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.

We will cover what skills are needed, how to figure out where you excel, and where you need to ramp up.

This will include:

  • Project lifecycle management
  • Agile, Waterfall, and Reverse-Chaos 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.

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