A collection of Coax’s very best, very worst, and everything in between.

Articles

by Marshall Watson

Coax Magazine sat down with Norma Miller from White Coat Captioning to talk about communication, knowledge translation, objectivity, and the machines that may or may not be coming for our jobs.

Interview

  • automation
  • process
  • work
  • writing
  • technology
  • risks
  • interview

by Aneesa Bodiat

Ubuntu is a South African concept stemming from the belief that we collectively define our identity. It’s not just a theory to live by or a humanist philosophy benefitting communities; it affects your business and your project management, too.

Feature

  • project management
  • community
  • communication
  • collaboration

by Rachel Gertz

We sat down with Brandon, Shawn, and Gavin from Input Logic to talk about the importance of continuous learning and how project management training impacted their team and processes. Here's what they said.

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  • project management
  • interview
  • process
  • education

by Jessica Faulds

Why you should ignore social expectations and start listening to your own desire

Feature

  • creativity
  • process
  • risks

by Rachel Gertz

Rachel explains how digital project management, apprenticeship, and Louder Than Ten's brand new program can transform your projects and your organization.

Feature

  • apprenticeship
  • education
  • project management

by Douglas Maitland

Simple Estimate, or 'Simplestimate' (which my autocorrect has been struggling with all day), is a new web app that aims to offer exactly what it says on the tin.

Review

  • project management
  • tools
  • client management
  • risks

by David Fairbrother

An informal social experiment about workplace apparel, authenticity, and authority.

Feature

  • careers
  • work
  • communication

by Marshall Watson

Sometimes the words just don't come out right. No matter who you are or what you do, we all need to be able to communicate our ideas clearly and correctly. Don't worry! Coax magazine is here to help.

Feature

  • writing
  • tools
  • communication

by Marshall Watson

The voice of Archer's Pam Poovey talks with Coax about creative process, teamwork, improv, feminism, and the joy of unlikely role models.

Interview

  • interview
  • creativity
  • teams
  • humour

by Morgan Haines

It's hard to play a game if you don't know the rules. Is it worth trying to fit in if you have to change who you are?

Feature

  • careers
  • communication
  • freelance
  • risks

by Will Carruthers

Will Carruthers spins a tale of freedom in a time of confusion. Or is that confusion in a time of freedom? No one knows.

Feature

  • change
  • creativity

by Amy Murray

Amy Murray melts the myth of adult freedom.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • creativity
  • education

by Rowan Weismiller

Rowan Weismiller shares how to create a common language for your team.

Feature

  • communication
  • teams
  • project management

by Holly Davis

It takes guts to abandon the tools and processes you’re used to but sometimes you just have to trust your team to get it right

Feature

  • project management
  • process
  • change
  • planning
  • work

by Reina Gattuso

Modern society has gender inequality built into its bones. Reina Gatusso wants to dismantle the barriers to female creative freedom.

Feature

  • industry
  • careers
  • community
  • vulnerability
  • change
  • equality

by Douglas Maitland

Doug Maitland unboxes the brand new information sorting app, Transpose.

Review

  • project management
  • tools
  • collaboration
  • communication
  • planning

by Larissa Scordato

Sometimes what you see isn’t what you get. Larissa Scordato was stuck in a great job that had everything she didn’t want. This is how she started over.

Feature

  • project management
  • change
  • vulnerability
  • careers

by Paul Burton

Design Director and Illustrator Paul Burton answers an impossible question as he tips over the embers of his old life.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • careers
  • work life balance
  • design

by Travis Gertz

Travis Gertz declares that the paid content model is not dead. In fact, Louder Than Ten is resuscitating it with a little tool called micropayments. Find out how.

Feature

  • publishing
  • industry
  • writing
  • media
  • technology

by Nick Comito

Nick Comito's young son teaches him the importance of letting go.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • risks
  • change

by Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis shares Viget's biggest lessons in this hearty summary highlighting the twelve weeks they spent apprenticing their newest digital PM.

Feature

  • project management
  • apprenticeship
  • collaboration
  • mentorship

by Sophie Harrington

Sophie Harrington admits she’s wrong. In fact, she's damn well learning to love it.

Feature

  • leadership
  • vulnerability
  • change

by Anna Coe

We asked designer & director Alejandro Paul what makes him tick and sets him up for a better day at work. Here's what he told us.

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  • interview
  • design
  • tools
  • work
  • industry

by Anna Coe

We asked Digital PM Consultant Sloan Miller what makes him tick and sets him up for a better day at work. Here's what he told us.

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  • project management
  • interview
  • tools
  • process

by Anna Coe

We asked Digital PM, Natalie Semczuk what makes her tick and sets her up for a better day at work. Here's what she told us.

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  • project management
  • freelance
  • interview
  • tools
  • process
  • remote work

by Rachel Gertz

Sam Barnes tells the truth about his experience as a digital PM, and what it means to do good—not well at work.

Interview

  • interview
  • vulnerability
  • project management
  • work
  • humour
  • teams
  • community

by Marshall Watson

Dungeons & Dragons isn’t for everyone. Or is it? This is the story of one man’s attempts to understand the greatest role playing game of all time.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • creativity
  • collaboration
  • change

by Adam Edgerton

Adam Edgerton talks us down from the ledge of a PM fate we all feel in our careers: imposter syndrome. The menace in disguise.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • project management
  • work
  • change

by Carson Pierce

Knowing you should fire your clients and actually pulling the trigger are two different things. Carson Pierce shows us how to do it the right way.

Feature

  • client management
  • project management
  • humour
  • work
  • risks
  • process

by Douglas Maitland

dapulse is a high-level PM tool, and as Doug Maitland points out, it's wriggling with personality. But can it churn up the PM soil and compete with the champs? Find out in this issue's jabby review.

Review

  • tools
  • planning
  • scheduling
  • project management
  • collaboration

by Rachel Gertz

With her discerning eye and deft ability to push colour around, Geri IS the colour queen. She turns sketches into lovable gold. Geri's got a heart that beats strong for design education—she loves teaching the principles of code to 10-year-olds all the way up to Toblerones (that's senior citizens to the rest of ya). She's got a home in the farthest reaches of eastern Canada, and guess what? She's 2014's net Awards Designer of the Year. Cosy up with some Pantone slippers, you're in for a real treat. Geri spills just how important it is for you to understand the world of colour in your projects.

Interview

by Natalie Semczuk

PMs make sure their projects and people are looked after. Now, we have an even bigger calling. Natalie Semczuk tell us how we can be the champions of bigger things like equality, education, and new standards that make our industry a thing we can be proud of.

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  • leadership
  • project management
  • community
  • industry
  • change

by Jessica Kimmet

Why should mentorship only be about the person getting mentored? Jessica shares her plea for you to consider something you’re probably already good at: giving and getting better.

Feature

  • mentorship
  • project management
  • work
  • community

by Patrice Embry

Pop quiz: can you tell the difference between passive aggressive leadership, micromanagement, and honest-to-goodness governance? Find out.

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  • project management
  • work
  • client management
  • humour
  • process
  • teams
  • leadership

by Ivana McConnell

Ivana McConnell walks us down a familiar path to find our career footing—the path of an apprentice. Perhaps the best way to fireproof new industry talent is to apply those timeworn principles of the past.

Feature

  • apprenticeship
  • design
  • industry
  • work

by Travis Gertz

A dystopian view of an internet designed by machines, and the mushy, emotional weapons we can use to fight back.

Feature

  • design
  • industry
  • collaboration
  • automation
  • creativity
  • publishing
  • change

by Tyler Hellard

Tyler Hellard relates the practice of doing a job without really needing to like it.

Feature

  • work
  • humour
  • industry
  • writing

by Anders J. Svensson

If you don't have the right tools or team and a gaggle of geese turns up, Anders Svensson knows exactly how execute the perfect goose extraction.

Feature

  • humour
  • project management
  • teams

by Douglas Maitland

Podio is a customizable app for team collaboration and organization. Make it work for management and workflow contexts, from managing web builds to tracking proposals and leads. Douglas Maitland peels off the screen protector and jabs away at its glossy surface in this candid review.

Review

  • tools
  • collaboration
  • teams
  • planning
  • scheduling
  • project management
  • automation

by Ed Burgoyne

Ed shoves an arrow through the notion that we are good at PMing because of titles, processes, or culture, and shows us that it's the ability to expertly handle chaos that makes us the true keepers of creative projects.

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  • project management
  • tools
  • vulnerability
  • work
  • leadership

by Rachel Gertz

Four outspoken leaders chat about digital PM, putting some skin in the game, and how sometimes doing the 'hard thing' at work is the best possible thing you can do.

Interview

  • vulnerability
  • interview
  • teams
  • community
  • communication
  • project management
  • process

by Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones pulls apart the meaning of surviving day-to-day and rearranges our concepts of creation and loss.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • creativity
  • risks

by Diane Huynh

Diane Huynh admits shedding her cold “professional” exterior helps her create client relationships that matter.

Feature

  • vulnerability
  • client management
  • freelance
  • design

by Rachel Gertz

We're taking off our muzzles and slinging our words over the fence. An issue about ferocious yet lovable makers and movers.

by Brett Harned

Brett Harned ushers in the Great Understanding: a look into the day-to-day frustrations felt by your friendly digital project manager.

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  • project management
  • interview
  • industry
  • client management
  • risks
  • teams
  • process
  • collaboration

by Douglas Maitland

It’s an app to make finding and logging bugs simple. BugHerd enables both external and internal stakeholders to quickly and easily log visual bugs, issues, or change requests on sites or web apps in the browser, and share required information with the team. Douglas Maitland tears it apart and shares its guts. Join the feast.

Review

  • tools
  • automation
  • design
  • collaboration

by Paul Scrivens

Paul Scrivens is either a grown ass man or an ace at project management. Only the act of matrimony will tell.

Feature

  • project management
  • vulnerability
  • humour
  • collaboration

by Travis Gertz

We're dancing on top of the box in this issue and sharing the lateral creativity that shapes the creative process backstage. Have a look at this issue's features.

by Sloan Miller

Sloan Miller gives us a peek behind the theatre curtain to see how the chaos of planning and structuring actors and scripts melts together to form a powerful performance just in time for the stage lights.

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  • project management
  • collaboration
  • teams
  • community
  • process
  • work

by Ray Hsu

Ray Hsu shares a catalogue of feelings and memories about teaching writing in a Wisconsin prison.

Feature

  • writing
  • creativity
  • work
  • vulnerability
  • risks
  • community

by Rachel Gertz

We're declaring Dave Prior the Don LaFontaine of project management. His smooth voice can slide decades of time tested PM advice into your cranium before you can utter the phrase, "In a world..."

Interview

by Dave Prior

In the martial art, Aikido, one of the first things you learn is how to fall down. How can better falling techniques make us better project managers?

Feature

  • project management
  • mentorship
  • industry
  • risks
  • vulnerability
  • work
  • education
  • client management

by Kevin Gibson

After hitting a career glitch, Kevin Gibson re-examines his role as a project manager in the increasingly technical digital landscape.

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  • project management
  • industry
  • work
  • technology

by Rachel Gertz

We want to shout this to the cosmos, but nobody likes a yeller. So we’ll tell you calmly and passionately why we’re here, what this whole thing’s about, and why we need you to believe in it, too.

Feature

  • project management
  • community
  • collaboration
  • publishing
  • writing

by Travis Gertz

Titling the inaugural issue of the Louder Than Ten magazine Beginnings is so obvious for a new publication, it drifts perilously close to cliché territory. We think it's perfect.

by Rachel Gertz

Sam Barnes was sick and couldn't participate this week so Rachel and Travis tried to make up for it by ridiculing Santa Clause in the scroogiest holiday podcast episode you'll see all year. We swear there were some gold nuggets of project management truth in there somewhere.

Interview

  • project management
  • teams
  • design
  • collaboration

by Rachel Gertz

We have Nancy Lyons in the den. She shares what it's like to shake Michelle Obama's hand, run a truly value focused digital agency, vice chair the Family Equality Council, and take fear by the horns to change the way we work. Join us in the ether. It be wild.

Interview

  • project management
  • interview
  • industry
  • teams
  • vulnerability

by Rachel Gertz

James Costa; the man and the mission. He's a digital agency owner with a watchful eye for business, leadership, and protecting his team. Find out how he manages profit margins while being a dad.

Interview

  • project management
  • teams
  • remote work
  • collaboration
  • leadership

by Rachel Gertz

You definitely want to sidle up for this Q&A. The legendary Brett Harned is under the hot lights with us. Brett's part of the collective brains and brawn behind the DPM Summit. And know what? Brett and I blow the lid off the PM popsicle stand.

Interview

  • project management
  • process
  • interview
  • teams
  • community

by Rachel Gertz

Join Rachel Gertz, Carson Pierce, and Robert Jolly for an hour of alcohol supported discussion about the twists and turns that make our jobs as DPMs a little livelier.

Interview

  • project management
  • remote work
  • process
  • freelance
  • client management