‘project management’ Videos

  • Adam Rasheed: Becoming a Wordpress Sherpa: A Guide to Pain-Free Project Management and leading your Clients to Success

    Adam Rasheed: Becoming a WordPress Sherpa: A Guide to Pain-Free Project Management and leading your Clients to Success

    WordCamp Riverside 2017Speaker: Adam Rasheed

    September 16, 2019 — Ever had a project to side-ways? Find out how to prevent it from happening ever again, and making sure site your project is a success by addressing issues like: getting content on time, collaborating effectively with other consultants (designers, copywriters, photographers), preventing scope creep, website mainatenance, and much more.

  • Janine Paris: Don’t waste your shmoney on project management

    Janine Paris: Don’t waste your shmoney on project management

    WordCamp Asheville 2019Speaker: Janine Paris

    August 8, 2019 — Project management at its best removes obstacles to doing great work by helping clients and teams collaborate effectively and providing great data for business decisions. At its worst, it’s a complex administrative system for reporting statuses on failed or failing projects.
    It’s tempting to try to fix bad project management situations with software, since that’s what we make for other people-websites, plugins, blocks, or themes that solve various business problems. Before you spend that hard-earned cash on expensive software, though, let’s talk about some less spendy ways to provide value and focus on what we’re really here to do.
    Takeaways:

    Understand what you, your boss, and/or your team need from you before investing in software or other tools.
    Tools for task management, process automation, invoicing and budget tracking, and project management.
    How to learn from bad practices and bad data.

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  • Jessi Gurr: Project Management for Developers

    Jessi Gurr: Project Management for Developers

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019Speaker: Jessi Gurr

    June 26, 2019 — April 6, 2019, 10 am Horseshoe Ranch Room, University Center, College of the Canyons — Whether you are working as a freelancer, or as part of a team, chances are that communicating with customers falls somewhere in your job description. As a website developer, you love the part of your job where you get to develop – but you also need to develop communication and project management skills to help you stay on top of projects, interact with your customers, and make sure that projects don’t spiral out of control or take more money or time than you budgeted.

    In this talk, Jessi Gurr will discuss the basics of project management. You’ll learn techniques for getting a project started on the right foot – things like making sure that your customer contracts are crystal clear, and setting up clear timelines and project milestones. You’ll also learn how to handle scope creep, and how to deal with projects that have fallen off course.

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  • Sandy Edwards: Picking Your Project Management Software for Success

    Sandy Edwards: Picking Your Project Management Software for Success

    WordCamp Raleigh 2019Speaker: Sandy Edwards

    June 5, 2019 — As the owner of a WordPress agency, I find myself in need of good tools, and one important tool for my business is a Project Management system.

    Choosing a Project Management system can be an overwhelming and daunting task. I get asked frequently which project management software they should use for their company, or even which system is my favorite.

    This talk will discuss why I chose different setups for different companies I have worked with over the years, and the pros and cons to each.

  • Beth Livingston: How to Leverage your Project Management Methodology to Set Yourself Apart from Your Competition

    Beth Livingston: How to Leverage your Project Management Methodology to Set Yourself Apart from Your Competition

    WordCamp Raleigh 2019Speaker: Beth Livingston

    May 21, 2019 — Let’s face it, the technical solution from one WordPress provider is probably going to look a lot like the next one. There will be a theme, plugins, maybe some custom css or a little coding – but generally, the proposed solutions will be similar. So how do you set yourself above your competition when your technical skills and solution are fairly equal?

    What if you were able to tell your client that:
    – you have a way of estimating the project so that there are NO surprises along the way
    – you have a way to plan for and manage change that does not include an arbitrary “pad” amount added to the estimate
    – you have a way of defining the website and gathering the content that reduces the chance for scope creep
    – you have a way to ensure that the project gets completed on time and within budget

    In this presentation, I will show attendees how to craft these sections of of their project management methodology and use it as a unique value proposition when presenting to a client.

  • Beth Livingston: How to Stop Scope Creep Once and For All

    Beth Livingston: How to Stop Scope Creep Once and For All

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: Beth Livingston

    January 10, 2019 — This session will provide actionable steps for implementing some proven (and easy) project management techniques to stop the dreaded “scope creep” that so many WordPress practitioners struggle with when providing services for others.

    Takeaways:

    The 6 Principles of Productivity Management You Knew and Then Forgot
    What to Put in the Contract so You Get Paid for Change
    How to Effectively Manage Change

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  • Sandy Edwards: Picking your Project Management Software for Success

    Sandy Edwards: Picking your Project Management Software for Success

    WordCamp Birmingham 2018Speaker: Sandy Edwards

    January 3, 2019 — Choosing a Project Management system can be an overwhelming and daunting task. As a project manager, I get asked frequently which project management software they should use for their company, or even which system is my favorite.

    This talk will discuss why I chose different setups for different companies I have worked with over the years, and the pros and cons to each.

  • Ryan King: WordPress as Project Management Hub

    Ryan King: WordPress as Project Management Hub

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Ryan King

    January 1, 2019 — We built a custom intranet for our museum using WordPress tied to online forms, notifications, and Slack / Asana connections. It empowers our staff to create and share documents, submit work requests, and track project. In this brief lightning session, hear about the planning, tools, and implementation to bring everything together to create an interactive productivity hub that you can use for your organization.

  • Jessi Gurr: Project Management for Developers

    Jessi Gurr: Project Management for Developers

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Jessi Gurr

    December 29, 2018 — Whether you are working as a freelancer, or as part of a team, chances are that communicating with customers falls somewhere in your job description. As a website developer, you love the part of your job where you get to develop – but you also need to develop communication and project management skills to help you stay on top of projects, interact with your customers, and make sure that projects don’t spiral out of control or take more money or time than you budgeted.

    In this talk, we will discuss the basics of project management. You’ll learn techniques for getting a project started on the right foot – things like making sure that your customer contracts are crystal clear, and setting up clear timelines and project milestones. You’ll also learn how to handle scope creep, and how to deal with projects that have fallen off course.

    We will highlight a few (free!) project management tools that you can use to help keep things running smoothly. We’ll go through some developer/client relationship scenarios that come up frequently in our industry, and brainstorm ways to get through difficult experiences.

  • Dee Teal: Project Management Principles to improve Life, Work, and your Mental Health

    Dee Teal: Project Management Principles to improve Life, Work, and your Mental Health

    WordCamp Brisbane 2017Speaker: Dee Teal

    August 9, 2018 — Project Management Principles to improve Life, Work, and your Mental Health
    Whether you work alone as a freelancer or solopreneur, as a product maker, a developer, content writer, home maker, blogger, or business owner, there will be times you have to deliver things. It may be a product, it may be a renovation, it may be a website, a bunch of cakes for the PTA cake stall, heck, it could even be a tiny human… but you have made a commitment and now have to deliver..