CEO at Econsultancy
10 October 2000 07:15am
Producers, Project Managers, Webmasters, Online Managers, Project Directors, E-commerce Managers, Account Manager etc. etc. all have to be adept at project management to do their jobs well.
However, I have found that the resources available to these people in developing their project management skills, in particular in relation to interactive digital projects (primarily web, but also wireless, kiosk and iTV), are very poor.
Hopefully we can redress some of these shortfalls of information and knowledge sharing through this forum.
Issues covered could include project management resources, techniques, development methods, team management, communications skills, documentation, QA, software tools, recommended books, virtual project management etc.
Business analyst at Deluxe
03 November 2000 19:37pm
I am halfway through your book on Web Project Management and enjoying it very much. I work in a New Media department in a company in which there is also a traditional IS department and we are constantly struggling to explain how managing web projects are similar and yet different from IS projects. Your book is giving me the framework for this.
06 November 2000 13:25pm
Glad to hear the book is helping. Creating a succesful web site really does require a mix of marketing/commercial skills and IS skills. Traditionally these 2 departments have been separate and haven't even tended to get on too well. Now, they have to work together to create a great customer experience.
A large part of the project manager's role is trying to facilitate this fusion - being able to 'talk different languages' I call it in the book. This can be emotionally quite tiring as I'm sure you're aware! In my experience it is slowly getting easier though as e-business skills and awareness become more commonplace and the projects themselves get higher level buy in and sponsorship.
On 19:37:3 3 November 2000 mjkas wrote:
>I am halfway through your book on Web Project Management
>and enjoying it very much. I work in a New Media
>department in a company in which there is also a
>traditional IS department and we are constantly struggling
>to explain how managing web projects are similar and yet
>different from IS projects. Your book is giving me the
>framework for this.
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