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Project Management a real story Joomla World Conference 2013

  1. 1. Project Management a Real Story Slideshare.net/jessicadunbar @ jessicadunbar jess.dunbar@ anything-digital.c
  2. 2. Expectations
  3. 3. Thank you organizers of # jwc13 @joomlaconf #joomlarocks
  4. 4. . Victor Drover (Milwaukee, WI) Vali Barbu-Nicusor (Romania) Jef Channell (USA) Yannick Gaultier (France) Ron van Schaik (Canada)
  5. 5. . Victor Drover Vali Barbu-Nicusor Jef Channell Ron van Schaik Francesco Abeni Pierr-Andre Pizzotti David Allan
  6. 6. What is your top challenge of project management? Tools Forgetting to do the m anagem ent bit and gett sw am ped w ith 'doing' the w ork resource allocation Team agreem ent clarity
  7. 7. Project Management Tools
  8. 8. Boring
  9. 9. Fear of Judgment
  10. 10. Change = Risk
  11. 11. It's just another system
  12. 12. Project management tools don't solve problems
  13. 13. It takes a lot of work
  14. 14. What PM systems do not do
  15. 15. What is Project management anyway?
  16. 16. Accidental PM
  17. 17. PM process
  18. 18. Agency Perspective Close the sale Great Design Great Development Marketing!
  19. 19. Be On Time “We didn’t lose the game, we just ran out of time.” -Vince Lombardi
  20. 20. Startup Perspective Get More Sales Great Design Great Development Marketing!
  21. 21. Freelancer Perspective I want to eat
  22. 22. Freelancer Process Budge, Scope Lets Get This Party Started!
  23. 23. Agency Process Budget, scope Great! Lets get started ●
  24. 24. We have a new project! Can you help me estimate it And BTW I agreed on price and scope
  25. 25. U nderbid All nighters Team is unhappy The Client is un happy
  26. 26. How do you change this?
  27. 27. “This w hole collaboration, w e'l w ork together as a team '... I fn it f***ing dif cult...” -D ec 2010 Fast C om pany Article
  28. 28. Project troubles
  29. 29. Don't screw your team members
  30. 30. You forget to add in 480 hours
  31. 31. Planning & Estimating
  32. 32. Team buy in
  33. 33. highest priority
  34. 34. Team Values and culture
  35. 35. Accountability Acknow ledgm ent Finds Solutions rather than Blam e others
  36. 36. Commitment “W inning is not a som etim e thing, it is an all th tim e thing. You don’t do things right once in a w hile… you do them right all the tim e.” -Vince Lom bardi
  37. 37. Humor
  38. 38. Mind reading
  39. 39. Information Gathering
  40. 40. Communication
  41. 41. Respect Your Teammates!
  42. 42. High Performance Teams I began to think about all the jobs I had held a realized that the m ore I felt respected and respected the organization, its leaders, m y tea m em bers, and the w ork that I did has a lot to w ith project success
  43. 43. Speaking of Gratitude •
  44. 44. How does your team work? “P eople w ho w ork together w ill w in, w heth it be against co m plex football defenses, or the problem s of m odern society.” -Vince Lom bardi
  45. 45. Contact info
  46. 46. Complete Your Tasks
  47. 47. houseclean “just a friendly rem inder from the housecleaner close your git hub tasks” -Pierre-André Vullioud •
  48. 48. Problems
  49. 49. How many people are active on social media?
  50. 50. There is no emotion in virtual communication • (y) = Thum bsup • •
  51. 51. Bad communication is a project killer
  52. 52. The Project There are tw o fundam ental roles in any busine transaction, a custom er (one w ho w ants or needs som ethi • and a provider (one w ho has or can acquire th sam e thing). • • •
  53. 53. Bringing these two roles together has been a challenge mankind has faced since IT was born
  54. 54. Since we invented IT, the single biggest challenge has been communicating what the customer wants in a manner that the developers can deliver.
  55. 55. Defne each deliverable in detail.
  56. 56. Defne the acceptance terms for every deliverable.
  57. 57. summary of all deliverables and track them throughout the project.
  58. 58. Remember, it is never too late to course-correct a project.
  59. 59. The client
  60. 60. review the SOW with your client before it is signed.
  61. 61. Lead a great kickof meeting
  62. 62. Limit customer representation in the kickof meeting.
  63. 63. Discrepancies
  64. 64. Communicate everything.
  65. 65. Deliver bad news early.
  66. 66. Keep them informed of the project budget status.
  67. 67. Progress Report Project Project M anager (insert your nam e) Date (Rem em ber to change this)
  68. 68. Progress Reports (continued) Tasks com pleted last w eek Tasks to be com pleted this w eek Web project schedule update Project com pletion % Q uestions, com m ents
  69. 69. Involve senior management.
  70. 70. Acceptance
  71. 71. Strive for 2 hour em ail replies Show your customer you are connected.
  72. 72. Content
  73. 73. Task Content small Pieces About Us Page • Show exam ples • Review it • Praise them •
  74. 74. Deliver.
  75. 75. Assess & Success
  76. 76. Tweet Request Hey @ron_v_s #keep That Sh!t up! #yourock
  77. 77. No Wordpress sites were harmed in the making of this presentation
  78. 78. Community Rocks Slideshare.net/jessicadunbar @ jessicadunbar jess.dunbar@ anything-digital.

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