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10 Questions A New Project Manager Must Ask Before Starting A Project

By | Communication, General, How-to Guides, How-to Managing And Controling, How-to Project Initiation, How-to Project Planning, Leadership & Team Management, PM Hacks & Productivity, PM Skills & Best Practices, Stakeholder Management, Topics | One Comment

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a Project Manager is being thrown into a project that’s already underway. So how do you start it right? Find out 10 basic project management questions that every PM must ask when thrown into a new project.

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QA Please and Thank you!

By | Dear DPM, General, How-to Guides, How-to Project Closing, PM Skills & Best Practices, Quality Management, Topics | 2 Comments

I work for an agency that produces client marketing sites. There is heavy involvement from DPMs during the design, architecture and content phases – but as projects move into the development phase their involvement starts to decrease. When the site is done being developed, it goes through an internal review and QA process where the DPMs are hands-off and expect other team members to manage the backlog and prioritization.
Big picture I think they are loosing insight into trends: what mistakes are we making every project, how many client issues are getting logged, etc. Am I wrong? I’m looking to get an understanding of the expectations of the DPM. Can you all help?

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DPM Podcast: Getting Stuff Done (with Cedric Waldburger)

By | DPM Podcast, General, How-to Guides, How-to Managing And Controling, PM Hacks & Productivity, Topics | No Comments

Project managers are masters of getting stuff done. But what are the tricks for getting more stuff done, better? Ben Aston chats with Cédric Waldburger, founder of SendTask, to discuss everything from crypto currencies to founding companies, and how we can get more done by making our lives simpler.

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Help Me Handle the Holiday Cray!

By | Dear DPM, General | No Comments

It’s holiday season which means chasing deadlines, demanding client needs, and of course – the Company Holiday Party! This is the time of year that is trying both personally and professionally. Everything in the media is telling us we’re not doing enough – and to boot, we’re trying to stay balanced and do our best to meet our client needs with also minding our internal teams capacity. What I want to ask, is how can PM’s can find balance in this busy time?

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Why Not Me?

By | Dear DPM, General | No Comments

Ugh, so I can’t stop thinking about this side job that I was up for and didn’t get. I can’t stop thinking about why I wasn’t picked!! I am pretty sure I know who wound up getting it and now I can’t stop thinking about how I measure up to that guy and what I should be doing differently. Whatever it is, I can’t seem to let it go. HELP.

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