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The Successful Digital PM, Part 1: What is a Digital Project Manager’s Role? | Metal Toad January 29, 2015

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology.
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Project management. Is it a dark art? Is it science? Probably some combination of both. Across the web/app/software development industry, consensus seems to be that finding project managers is easy, but finding great project managers is hard to impossible. At Metal Toad (and likely many similar organizations), a project manager needs a much broader skill set than the ability to create Gannt charts, track budgets, and manage scope. Metal Toad project managers are truly directors of their projects, owning them in their entirety from inception to go-live and beyond. The vast responsibilities of our PMs (see below) make it difficult to find and retain the right talent. Metal Toad has certainly struggled over the years in this area, but we’ve learned a ton along the way, and at this point I’ve nearly perfected who we’re looking for and how we go about finding them.

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