Web Project Blog Stats, News, Projects, Jobs and Cow Spunk

- January 23, 2012 - by , in DPM News, with 1 comment -

I haven’t posted any new articles for far too long so here’s a bit of web project management related news to get me back into the swing of things. Starting off with a painfully true video…

Although it should be noted not all Web Project Managers are as camp as Ru Paul.

Web Project Management Blog Stats n Stuff

Back in April 2009 I started this web project management blog thinking it would probably die a quick death and no one would read it. To my surprise, and with some shameful self-whoring, it’s had a few visits and some people seem to like my over-opinionated arrogant waffling. A few ego stats…

The top five most popular posts are:

  1. GTD for Web Project Management Revisited.
  2. Estimating Time for Web Projects more Accurately series.
  3. What Makes a Great Web Project Manager.
  4. Pragmatic Web Project Planning series.
  5. The 37Signals Planning Philosophy Mistake.

Recent Mobile Web Project @globaldev

I left Volume this year to join Global Personals as a Web Project Manager. I’ve been there six months now and so far so good. Good company, great people and a whole new set of web project management challenges having only had agency experience previously.

Fancy reading what it’s like to be a Web Project Manager at my gaff? A Day in the Life of a Web Project Manager.

I’ve launched several web projects to date, but recently delivered what was my biggest to date so far and under pretty extreme circumstances – a completely new Mobile platform for the business that currently serves over 10 million users.

This is one I believe both the @globaldev team and I can be proud of for a bloody long time.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Talking of which, @globaldev are growing rapidly and we’re opening a new London office in Waterloo this year and have a load of positions to fill, both for the London and our existing Windsor offices. So if you fancy any of these, or know of anyone that does, get in contact ASAP!

SXSW 2012

Regular readers will know a few of us lowly Web Project Managers submitted a panel proposal for this year’s SXSW: Web Project Management Lessons from Darth Vader. However, despite making it to the very final cut, once again it was access denied boooooo.

Next year I’m going to try again, only this time I intend to use some negotiation tactics I’ve recently learnt!

Web Project Managers Group reaches 1500

Started by Antonio Volpon on LinkedIn, back when I think both of us thought we were the only two Web Project Managers out there, I’m pleased to say the LinkedIn Web Project Managers Group has now grown to over 1500 members and is proving to be a really active community.

I highly recommend you check it out as there are new discussions going on daily where we can all learn a few tips and tricks about our dark art.

Web Project Manager Blogs Discovered

Finally I want to let you know about a few web project management related blogs I’ve come across recently that I’ve really enjoyed reading.

First up we have Suzanne Hayworth. So far she’s only posted a few short articles, but I’d like to encourage her to keep at it :)

Next, while not specifically on the topic of web project management, each post is an absolute gem that contains more expletives than you can shake a stick at and is generally directed at marketing and digital agencies alike – honestly people, have a read and you won’t stop giggling I assure you – for example:

When an agency offers you research, what they’re actually offering you is justification for their shitbrain, cowspunk, sexwater ideas – and they want you to pay for it.
Things I Don’t Want from an Agency, I Am The Client

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… I Am The Client

And on that note, I bid you farewell until the next post.

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  • Actually that all depends on the projects and the company working on it. Like the guys in the video we can either say excuses or do the job. Sometimes excuses do occur, but companies that make sure it doesn’t happen are successful project management companies, isn’t it?

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