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 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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  • 1. The Secret to Project Management for the Creative Studio Daniel Schutzmith
  • 2. WHO AM I?
  • 3. www.graphicdefine.org
  • 4. www.choppingblock.com
  • 5. School of VISUAL ARTS
  • 6. What is Project Management?
  • 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. Project Management Defined Scope
  • 9. Project Management Defined Time
  • 10. Project Management Defined Cost
  • 11. Why Do We Use Project Management?
  • 12. Why Project Management? Advantages • saves money • less stress • empowers staff • confirms work ethics • makes repeat customers
  • 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. Project Phases
  • 15. Project Phases 4 D’s
  • 16. Project Phases 1. Discovery
  • 17. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design
  • 18. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design 3. Develop
  • 19. Project Phases 1. Discovery 2. Design 3. Develop 4. Deploy
  • 20. Project Phases Discovery • Kick-off Meeting • Project Planning • Research • Site Map • Technical Specs
  • 21. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Project Scope
  • 22. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Scheduling
  • 23. Project Phases Design • Wireframes / IA • Use cases • Design Comps & Revisions • Interactive Design
  • 24. Project Management Apps Microsoft Project Studiometry
  • 25. Project Management Apps WORKSHEET: Project Management Software
  • 26. Project Phases Develop • Programming • Back-end & Front-end • 3rd Party Integration • Alpha & Beta Launch • Testing
  • 27. Project Phases WORKSHEET: Project Time Sheet
  • 28. Project Phases Deploy • Launch • Wrap-up Meeting • Style Guide / Manual
  • 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. Project Phases
  • 31. Staying Organized
  • 32. Staying Organized Organize All Papers and Files
  • 33. Staying Organized Use Paper Folders
  • 34. Staying Organized
  • 35. Staying Organized Standardize File Structure
  • 36. Staying Organized
  • 37. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Ways to Standardize
  • 38. Staying Organized Organize Tasks
  • 39. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Personal Organizing Systems
  • 40. Staying Organized Retaining Ideas
  • 41. Staying Organized WORKSHEET: Idea Tools
  • 42. When Shit Goes Wrong
  • 43. When Shit Goes Wrong Stay Focued
  • 44. When Shit Goes Wrong Remain Calm
  • 45. When Shit Goes Wrong Don’t Act Too Quickly
  • 46. When Shit Goes Wrong Rely on Your Staff
  • 47. When Shit Goes Wrong Don’t Play the Blame Game
  • 48. When Shit Goes Wrong Realize that Something Will Have to be Sacrificed
  • 49. When Shit Goes Wrong Make a Calculated Decision
  • 50. Change Order
  • 51. Change Order Make It Official
  • 52. Change Order Get it in Writing
  • 53. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made
  • 54. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change
  • 55. Change Order Should Contain: • specific change to be made • cost to make the change • additional time needed for the change
  • 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. 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. Project management can be as easy as you want to make it!
  • 59. Presentation Slides & Worksheets: http://wv07.graphicdefine.org