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My 6 Most Painful Project Management Mistakes—And Solutions

By 13/08/2018 No Comments

Digital Project Management Webinar - 6 powerful lessons

I’ll Begin With An Honest Admission: I Started Out Clueless.

I began my career as an intern in ad agency and grew into the role of account manager. After a few years, I found myself transitioning into my first role as a digital project manager. I’d been told that by those recruiting me that it was effectively the same role as before—but it definitely wasn’t.

I’d never actually created a budget, a timeline, or a statement of work. My first day as a project manager was a bit of a rude awakening as I quickly realized I had absolutely no idea how to do it properly. I had a bad case of imposter syndrome. I was sure that at any second, someone would walk up to me and say, “What on Earth are you doing?”

Fast-forward 15 Years…

More than a decade later, I’ve had the opportunity to run some big project management teams at some of the best digital agencies out there, and I’ve learned many valuable lessons along the way.

Here, I’ve summarized my learnings into 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn. These are the things I wish someone had told me when I started 15 years ago—and that’s why I created a webinar in order to share them with you.

Save yourself the headache—learn from my mistakes so that you, as a project manager, can make more strategic decisions and lead your project teams with confidence.

Who Can Benefit From The Webinar?

In the webinar, we’ll cover 6 game-changing project management lessons that will help you if:

  • you’ve just landed (or trying to land) your first proper PM role
  • you’re looking to boost your skills in managing complex digital projects
  • you’re looking for some formal PM training

This webinar is a great place to start if you want to boost your PM career.

In addition to covering off the 6 Powerful Lessons, I’ll take a moment to introduce The DPM’s upcoming online course in Mastering Digital Project Management.

This webinar is an especially good place to start if you’d like to save $ on PM training.

In the webinar, we’re giving participants access to special promo pricing for the online course as a big “Thank You!” for being part of The DPM community.

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager. I've been in the industry for more than 10 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from video virals to CMS’, flash games to banner ads and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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