Hey folks, what's the best digital project management book to recommend to a friend with a small agency? Something that can teach the basics of estimating, communication, project management processes, tools etc?
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Web ReDesign 2.0
by Emily CotlerWhether you are a designer, a site producer, an in-house webmaster, or a company owner trying to move your web presence to the next level, this book is for you. If you're immersed in the educational, governmental, or corporate worlds and looking for an easy-to-read, up-to-date overview of web processes, this book is for you. Why? Because in it Kelly Goto and Emily Cotier present the framework for a cohesive web workflow plan that will help you save time, money, and headaches. The web is ever-changing; this Core Process applies to all design and redesign projects, from the simplest to the most complex. Use this book as a mutable resource. Adapt it into a methodology that works for you. Call it a plan, call it a roadmap, call it a guide - we call it Workflow That Works, because that's what it is.
by Melanie BrownThe tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl – and the truth behind the headlines As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.
Managing Projects in the Real World
by Melanie McBrideManaging Projects in the Real World provides clear and actionable advice to project managers for recognizing, anticipating, and overcoming challenges associated with the human component of leading others. The mechanics of project management are rational and straightforward to learn. The art of project management is irrational and complex to learn. Project managers need to develop a repertoire of soft skills that are typically hard for them, since they rose through the ranks to that position by virtue of superior reasoning skills. But if a project manager cannot adjudicate the clash of personalities, finesse the friction between assigned and preferred roles, steer clear of hidden hazards, and diplomatically resolve overlapping assertions of competing authority—that project manager is in a world of trouble. From the human perils of project management, nobody is better qualified to rescue beleaguered project managers than Melanie McBride—veteran PM and author of the Intel blog, The Accidental Profession. She sheds light on those dark, dusty places that fall between the cracks of theory and best practice out in the real world where irate colleagues, unrealistic product launch dates, and virtual meetings reign supreme and run amok. In this book you’ll find targeted discussions and specific techniques to empower you to meet the challenges that project managers face every day. The book is structured into project phases to help any project manager on any kind of project jump right to the tried and true solution for the challenge at hand.