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. But you know what? I think it’s perfect.
A product of change
The field of project management is old as dirt, but as the internet continues to turn the design industry on its head, we’re witnessing a renaissance in this neglected discipline. A community of technically savvy leaders (hearts of gold, constitutions of iron) is rising like a pixelated phoenix. Smart people are choosing to pursue digital project and product management careers… not just getting
shoved promoted into the position by a panicking employer. The CBC’s Kevin Gibson shows us what’s expected of these modern digital PMs in his piece, Tomorrow’s technical project managers.
Until recently, there hasn’t been much of a community where new project managers could learn from experienced peers. For those who have been at it for a while, now’s the time to step up and start giving back. Project management veteran, Dave Prior, calls on the masters to get off their collective butts and help young grasshoppers learn from the disasters we’ve already experienced in The art of falling down.
Another way to rally our forces is to build a tighter DPM community. Digital products are separating from external agencies and integrating more tightly with core business functions. Design is at the heart of it, and Louder Than Ten is here to help build the artery system that connects it all together through better communication, process, and education. Rachel Gertz shares how we intend to do it in A bellow to our fellow blood.
Design evolves constantly, but the business and management of creative work has been stale for a while. We’ve seen the clues of a major industry shift and we want to document it from the beginning.
We’re also looking for strong voices that aren’t afraid of intensity. Interested in writing for us?
The magazine itself is an editorial experiment that meshes what we believe are the forgotten strengths of print-based editorial design with the power, interactivity, and flexibility of the web, and softly nudges them into new territory.
Cliché title or not, this is our beginning. Enjoy the issue and let us know your take.