Pragmatism in the real world

Day Camp 4 Developers #3: Project Management

I’m delighted to be able to announce that I’m speaking at the next Day Camp 4 Developers on 1st October.

Day Camp 4 Developers is a one-day online conference run by our friend Cal Evans and is now onto its 3rd outing. An online conference is one that you attend in your own home (or office!) which keeps the costs down considerably, so you have no excuse not to buy a ticket: just $40!

Day Camp 4 Developers is unusual in that it it concentrates on the “soft” skills that a developer needs in order to do their job well. The topic for this Day Camp is Project Management which is something that every developer should have knowledge about. Even if you aren’t a project manager yourself, understanding what it is and why it helps is vital for your career development in any team based undertaking.

I’m talking on how we manage projects in my company. The idea is to give you an idea of the things that have to be done in order to take a proposal through to a live website as there’s more to it than just writing the code. I’ve found that now that all of our team here understand the project management side of the job, the whole process goes much more smoothly and more profitably for everyone. Hopefully I’ll be able to help you understand what your project managers are doing during their day too!