Smother me with tips & advice on managing design projects
July 16, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
I'm an experienced product & "UX" designer who just started a new job (yay!) where the focus in the short term is managing design work done by external vendors & studios. I've done some of this before, but always small scale and usually in conjunction with a project manager who handled most of the time and team management stuff. I need your advice, tips, tools, and other lore on ways of managing design projects like these as I'm in a little over my head.
posted by theNonsuch to Technology (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This job involves huge, multimillion projects with tons of moving parts and no project manager on my company's side. I guess what I'm looking for is a crash course in design project management. Are there any books or resources out there that could help me with things to think about & remember, process ideas and tips, etc.?
Also, are there any tools (web or otherwise) that would help make managing these types of large, complex projects easier? Some of the vendors I'm working with use Basecamp, and I'm using a combination of Trello and Workflowy for my own stuff, but I'm always interested in new tools that could help me do my job.