We get meta with our inaugural issue and feature stories about getting started. DPM veteran, Dave Prior, shares some wisdom for initiating the fresh into the war zone. The CBC’s Kevin Gibson asks what tech companies are seeking in modern day project managers, and Rachel Gertz unveils the roadmap for Louder Than Ten.
Train with us and flip your projects right‑side‑up
- Charge what you’re worth and get paid sooner
- Watch clients offer to pay for changes before you mention them
- Anticipate your cash-flow more accurately and make better revenue predictions
- Hone your efficiency by keeping your calendar clean and your timelines tight
- Reclaim your evenings and weekends like a mighty warrior
- Say no to unrealistic timelines with a smile that’s reciprocated
- Maneuver through tough conversations and soften stony faces
- Turn clients into partners and teams into allies who all pull together
- End bad client or team relationships and feel good about it
- Land on the money when estimating functionality, scope, and project risks
- Keep a tight grip on project scope and push additional requests to phase two or three or seven
- Say no when it matters and yes when it adds up
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Working with Travis and Rachel Gertz is a true pleasure. They’re passionate about delivering informed, quality work which balances end users’ needs with business goals yet remain affable and communicative throughout a project’s span. The digital design and development industry is better because of them.
Rachel has that rare gift of maintaining contagious optimism even when things get rocky. She's able to speak to clients in a way that answers their concerns without hurting the team or the goals of the project. I've seen her share her experiences as a PM with a crowd and watch the audience get it immediately. She's a natural born teacher.
Rachel and Travis are the best kind of people: smart, kind, creative and hard working. Oh and fun. They're a pleasure to be around, and so full of ideas and energy it's both inspiring and contagious. Their ability to mix fun, ingenuity and elbow grease into things always seems to result in the unique, at times very entertaining, and always effective.