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Managing yourself projects & clients - WordCamp Miami presentation

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Managing yourself projects & clients - WordCamp Miami presentation

  1. 1. YOURSELF, PROJECTS & CLIENTS MANAGING
  2. 2. FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR THE VERSATILITY GROUP THEVERSATILITYGROUP.COM DIANE KINNEY @DKINNEY
  3. 3. WHO NEEDS THESE SKILLS?
  4. 4. EVERYBODY DESIGNERS, DEVELOPERS, CONTENT CREATORS, PLUGIN BUILDERS, PRODUCT DEVELOPERS, THEME MAKERS - EVERYONE
  5. 5. WITH EFFICIENCY COMES GROWTH MARGIN OPPORTUNITY
  6. 6. WHAT DO I KNOW?
  7. 7. BIG TOPIC WE’LL COVER A LITTLE BIT
  8. 8. MANAGING YOURSELF
  9. 9. BRUTAL HONESTY Banking Accounting Small site changes Documentation Design Data Architecture Marketing Plans Consulting HATE LOVE
  10. 10. LEVERAGE YOUR STRENGTHS SHORE UP YOUR WEAKNESSES
  11. 11. OPTIMIZE YOURSELF FLUID BUT SCHEDULED TIMEBOX SIMPLE TASK LISTS GO ANALOG
  12. 12. BIG PICTURE REVIEW, PREVIEW REDUCE FRICTION REPEATABLE PROCESSES ALWAYS GET BETTER
  13. 13. MANAGING OTHERS TEAMMATES, VENDORS, EMPLOYEES, CLIENTS
  14. 14. EASIER WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR ACT TOGETHER (NEVER ACTUALLY EASY)
  15. 15. EXPECTATIONS & PADDING
  16. 16. ACCOMMODATING & LEVERAGING DIFFERENT STYLES
  17. 17. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW TRIAGE
  18. 18. TAKEAWAYS
  19. 19. BE SELF-AWARE
  20. 20. SMALL STEADY CHANGES
  21. 21. NOT WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE THINKS DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
  22. 22. FIND ME @DKINNEY- HAPPY TO HELP THANK YOU

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