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Video: I’m A Project Manager, And I’m Not Being Treated With Respect…

By 26/08/2019 September 20th, 2021 No Comments

Are you being treated with respect for your role as a project manager? Or are you being treated more like an administrative assistant who gets very little say in the actual management of your projects?

Unfortunately, this issue seems to come up pretty frequently among our PM peers. In fact, a member of our DPM Expert team, Patrice Embry, dedicated an article to clarify how and why PM and Admin Assistant roles are different.

We have ~3000 digital project managers in our Slack community, which exists to connect DPMs with their peers and share resources and advice.

A project manager in our Slack community recently reached out with a cry for help. After 12 years as a project manager, they landed a role in an environment where they weren’t allowed to write a project scope, issue change orders, or track budget.

They asked a question that many PMs have asked themselves:

How can we find environments that support and cultivate strong project managers?


How do you vett a job offer so you only accept roles where you’ll be respected for your role and encouraged to grow?

DPM Expert Kelly Suter and I dig into these questions and provide our answers below:

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I hope this advice helps more of you land roles in places that respect all of the knowledge and dedication you bring to the organization as a project manager.

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Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising 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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