Project emergencies usually happen when you least expect them or can least afford them. When they do occur the person with the ultimate responsibility for handling the emergency is --- you guessed it -- the Web Project Manager! Good article with some practical advice.
After telecom giant TeliaSonera allegedly allowed authoritarian governments to snoop on their citizens, Mozilla contemplates whether or not to issue it a new root certificate. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
Workamajig, Web-Based Ad Agency Software and Project Management Groupware for Design and Creative firms, was recently named the most popular Project Management Solution for In-house and Ad Agency Creative teams by How Magazine.
Worth checking this project management software out if you are not familiar with it. Article gives a brief overview and lists key features.
If you build it they will come, but they might not be trustworthy. Web Project Managers need to understand security concerns and be able to hold their own in conversations about security, especially small firms without a security experts on staff. The new mobile push brings new issues to the table, discussed in this piece.
The user experience of websites has improved by leaps and bounds, but there are still sites out there that may leave you asking, “What were they thinking?!”
There are basically 3 generations using Websites and this article makes a great point of the different expectations and behavior patterns each bring with them when they interact with a site. If your team doesn't have a UX designer (and even if they do) be aware of these differences and make sure your site is providing what your readers need to be comfortable. Are you targetted at marketing to one generation over the other two? Great, your job is easier, but if you are addressing an older or younger generation or all three, then you want to know what each generation wants from a site.
Project Management is a beast. Communication, sharing documents, tracking time: managing a project can become a headache real quick.
The list is short but if you are a startup and don't have the cash to spend on a project management service or sw, then this list is worth taking a look at. You can find low cost/no cost project management tools.
As content marketing continues to grown, content marketing directors need a scaleable solution for keeping their editorial calendars in check.
Content marketing is getting as complex as Web project management and every web team seems to be adding a content manager. This article discusses what content management can gain from project management.
Facilitating the team’s communication channels is the single most important effort of a good project manager.
Leadership is all about understanding a need and working with a team to fulfill that need, no matter the size of the organization. This article is especially important for people who manage Web Project Managers. The Web Project Manager's value is in their ability to make their teams successful. If the team is successful, the project will be successful.
Having trouble communicating with your remote team? Shared the wrong file to the team, and it takes 3 hours to resend to them one by one again? Your remote team misunderstands your project’s milestones and even objective?
I love top ten lists because it is a way for busy Web project managers to get good info quickly and the list is a reference you can go back to later when you need to do an in-depth analysis. If you are working with remotely teams, this is a good top 10 list for you.
With the impending death of Google Reader, RSS fiends are scrambling to find a replacement platform. And options abound. Feedly knows this, and it wants to make your transition to the other side as painless as possible.
I've been looking for a Google Reader replacement. Feedly seems to be what I need. If you aren't familiar with it, here is an article describing Feedly and why it might be a good alternative for you.
Time management is a basic skill for project managers. The best project managers ensure they are productive for most of their time and avoid time-wasters.
Web project managers must be skilled in tracking time and task estimates, but with all the constant interruptions in their day, they need to develop strategies for getting their own work done too. These are standard tips, but if you struggle to complete your own to do list each day, being reminded of these tips can be helpful.
The following are reasons (not excuses) why obtaining approvals and commitments in writing is important and some key areas that need to be approved in writing.
Getting written approval can be difficult, especially for inhouse Web teams in informal organizations, however, written approval sets expectations and that is crucial to project success. It may take time, but documenting agreements is best for stakeholders, the team and the Web project manager.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.