Secret to Project Management for the Interactive Studio

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As creatives we often have a very difficult time at planning our projects correctly. The result ends up being missed deadlines and missed opportunities which equate to time and money lost, as well as usually our morale. This presentation will provide a complete overview of what project management entails, will provide a deep demonstration of how a creative studio can successfully plan a project from start to finish, and will show the various paper and software based tools that can help studios ensure they keep an organized and excellent record of the complete life of the project.

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Secret to Project Management for the Interactive Studio

  1. 1. The Secret to Project Management for the Creative Studio Daniel Schutzmith
  2. 2. WHO AM I?
  3. 3. www.graphicdefine.org
  4. 4. www.choppingblock.com
  5. 5. School of VISUAL ARTS
  6. 6. What is Project Management?
  7. 7. Project Management Defined Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources so they deliver all the work required to complete a project within a defined scope, time, and cost constraints
  8. 8. Project Management Defined Scope
  9. 9. Project Management Defined Time
  10. 10. Project Management Defined Cost
  11. 11. Why Do We Use Project Management?
  12. 12. Why Project Management? Advantages • saves money • less stress • empowers staff • confirms work ethics • makes repeat customers
  13. 13. Why Project Management? Why It Can Fail • incomplete plan • poor organization • lack of defined roles • dependency on one person • scope creep • unclear objectives
  14. 14. Project Phases
  15. 15. Project Phases 4 D’s
  16. 16. Project Phases 1. Discovery
  17. 17. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design
  18. 18. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design 3. Develop
  19. 19. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design 3. Develop 4. Deploy
  20. 20. Project Phases Discovery • Kick-off Meeting • Project Planning • Research • Site Map • Technical Specs
  21. 21. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Project Scope
  22. 22. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Scheduling
  23. 23. Project Phases Design • Wireframes / IA • Use cases • Design Comps & Revisions • Interactive Design
  24. 24. Project Management Apps Microsoft Project Studiometry
  25. 25. Project Management Apps WORKSHEET: Project Management Software
  26. 26. Project Phases Develop • Programming • Back-end & Front-end • 3rd Party Integration • Alpha & Beta Launch • Testing
  27. 27. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Project Time Sheet
  28. 28. Project Phases Deploy • Launch • Wrap-up Meeting • Style Guide / Manual
  29. 29. Project Phases Keep a Playbook For every project log the total hours, players, profit/loss, things learned, strengths, weaknesses, and so on. This will help you and your employees understand what projects you like and why.
  30. 30. Project Phases
  31. 31. Staying Organized
  32. 32. Staying Organized Organize All Papers and Files
  33. 33. Staying Organized Use Paper Folders
  34. 34. Staying Organized
  35. 35. Staying Organized Standardize File Structure
  36. 36. Staying Organized
  37. 37. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Ways to Standardize
  38. 38. Staying Organized Organize Tasks
  39. 39. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Personal Organizing Systems
  40. 40. Staying Organized Retaining Ideas
  41. 41. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Idea Tools
  42. 42. When Shit Goes Wrong
  43. 43. When Shit Goes Wrong Stay Focued
  44. 44. When Shit Goes Wrong Remain Calm
  45. 45. When Shit Goes Wrong Don’t Act Too Quickly
  46. 46. When Shit Goes Wrong Rely on Your Staff
  47. 47. When Shit Goes Wrong Don’t Play the Blame Game
  48. 48. When Shit Goes Wrong Realize that Something Will Have to be Sacrificed
  49. 49. When Shit Goes Wrong Make a Calculated Decision
  50. 50. Change Order
  51. 51. Change Order Make It Official
  52. 52. Change Order Get it in Writing
  53. 53. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made
  54. 54. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change
  55. 55. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change • additional time needed for the change
  56. 56. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change • additional time needed for the change • signatures of approval (client and you)
  57. 57. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change • additional time needed for the change • signatures of approval (client and you) • date
  58. 58. Project management can be as easy as you want to make it!
  59. 59. Presentation Slides & Worksheets: http://wv07.graphicdefine.org

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