Coax A digital magazine for people who love projects The magazine for people who love projects https://louderthanten.com/img/coax-cover.png https://louderthanten.com/img/coax-logo.svg FF592D 2022-09-27T11:26:45-07:00 https://louderthanten.com/feed/stories.atom Louder Than Ten info@louderthanten.com https://louderthanten.com/coax/project-manager-interview-tips Common project manager interview questions (and answers): Perfect your PM interview prep with seasoned interviewer/ee Laura Paine 2022-03-22T10:16:00-07:00 2022-03-23T12:38:47-07:00 Laura Paine https://louderthanten.com/profile/laurapaine Laura Paine gives her favourite interview tips for aspiring project managers and project managers looking to make a career change. https://louderthanten.com/coax/why-project-management-is-your-best-business-investment Why project management is your best business investment: Your company is only as good as the projects you run 2021-11-17T13:35:00-08:00 2022-06-23T13:41:46-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Rachel breaks down the main areas to focus on when you need to smooth out your approach to project management. https://louderthanten.com/coax/whose-job-is-it-anyway Whose Job is it Anyway?: The account manager, project manager, and digital producer job titles are made up, but the distinctions <em>do</em>&nbsp;matter 2021-05-10T16:05:00-07:00 2022-03-08T16:42:35-08:00 Laura Salter https://louderthanten.com/profile/laurasalter https://louderthanten.com/coax/disability-at-work Disability at work: How to make room for disability in the workplace 2021-03-10T17:10:00-08:00 2022-03-08T16:45:26-08:00 Nicola Kapron https://louderthanten.com/profile/FallingIntoBlue How to make room for disability in the workplace https://louderthanten.com/coax/older-than-ten Older Than Ten: We just hit our 11th anniversary this October, which makes us not only Louder but Older Than Ten 2021-02-01T18:51:00-08:00 2022-03-17T14:24:14-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz This ain't some typical birthday greeting. We want to show you how, over the last decade, project management training has transformed into a vehicle for democracy at work. Tall order? You bet. Drink up and read. https://louderthanten.com/coax/catherine-hiltz Catherine Hiltz: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2020-07-27T13:25:00-07:00 2020-07-27T16:03:54-07:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Our latest Coax Q&A features Catherine Hiltz, musician, composer, and educator, who speaks with us about scheduling, setting boundaries, and staying motivated. https://louderthanten.com/coax/isolated-together Isolated Together: Your co-workers aren't your adversaries 2020-05-21T08:59:00-07:00 2020-10-03T12:26:15-07:00 Nick Wilkinson https://louderthanten.com/profile/nick Nick Wilkinson draws on his experiences managing a remote arctic research station to help PMs with some of the challenges they will be up against over the coming months. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dayna-sykes Dayna Sykes: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2020-03-11T21:47:00-07:00 2022-03-08T16:56:28-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson For this Coax Q&A, we reached out to Dayna Sykes, an Education Coordinator with United Steelworkers—the largest private sector union in North America. Check out Dayna's insights about good planning, autonomy, and working within your capacity. https://louderthanten.com/coax/scope-creep-the-thing-that-never-sleeps Scope creep: the thing that never sleeps: Lessons in spotting, stopping, and avoiding the monsterous issues that derail your projects 2020-02-02T17:00:00-08:00 2022-03-09T14:47:01-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Rachel Gertz breaks down four insidious types of scope creep and how to claw back your safety when unwieldy projects start getting out of hand. https://louderthanten.com/coax/my-burnout-antidote My burnout antidote: How I tested the limits of productivity and learned to rest within the chaos 2019-11-29T11:53:00-08:00 2022-03-09T15:00:20-08:00 Sarah Hoban https://louderthanten.com/profile/shoban Sarah Hoban shares her story of burning out at work and then rising from the ashes by reorganizing her life and reorienting her approach to productivity. https://louderthanten.com/coax/forget-networking-build-relationships Forget Networking, Build Relationships: How to turn colleagues into allies 2019-10-20T14:49:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:08:17-08:00 Lina Calin https://louderthanten.com/profile/linacalin Lina Calin discusses how and why we should give up on networking and, instead, strive to turn our colleagues into allies. https://louderthanten.com/coax/having-the-guts-to-say-no-to-bad-money Having the guts to say no to bad money 2019-09-09T15:01:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:12:56-08:00 Tom Greenwood https://louderthanten.com/profile/tpgreenwood Sometimes life forces us to choose between doing the right thing and doing the profitable thing. Tom Greenwood explains how it is these choices that help us learn who we really are. https://louderthanten.com/coax/ted-kerr Ted Kerr: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2019-07-22T20:00:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:22:18-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson The latest Coax Q&A features Ted Kerr writer, community organizer, and educator currently teaching at The New School. https://louderthanten.com/coax/does-what-we-do-matter Does what we do matter?: How to find meaning in a meaningless job 2019-06-11T15:58:00-07:00 2020-01-20T22:31:41-08:00 Kyle Siemens https://louderthanten.com/profile/kyle.siemens Kyle Siemens explores ways to find meaning in a 9-to-5 world that often feels meaningless. https://louderthanten.com/coax/kirsten-mccrea Kirsten McCrea: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2019-04-23T15:59:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:24:28-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Our latest Coax Q&A is with Kirsten McCrea, Artist at Hello Kirsten and Publisher of Papirmass, who talks with us about decisive leadership, managing diverse teams, and the importance of learning to let go of the reins. https://louderthanten.com/coax/digital-project-managers-the-lifeblood-of-your-agency Digital Project Managers The lifeblood of your agency: An interview with Michael Luchen of Crema 2019-03-25T20:47:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:26:46-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Michael Luchen, Senior Product Manager at Crema shares how PMs can be the autonomous project drivers that get out of the way so their teams can do their jobs. https://louderthanten.com/coax/finding-my-power-in-pm Finding my power in PM: Reflections on finding my voice and taking up space in service of others 2019-03-06T20:24:00-08:00 2022-03-09T15:41:18-08:00 Lina Calin https://louderthanten.com/profile/linacalin Lina Calin explores what it really means to be a "good" project manager. https://louderthanten.com/coax/freelancing-the-smart-way Freelancing the smart way: Six lessons about learning from your mistakes (and my mistakes) 2019-01-14T22:52:00-08:00 2022-03-09T15:44:29-08:00 Morgan Haines https://louderthanten.com/profile/tinymorgan Morgan Haines explains how to succeed as a freelancer by finding the lessons in her failures. https://louderthanten.com/coax/teach-your-clients-how-to-treat-you Teach your clients how to treat you: How to set an ace pace and tone during client onboarding 2018-11-28T20:21:00-08:00 2022-03-08T16:59:06-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Client onboarding is a walk in the park if you have a flashlight and the right map. Louder Than Ten Co-founder Rachel Gertz lights the way. https://louderthanten.com/coax/hannah-mcgregor Hannah McGregor: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2018-10-22T20:51:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:49:46-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson The next installment of our Coax Q&A series: project management insights—from the outside. This time, we talk to Hannah McGregor—Professor of Publishing and Podcasting Powerhouse. https://louderthanten.com/coax/life-after-pm Life after PM: Things to consider when moving into management 2018-09-17T21:45:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:51:01-08:00 Tera Caldwell Simon https://louderthanten.com/profile/terasimon Tera Simon reflects on the ups and downs of her career path to offer lessons for other PMs thinking about moving into management. https://louderthanten.com/coax/wicked-questions Wicked Questions 2018-08-22T16:39:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:54:04-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Marshall Watson explores the value of asking questions with intention and offers ways to add some punch to your pursuit of knowledge. https://louderthanten.com/coax/experiencing-imposter-syndrome Experiencing imposter syndrome?: That’s probably because you’re an imposter 2018-07-23T23:00:00-07:00 2022-03-09T15:57:23-08:00 Reina Gattuso https://louderthanten.com/profile/reinagattuso Reina Gattuso argues that our imposter syndrome is good for us and, rather than telling ourselves that we're responsible for our own success, we should confront the systemic discrimination and pathological individualism inherent to western society. https://louderthanten.com/coax/coax-q-a-rebecca-ataya Rebecca Ataya: Project management insights—from the outside. A Coax Q&A. 2018-07-03T10:12:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:03:04-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson The latest release from our new Coax Q&A series: project management insights—from the outside. Featuring Rebecca Ataya, Director of Programs and Services at the Federation of Community Social Services of BC. https://louderthanten.com/coax/people-are-people People are people: Thoughts on fostering diversity and inclusion in tech 2018-05-01T09:25:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:07:33-08:00 Lina Calin https://louderthanten.com/profile/linacalin Lina Calin offers a map for getting out of the homogeneous echo chambers that the tech industry has become known for. The first step is realizing that underneath our different titles and job descriptions, we are all just people. https://louderthanten.com/coax/on-productivity On Productivity: Exploring the difference between being a productive person and a Productivity Person 2018-03-05T20:00:00-08:00 2022-03-09T16:09:05-08:00 Tyler Hellard https://louderthanten.com/profile/tylerhellard Tyler Hellard explains why Productivity People are no fun at parties. https://louderthanten.com/coax/inclusive-ux-the-limits-of-empathy Inclusive UX: The limits of empathy: Understanding what to do... when you don’t understand 2018-01-23T10:01:00-08:00 2022-03-09T16:12:06-08:00 Ivana McConnell https://louderthanten.com/profile/ivanamcconnell Ivana McConnell maps out a simple process for building inclusive processes by simply acknowledging our limitations. ]]> https://louderthanten.com/coax/buck-the-trend Buck the trend: What corsets and shampoo can teach us about design and problem solving 2017-12-18T16:46:00-08:00 2022-03-09T16:15:15-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Stop worshipping at the cult of whatever-everyone-else-is-doing. It's time to show the world what you can really do. https://louderthanten.com/coax/stop-normalizing-failure Stop normalizing failure: How to estimate projects (and how not to) 2017-10-25T18:20:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:23:44-08:00 Patrice Embry https://louderthanten.com/profile/patrice108 Patrice Embry shares the heartbreaking story of PMs who have left agencies due to poor estimating processes and a lack of support from management that puts teams in jeopardy—and a better, safer approach to estimation that elevates everyone. https://louderthanten.com/coax/look-at-yourself Look at yourself: Learn how to separate fact from fiction and let go of the thoughts that suffocate you. A process for breaking limiting beliefs. 2017-09-21T09:49:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:30:44-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Rachel Gertz tears open the stomach of limiting beliefs and outlines a process to undo the damage they cause. https://louderthanten.com/coax/apprenticeships-redux Apprenticeships redux: A plan to address tech's diversity problem by valuing empathy over experience 2017-08-15T21:08:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:32:52-08:00 Ivana McConnell https://louderthanten.com/profile/ivanamcconnell The tech industry doesn’t have a diversity problem, it has an inclusion problem. Ivana is back to talk about how apprenticeships can make our industry better. https://louderthanten.com/coax/an-interview-with-michael-lopp An interview with Michael Lopp: Managing humans when the sky is falling 2017-07-31T22:55:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:54:04-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Coax Magazine sat down with the VP of Engineering at Slack to talk about writing, empathy, management, and what to do when the sky is falling. https://louderthanten.com/coax/becoming-comfortable-with-discomfort Becoming comfortable with discomfort: One man’s journey to become a better designer… through improv 2017-07-10T19:30:00-07:00 2022-03-09T16:59:42-08:00 Nick Comito https://louderthanten.com/profile/nickcomito I signed up for a comedy improv class hoping it would make me a stronger designer, hoping it would better help me present my ideas and further my career. I had no idea it would transform my life. https://louderthanten.com/coax/an-interview-with-norma-miller Norma Miller: 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. 2017-06-26T21:50:00-07:00 2022-03-09T17:07:33-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson Norma’s captioned everyone from Bo Burnham to Barrack Obama (and maybe even you). https://louderthanten.com/coax/ubuntu-for-project-managers Ubuntu for project managers: Treat your team like a village—a village where everyone is both valued and valuable 2017-06-07T20:58:00-07:00 2022-03-09T17:15:51-08:00 Aneesa Bodiat https://louderthanten.com/profile/Aneesa 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/in-defense-of-doing-it-wrong In Defense of Doing it Wrong: Why you should ignore social expectations and start listening to your own desire 2017-05-09T09:33:00-07:00 2022-03-09T17:20:28-08:00 Jessica Faulds https://louderthanten.com/profile/jessicafaulds Why you should ignore social expectations and start listening to your own desire https://louderthanten.com/coax/late-nights-and-early-warnings Late nights and early warnings: How unhealthy projects break your business and our plan to help you fix that 2017-04-10T21:16:00-07:00 2022-03-09T17:45:51-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Rachel explains how digital project management, apprenticeship, and Louder Than Ten's brand new program can transform your projects and your organization. https://louderthanten.com/coax/simplestimate Simplestimate: Project estimates made simple...or not 2017-02-08T19:00:00-08:00 2019-12-19T22:07:48-08:00 Douglas Maitland https://louderthanten.com/profile/dougmaitland 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dressing-for-the-occasion Dressing for the occasion: Experimenting with dress codes for the 20th-century 2017-01-10T20:14:00-08:00 2022-03-09T17:51:29-08:00 David Fairbrother https://louderthanten.com/profile/david9t An informal social experiment about workplace apparel, authenticity, and authority. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dessert-island Dessert Island: True confessions of a marketing copywriter: Tips and tricks to help you communicate clearly and correctly 2016-12-08T08:45:00-08:00 2022-05-17T11:52:08-07:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson 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. An island with sugary treats growing out of it instead of trees, and a donut floating in the sea ]]> https://louderthanten.com/coax/what-the-fuck-are-you-talking-about What the fuck are you talking about?: A lesson in effective communication 2016-11-09T21:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T11:46:56-08:00 Tyler Hellard https://louderthanten.com/profile/tylerhellard Tyler Hellard offers a lesson in effective communication. https://louderthanten.com/coax/an-interview-with-amber-nash Amber Nash: The voice of Archer's Pam Poovey talks with Coax about creative process, teamwork, and unlikely role models. 2016-10-24T21:00:00-07:00 2021-12-14T10:55:29-08:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson The voice of Archer's Pam Poovey talks with Coax about creative process, teamwork, improv, feminism, and the joy of unlikely role models. https://louderthanten.com/coax/playing-the-corporate-game Playing the corporate game: Learning how to thrive in the corporate world...or not 2016-10-11T09:00:00-07:00 2019-12-19T22:26:52-08:00 Morgan Haines https://louderthanten.com/profile/tinymorgan 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? https://louderthanten.com/coax/freedom Freedom: Another word for nothing left to lose 2016-09-22T09:00:00-07:00 2019-12-19T22:43:24-08:00 Will Carruthers https://louderthanten.com/profile/willcaruthers Will Carruthers spins a tale of freedom in a time of confusion. Or is that confusion in a time of freedom? No one knows. https://louderthanten.com/coax/going-without-snow-pants Going without snow pants: Adulthood, freedom, and Little House on the Prairie 2016-09-12T21:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T11:52:18-08:00 Amy Murray https://louderthanten.com/profile/happycampergirl Amy Murray melts the myth of adult freedom. ]]> https://louderthanten.com/coax/how-digital-teams-talk How digital teams talk: Make sure your team is speaking the same language 2016-08-24T21:00:00-07:00 2019-12-19T22:47:43-08:00 Rowan Weismiller https://louderthanten.com/profile/rowbot_weisguy Rowan Weismiller shares how to create a common language for your team. https://louderthanten.com/coax/when-letting-go-is-good When letting go is good: It takes guts to abandon your tools and processes. But sometimes you just have to trust your team to get it right 2016-08-01T21:30:00-07:00 2022-03-10T11:54:28-08:00 Holly Davis https://louderthanten.com/profile/Holly 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 https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-most-brilliant-woman-in-the-room The most brilliant woman in the room: Creative freedom, gender justice, and confronting the challenges to female collaboration 2016-06-20T21:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T11:55:36-08:00 Reina Gattuso https://louderthanten.com/profile/reinagattuso Modern society has gender inequality built into its bones. Reina Gatusso wants to dismantle the barriers to female creative freedom. https://louderthanten.com/coax/transpose Transpose: In or out-of-the-box with with this information management app. 2016-05-25T08:01:00-07:00 2020-09-25T09:59:36-07:00 Douglas Maitland https://louderthanten.com/profile/dougmaitland Doug Maitland unboxes the brand new information sorting app, Transpose. https://louderthanten.com/coax/most-important-to-least Most important to least: How I quit my job and found the career I craved. 2016-04-26T08:30:00-07:00 2022-03-10T12:05:43-08:00 Larissa Scordato https://louderthanten.com/profile/lscordato 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.
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https://louderthanten.com/coax/charred-optimism Charred optimism: One man ponders the weight of his world. 2016-04-12T09:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T12:09:00-08:00 Paul Burton https://louderthanten.com/profile/16toads Design Director and Illustrator Paul Burton answers an impossible question as he tips over the embers of his old life.
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https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-road-to-micropayments The road to micropayments: How we plan to finance a digital magazine in 2016 2016-04-06T22:00:00-07:00 2019-12-20T09:33:48-08:00 Travis Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/travis 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/be-vulnerable-dad Be vulnerable, Dad: I learned something only a three-year-old can teach you. 2016-03-24T09:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T12:10:22-08:00 Nick Comito https://louderthanten.com/profile/nickcomito Nick Comito's young son teaches him the importance of letting go. https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-dpm-apprenticeship The DPM apprenticeship: Viget shares the ins and outs of their recent digital PM program. 2016-03-08T09:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T12:12:01-08:00 Anna Lewis https://louderthanten.com/profile/annalewis7 Anna Lewis shares Viget's biggest lessons in this hearty summary highlighting the twelve weeks they spent apprenticing their newest digital PM. Amanda and Becca are PMs at Viget. They're sitting at a table reviewing project tasks.

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https://louderthanten.com/coax/youre-right-im-wrong You’re right I’m wrong 2016-02-22T17:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T12:13:21-08:00 Sophie Harrington https://louderthanten.com/profile/SophieHarrington Sophie Harrington admits she’s wrong. In fact, she's damn well learning to love it. https://louderthanten.com/coax/ale-paul Alejandro Paul: A Coax mini Q&A 2016-02-18T08:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T12:14:39-08:00 Anna Coe https://louderthanten.com/profile/MissCoe 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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https://louderthanten.com/coax/sloan-miller Sloan Miller: A Coax mini Q&A 2016-02-03T18:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:01:22-08:00 Anna Coe https://louderthanten.com/profile/MissCoe 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/natalie-semczuk Natalie Semczuk: A Coax mini Q&A 2016-01-28T08:30:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:03:12-08:00 Anna Coe https://louderthanten.com/profile/MissCoe 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/sam-barnes Sam Barnes: Cat lover; digital PM addict 2016-01-22T07:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:08:11-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz Sam Barnes tells the truth about his experience as a digital PM, and what it means to do good—not well at work. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dragon-magic Dragon Magic: 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. 2015-12-23T00:00:00-08:00 2022-06-23T13:11:23-07:00 Marshall Watson https://louderthanten.com/profile/mwatson 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/youre-not-a-fraud You’re not a fraud: You just feel like one. 2015-12-07T21:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:10:46-08:00 Adam Edgerton https://louderthanten.com/profile/adamedgerton Adam Edgerton talks us down from the ledge of a PM fate we all feel in our careers: imposter syndrome. The menace in disguise. https://louderthanten.com/coax/youre-fired You’re fired!: How to put clients out of your misery 2015-11-24T18:00:00-08:00 2019-12-20T11:04:20-08:00 Carson Pierce https://louderthanten.com/profile/carsonpierce 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dapulse dapulse: Has it got rhythm or is it dead on arrival? 2015-11-09T22:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:13:36-08:00 Douglas Maitland https://louderthanten.com/profile/dougmaitland 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/grow-up Grow up!: It's time to step up and become leaders of our industry. 2015-10-27T21:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:17:22-08:00 Natalie Semczuk https://louderthanten.com/profile/natalie 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/mentorship-youd-be-great-at-it Mentorship? You’d be great at it: A project for the both of us 2015-09-30T16:21:00-07:00 2019-12-20T11:07:51-08:00 Jessica Kimmet https://louderthanten.com/profile/jessicakimmet 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/project-governance-or-governess Project governance or governess?: How to take charge & avoid babysitting your team 2015-09-21T21:30:00-07:00 2019-12-20T11:09:22-08:00 Patrice Embry https://louderthanten.com/profile/patrice108 Pop quiz: can you tell the difference between passive aggressive leadership, micromanagement, and honest-to-goodness governance? Find out. https://louderthanten.com/coax/apprenticeship-an-internship-replacement Apprenticeship an internship replacement: A better path to mastering our craft 2015-08-31T15:30:00-07:00 2020-02-02T21:11:56-08:00 Ivana McConnell https://louderthanten.com/profile/ivanamcconnell 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/design-machines Design machines: How to survive the digital apocalypse. 2015-07-10T09:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:35:49-08:00 Travis Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/travis A dystopian view of an internet designed by machines, and the mushy, emotional weapons we can use to fight back. ]]> https://louderthanten.com/coax/take-this-job-and-do-it Take this job and do it: Working to live and feeling good about it 2015-07-10T08:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:39:34-08:00 Tyler Hellard https://louderthanten.com/profile/tylerhellard Tyler Hellard relates the practice of doing a job without really needing to like it. https://louderthanten.com/coax/winging-it Winging it: A blanket, a box, a broom, and a gaggle of noisy guests. 2015-07-10T08:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:41:57-08:00 Anders J. Svensson https://louderthanten.com/profile/anderssvensson 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/podio-build-your-custom-workspace Podio Build your custom workspace: Doug Maitland maps out the vast underbelly of Podio, a PM tool by Citrix. 2015-07-10T08:00:00-07:00 2019-12-20T11:32:47-08:00 Douglas Maitland https://louderthanten.com/profile/dougmaitland 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-world-outside-your-windshield The world outside your windshield: A driver’s ed lesson for managing digital projects 2015-07-10T07:59:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:44:06-08:00 Ed Burgoyne https://louderthanten.com/profile/edburgoyne 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/lively-leadfoots Lively leadfoots: A digital PM Q&A 2015-07-10T07:00:00-07:00 2019-09-26T16:29:45-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/this-gorgeous-catastrophe This gorgeous catastrophe: Artmaking in a time of miscarriage 2015-05-07T01:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:46:12-08:00 Melanie Jones https://louderthanten.com/profile/calamityjones Melanie Jones pulls apart the meaning of surviving day-to-day and rearranges our concepts of creation and loss. https://louderthanten.com/coax/a-career-of-frustrations A career of frustrations: I’m annoyed. You’re happy, so I’m happy. The chaotic life of a DPM. 2015-05-07T01:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:47:48-08:00 Brett Harned https://louderthanten.com/profile/brettharned Brett Harned ushers in the Great Understanding: a look into the day-to-day frustrations felt by your friendly digital project manager. https://louderthanten.com/coax/get-naked get naked: Strip down and reveal yourself to your clients 2015-05-07T01:00:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:48:26-08:00 Diane Huynh https://louderthanten.com/profile/deewindesign Diane Huynh admits shedding her cold “professional” exterior helps her create client relationships that matter. https://louderthanten.com/coax/smart-hearts-and-mouths Smart hearts & mouths: Bravery has some sharp new teeth 2015-05-07T01:00:00-07:00 2019-09-26T14:52:32-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz We're taking off our muzzles and slinging our words over the fence. An issue about ferocious yet lovable makers and movers. https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-bugherd-remedy The BugHerd remedy: Just the thing for those nasty little bugs going round 2015-05-07T00:30:00-07:00 2022-03-10T19:56:02-08:00 Douglas Maitland https://louderthanten.com/profile/dougmaitland 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-directors-conscript The Director’s conscript 2015-03-05T04:00:00-08:00 2020-09-25T09:54:43-07:00 Sloan Miller https://louderthanten.com/profile/pmowned 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/overcoming-the-relationshits Overcoming the relationshits: How my wife taught me the importance of project management 2015-03-05T04:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T19:58:17-08:00 Paul Scrivens https://louderthanten.com/profile/Scrivs Paul Scrivens is either a grown ass man or an ace at project management. Only the act of matrimony will tell. https://louderthanten.com/coax/feelings-on-the-outside Feelings on the outside 2015-03-05T03:30:00-08:00 2019-12-20T11:52:12-08:00 Ray Hsu https://louderthanten.com/profile/rayhsu Ray Hsu shares a catalogue of feelings and memories about teaching writing in a Wisconsin prison. https://louderthanten.com/coax/dave-prior-personal-kanban-master Dave Prior: Personal kanban master 2015-01-27T19:30:00-08:00 2020-10-05T10:23:25-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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..." https://louderthanten.com/coax/the-art-of-falling-down The art of falling down: How ukemi strengthens our project managing guts 2015-01-14T19:30:00-08:00 2019-12-20T11:54:07-08:00 Dave Prior https://louderthanten.com/profile/mrsungo 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? https://louderthanten.com/coax/tomorrows-technical-project-managers Tomorrow’s technical project managers: Is being a generalist enough, or will we be trampled by a new herd of technical PMs? 2015-01-14T19:00:00-08:00 2019-12-20T11:57:07-08:00 Kevin Gibson https://louderthanten.com/profile/heykevingibson After hitting a career glitch, Kevin Gibson re-examines his role as a project manager in the increasingly technical digital landscape. https://louderthanten.com/coax/a-bellow-to-our-fellow-blood A bellow to our fellow blood: We’re sounding the signal to people managing creative projects. 2015-01-14T18:00:00-08:00 2022-03-10T20:00:49-08:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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.
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https://louderthanten.com/coax/sam-barnes-cat-lover-digital-pm-addict Travis & Rachel: Cat lover(s). Digital PM addict(s) 2014-11-11T06:30:00-08:00 2019-09-11T22:57:56-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/nancy-lyons-nice-human-great-leader Nancy Lyons: Nice human, great leader 2014-09-19T00:00:00-07:00 2020-10-05T10:24:21-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/james-costa-ignition-switch James Costa: Ignition switch 2014-09-14T05:37:00-07:00 2020-10-07T09:48:37-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/brett-harned-the-guts-and-glory-a-digital-pm-q-a-sesh Brett Harned: The guts and glory 2014-08-15T00:00:00-07:00 2020-10-05T10:21:37-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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. https://louderthanten.com/coax/q-a-with-robert-jolly-carson-pierce Robert Jolly & Carson Pierce: Dark corners & bright lights 2014-07-11T00:00:00-07:00 2019-10-29T15:09:47-07:00 Rachel Gertz https://louderthanten.com/profile/rachelgertz 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.