Everything about web project management at J. Boye Aarhus 14
The social winds of change
Mobile and digital communication are penetrating even the most remote areas of the world making distance less important than ever when it comes to reach. Enabled by the channels of for instance social media, we are able to engage with other cultures and help facilitate change in communities in far away corners of the world – even without leaving our bed. It has never been this easy to facilitate change. Or has it?
Are we really changing the world? Sure, the possibility of facilitating capacity-building amongst those who need it is there, but don’t we just end up building new presences for knowledge and information that we consume without actually engaging? Or is it possible to empower people and help them learn something, which in turn will help them solve issues in their communities?
Explaining your project’s value using traditional business metrics
In the history of the Web, it’s often been reason enough to do something because it’s cool. But in the private and public sectors, there has to be a real reason for spending money. Digital professionals need to be able to justify why they are spending company resources and they need to do so using traditional business metrics.
In this Q&A styled interview, Philippe Parker who is Director of Strategic Technology at Macmillan Publishing in London, shares his perspective on how you identify business benefits of going digital, how you use this knowledge to make better decisions, and finally how you persuade your boss to keep digitizing.
7 content related risks you should avoid
King Content has firmly held the throne ever since he was crowned. However, many tend to forget that he is the sovereign when it comes to producing actual content. Jake DiMare, Digital Strategist at Boston based Agency Oasis, has been building CMS driven websites for the past 15 years, and he wishes that more people were aware of the fact that C in CMS stands for Content and content matters.
All too often, project stakeholders are so wrapped up worrying about technical risks or marveling over new designs that content can nearly be forgotten or worse – treated as an unimportant ‘detail’ to be figured out later. If you are a project manager, sponsor, or executive stakeholder, this is a far bigger risk than you may realize.
At the J. Boye Aarhus 14 conference in November, Jake DiMare will take you through these risks and give you hands-on and directly applicable advice on how to avoid making these common mistakes.