About The Digital Project Manager
Founded in 2011, The Digital Project Manager has become one of the largest and most credible platforms for digital project management information and thought leadership. With feature articles, how-to guides, tools, reviews, jobs and funnies, The Digital Project Manager draws on the rapidly expanding, global audience of digital project managers.
Our goal is to elevate the conversation surrounding digital, leadership, and the world of digital project management.
There’s loads of general project management knowledge and resources out there in the caverns of the interweb, and a lot of it can be directly applied to IT or software development but can’t be applied so easily to more rogue, fast and loose projects – the everyday campaigns and deliverables of digital project management where crazy clients, tiny budgets, stupid deadlines and standardised processes and methodologies don’t work so well (often because they’re too process heavy).
So that’s the point of The Digital Project Manager; to empower a community to learn from one another, providing specialist digital project management guidance that draws on existing frameworks such as Prince2, SCRUM and PMP, but that’s engineered to work within the Wild West of digital marketing and communications, particularly in agencies and studios.
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Ben Aston is the founder of The Digital Project Manager. Here’s his story.
Armed with a x386 PC and a 33k dial-up modem, Ben launched his first terrible website, aged 14 and was hooked. Early website successes included Seuch Times – a satirical online newspaper (since cloned by The Onion), The World of Ben – a message board and friend profile site (since cloned by Facebook) and so his real miss was not inventing Google before its time.
Realizing he had a mild addiction to the internet, he decided to put it to work. After a year in industry as a web developer and narrowly avoiding a computer science degree, he finally graduated with a BA in Political Science & International Relations from University of Sussex, UK. He’d realized that although he might not be a very good developer, he was very good at telling people what to do. After a short stint in some traditional advertising agencies in London, he quickly realized digital was where it’s at – combining his love of technology, communications, and getting stuff done.
He spent the first ten years of his career at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, DLKW Lowe and DDB flitting between client services and project management and is now a digital project manager and VP Client Services at FCV, an interactive agency in Vancouver, Canada.
He’s delivered internets and intranets with everything from videos to CMS’, flash games to banner ads and eCRM to eCommerce sites. He’s been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, consumer electronics brands including Sony as well a healthy smattering of public sector accounts.
So when it comes to the world of digital project management, he’s been there, and done a bit that. Ben’s a PRINCE2 Practitioner and the founder of this digital project management blog, The Digital Project Manager. Why not get in touch?