Project Manager Role In Web Design.

If the project manager is the designer then understanding both roles is all the more important because the design often gets into small details of pixels in graphics. Yes pixels in graphics are important but the project manager knows that a pixel is not what will make a visitor into a client.

The project manager needs to set the time frame and keep to it. He needs to look at the project as a whole; all aspects of the web site. He needs to pay attention to getting the message out and the message is rarely about a few pixels.

Sometimes the project manager needs to say; lets get back to this image and take care of the pixels later because it is important in the bigger picture for the information to get posted.

To use a metaphor the project manager needs to work like a general not a foot soldier. His role is important, without a general the site will get stuck in the mud without supplies. If the designer is the project manager he needs to schedule his project management time and when his role is a project manager that role needs to be seen as the most important. He needs to delegate what needs to be worked on and where human resource time is needed for the bigger picture – even if he is only delegating to himself.


3 responses

  1. […] the original post: Project Manager Role In Web Design. « Wsmithdesign's Blog Dit bericht is geplaatst in Webdesign en getagd2010-wsmithdesign, both-roles, designer, […]

  2. andrew12…

    excelent info, keep it coming…

  3. Great , people really need to be aware of these issue’s.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: