Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes.
Great advice for Web Project Managers. You can't succeed in leading Web teams if you aren't up to date with the latest innovations and the only way to achieve that is continuous learning...so why are training budgets the first thing companies freeze or cut in hard times?
These interactive, real-time collaboration tools make designers' work easier - wherever you are in the world.
A team of designers does not always work in the same office; you work in distributed groups, and clients can be based all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in - they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner.
These apps come in many varying formats, with some that are created specifically for designers, some that serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, those with tools to make simple annotations, and some are all-in-one web apps that include an element of project management.
Here we gather together 10 of the best available online tools to allow designers to take part in collaborational work in real time.
The first five tools are for collaboration on existing work and mock-ups, whereas the latter five (from 06. to 10.) are best used for concept drafting and brainstorming.
I'm always on the lookout for tools a Web team can use to increase their efficiency and love survey articles listing tools. This is a good collection for designers.
Found another great article for Web Analytics - want to do the ROI calculation on your project goals - you have to understand Analytics and SEO. Here is a great article on Data Scraping. Don't know the term? Well, your SEO or Analytic expert should. Ask them if they do Data Scraping and if they look confused or stumble in their reply send them to this article.
Do people run away screaming when you ask them for recommendations on LinkedIn? Well you’re in luck. Watch this video and all your problems will be solved. Or at least this one.
Great 8 minute video on getting LinkedIn recommendations. If you are struggling with how to ask for recommendations watch the video and learn why you are going about the LinkedIn recommendations all wrong.
Ok - so we all remember the celebrations we had when our wildly successful projects came to an end. My personal favorite was the celebratory breakfast we had at one large financial institution whe...
We all have them - failed projects. Moving on is the key. As a former athlete I compare the process to what any team player must do - put the failure out of your mind and concentrate on doing your job on the next play. Some people take a different approach...
Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.
BaseCamp is used by the majority of my Web Project Management students. Ideal for the small design firm or in-house teams and equally useful for large projects and teams. If you aren't familiar with BaseCamp by now, check it out.
Team management is one of the most critical skills a Web Project Manager needs to develop. If you have a great team that works well together, appreciate what you have. Creative Web teams can be made of brilliant people with a passion for what they do - which is exactly why they can have such a hard time getting along. If you let even a small clique develop in your team, you, your team, your organization and your stakeholders will suffer.
Avoid these four leadership mistakes and you and your team will reap the rewards.
A 5 step process using 90-day time-boxes to help implement your plans The start of a new year always brings a period of reflection and forward planning. N. Marketing topic(s):Planning and budgeting, Web project management.
I came across this 5 step process and found it useful even though the post is a year old. Web Project Managers are often responsible for strategy implementation or work closely with a Web strategiest. This is a useful article that may give you some ideas for improving your strategy success rate.
A brand’s social media presence is only as effective as the person managing it. This is why it is important for social media consultants to not only be well versed in content posting strategies, but also familiar with important metrics that can...
I've long believed that Web Project Managers need to understand the jobs that everyone on the team does. Often these days the Social Media person is someone outside the organization. Here are some important questions you should be aware of and asking.
How to setup a progress meeting. Free download of template to track actions and ensure follow up.
I like templates. I find taking the time to create one forces me to think about the information I need to capture during the project and to consider how I will use that information. We all have to do status meeting reports but this progress meeting template can help capture the critical info. I would use this for the Web team and then write up my executive/stakeholder status meeting report from this.
Remember though - too many reports will have you never actually managing the project, just managing the paperwork! Limit your reports to what improve your project process!
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.