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Running a project marathon

Running a project marathon

Just before Christmas (yes, this has been a long time coming!), Sam Barnes asked me to be involved in the first DPM:UK conference in Manchester. After the initial bout of nerves (HOW many people?!) I jumped at the chance to be involved in such a key event getting the DPM community going in the UK. So what to speak about? Something that had been on my mind for quite a few months was project momentum. Having spent the last few…

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Why a designer shouldn’t project manage

Why a designer shouldn’t project manage

This article started life after a particular Tweet stood out to me on my Twitter feed. Sam Barnes tweeted about an article by Andy Rutledge on project management in January’s .net magazine, arguing that project management should be the responsibility of designers, not project managers. Although that statement might make most project managers think ‘Eh, what’s he on about?!’, Andy makes a number of valid points in the article. He’s partly right: a designer shouldn’t let the project manager stand in between them and the client…

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