Being Creative Takes Practice... A Good Management Practice

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Whether working freelance, on a project team, or just being a corporate puppet, “creatives” need a good management practice more than ever. It is really not enough to be creative or talented in the world of digital media. Good time management, communication management and project management are necessary elements for career success.

This solo presentation will demonstrate a high level view of good management techniques for creative people that want to push their careers forward. Two-thirds of the session will be a prepared presentation in order to establish a fruitful dialogue with the attendees for the back third of the session.

Management topics can include:

  • Defining scope of work to ensure a successful completion
  • Effective communications with stakeholders (team leads, customers, company execs)
  • Agile vs. waterfall project management (why care?)
  • Building a good base for future work (creating a work library)
  • Managing personal workflow to preserve quality of life and lessen project crunch time.

A good source of references will be provided at the end of the session for further interest in the topic.

LEVEL: Beginner

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23 attendees

  • Aimee Woodall
  • Amy Hayes
  • Randi Bender
  • Brett Harned
  • Bruno Alves Mendonça
  • Chiara Bernasconi
  • Christopher Cashdollar
  • Cristiano Dias
  • Alex del Solar
  • Dessy
  • Louise
  • Eric Waite
  • Gail Doggett
  • Corey Gehrt
  • Jason Ugie
  • Joseph Miller
  • Marko Karppinen
  • MaryTreseler
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Reuno
  • Sarah Khan
  • tolleson, terry
  • Yellow Pencil RD

26 trackers

  • Ashley Novak
  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Anthony Bruno
  • Sean Patrick Henry
  • Brian Truax
  • Chad Keck
  • Chris Sweet
  • Annette
  • Eric Auld
  • Jake Przespo
  • kathybabb
  • Michael Koukoullis
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Pete Hwang
  • Jason Lewis
  • Rafael Torres
  • Shelley Cook
  • Simon Doggett
  • Stephanie Fletcher
  • TechSmith
  • Joe Newton
  • chris valdez
  • Todd Budnikas
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Eamonn Murphy
  • We Are Mammoth

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

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