What kind of PM do you want to be, and how do you get there?
Becoming a Technical Project Manager
With everything going on in life: kids, doctor appointments, car repairs, reality show auditions, aren’t we ALL really project managers??? No, we are not. "Doing several related things" isn’t a project, and being in their general vicinity isn’t project management.
Successful project managers in the Drupal world require both soft skills and technical skills. Lacking either, we become panicked appointment setters who scurry from stakeholder to developer like bewildered apes.
Two experienced project managers will cover what skills are needed, how to really figure out what you are good at, and what to add to your toolbelt. This will include:
- Project lifecycle management
- Agile, Waterfall, and Phased Polaron Methodologies
- Why Projects Fail or Succeed
- Estimation & Resourcing
- What a Technical Project Manager should know
- Metrics, Reporting, and Documentation
If you are a beginner you will emerge from this session with an expert’s perspective on project management. You will garner the respect of all around you. You will gain authority where once there was only derision. Your words will command a respect usually entrusted only to revolutionaries, iconoclasts, and bartenders. Your projects will be overflowing with laughter, back-slaps, moments majestic and intervals sublime.