Tweaking your approach to how you get things done can unleash creativity and help you accomplish your goals. Here are some helpful tactics from our Project Manager Derrick.
What are the best ways to deal with any roadblocks and lower stress levels when acting as a project manager? Here are five tips to help you manage those fears and thrive.
As projects ramp up and we all race to deliver on deadlines, often my impulse is to shift into high gear and speed up as well. But then my intuition kicks me and says hey, slow it down — knowing that in the end, it will pay off. Slow down to go faster. This is how I […]
When I started as a project manager, there were just a few project management tools available, and assets were stored on a hosted server that required FTP access. If you worked in Windows, you created your project plan in MS Project. If you were a Mac person, Merlin was its equivalent. Both were secure, robust […]
Recently, I was asked: what’s the number one tip I’d share with a project manager newly embarking on their career? I put some thought to all the areas of project management and realized there are lots of tips to share with someone new: Make sure you drive your project Stay on top of your schedule Keep a […]
Everyone on a job cherishes a fantastic project manager. They are able to balance strong, project-driven leadership with empathetic support for the team. These days, anyone can benefit by thinking like a project manager. Here are the characteristics that the best project managers possess. 1. They are natural born leaders. It doesn’t require much effort […]
Back in my early days of advertising, I was the “everything” girl at a small agency. Setting up the office, copywriting, managing production, and client services all fell into my court. I eventually brought in new business. My first client was a social acquaintance that managed a “fancy” restaurant in Hong Kong, and I’d somehow […]
At a time when there are so many avenues for online communication — from email, Facebook and Twitter, to instant messaging, chat rooms, and texting — it’s vital that you not only pay attention to what you say, but how and where you say it. As a highly acerbic person, I can tell you from […]
The other day, I had a classic producer meltdown. As much as I pride myself on my pragmatism, this still happens every once in a while. Everything was going perfectly. The project plan was in place, the schedule was manageable, the resources were allotted, and our client and we were aligned. Then…things changed. Over the […]
A great creative brief is a vital document that should be produced for every marketing project. Much like the importance of a great kickoff meeting, a creative brief is a critical step that sets a project up for success and offers guiding principles. The Creative Compass The brief acts as a compass for the team […]