Tell us what ails you and we’ll make it better.
Think of this as a Dear Abby made just for digital project managers. There have been countless times I wished I had someone to sound off on, even if it was just to hear “you’re not crazy”. Let me be the cushion to your question, the soothsayer to appropriate action. The Dear Sugar to our profession. I’m your cheerleader, your sister, your confidante – but never your mother.
We’re Here To Help
So… how’s work? Tell me everything! Seriously. I know something’s nagging at you.
- Have you started a new job and realized you’ve made a huge mistake?
- Do you work with a creative diva that drives you up the wall?
- Do you get panic attacks from the ping of Slack notifications?
What Ails You?
Tell us and we’ll make it better. I mean we’re all in this together, right?
The DPM Squad
I'm doing this because I’ve been there. I’ve held my own in shouting matches between Creatives, Developers and Account Managers. I’ve had to call clients 3 times in a single day to break increasingly bad news. I’ve had to chase Creative Directors across time zones to get them to call into a meeting on time. This is a safe space to ask your questions anonymously. I've got your back.
I’ll do my best to help on every question but when I can’t I’ll call upon my trusted sources. I’ve got a wide swath of guest stars who can come and advise and prescribe based upon the situation.
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I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a “minimum requirements” kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support.
We are a digital marketing agency and we have a small team of 4 people handling around 20 clients. We’ve tried Scrum and, like you said, the time spent in the rituals as ridiculous and they quickly got sidelined. We are so disorganized that we literally start each day not sure what to work on or what’s the most important for a client or deadline or objective.