's Blog

I can't think of a single time that an individual or an organization has created a brand-new worldview, spread it and then led that tribe.<p>There were …

10 Signs You're Dating a Project Manager - Project Management Hut

Calls the first month of your relationship a “preliminary assessment period.”<p>Talks to the waiter about process flows when dinner arrives …