The goal of the project manager is not an easy one. Your job is to get the project completed on-time and on-budget without irritating every other person on the team and giving yourself an ulcer. This is all quite possible — even with the most complex website or app — but not without a thorough understanding of the best practices in digital project management, and some helpful, proven ideas from the trenches.
If all goes well — and it always does — this workshop will take you down three roads over the course of the day. First, we’ll cover the essentials of project management, regardless of the type of project you’re managing. Next, we’ll dive into the tools, documents, and processes that can make managing a digital project more, well, manageable. Then we’ll take on the specifics of dealing with digital projects. Here’s a summary of the topics we’ll be covering:
- Basics of project management, including scoping, budgeting, scheduling, and risk management
- What you need to know about agile, waterfall, and other development methodologies
- Understanding the differing project management needs at each phase of job: discovery, planning, creative, development, deployment, and maintenance
- What every digital project manager needs to know about technology (don’t worry, we’re not going to get into learning HTML, programming, or soldering)
- Online tools and apps to aid planning, scheduling, documentation, and communications
- The psychology of making team members more responsive and responsible
*Lunch is provided. Hot, cold, gluten free and vegetarian selections available.
Prerequisites – None
Who Should Take This Class
This class is for those who are new to project management, for the more experienced who are simply new to managing digital projects, or for anyone who’s been doing this for a while, but without the benefit of training in the fundamentals.
Detailed Class Outline
The Project Lifecycle
- What is The Triangle and how can it help me?
- Project Models – Waterfall vs. Agile smackdown!
- What are the phases of the project lifecycle?
- Setting goals and measuring success – meet the scope documents
- Finding your way with the project roadmap
- How do you estimate time, build schedules, and work with vendors?
- Important stuff to know about User Experience and Design for the web
- Web technology, HTML5, responsive design, and devices
- Risk management, the answer to all your problems
- Tools – Excel, Basecamp, Kanban, SharePoint, Visio, and more!
- Budgets – welcome to the wonderful world of spreadsheets
- Site testing and tools
- What’s a launch plan and why do I write it at the beginning?
Oh, And Also
- Search optimization and marketing
- Measuring success and making it even better – analytics and optimization
- Meeting best practices
- Books ‘n’ Stuff
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
School of Visual Concepts
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