Digital PM goodies to add to your Christmas wish list
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to spoil the special project manager in your life (especially if that means spoiling yourself!)
We’ve pulled together this Christmas wish list of project management presents. Stocking fillers and budget breakers alike, our hand-picked list of Chrimbo gifts is the ultimate PM toys you’d love to find in your stocking.
‘Keep Calm and Let the Project Manager Handle It’ design
Just waiting to be made into a t-shirt, this ‘Keep Calm and Let the Project Manager Handle It’ design will be the go-to mantra in the run up to Christmas.
Automatic time tracking software
A little bit big brother-esque, but with the promise of increasing your billability by up to 20% Chrometa is worth investigating. There’s no data entry or stopwatches, it just runs quietly in the background tracking your billable tasks.
Stick on moustaches
A silly one, but a must have for breaking a tense environment and injecting some fun back into a project. For some reason, I’ve found stick on moustaches are particularly effective.
Tickets to DPMUK 2015
A two-day digital project management conference held in Manchester January 28th and 29th, including workshops, presentations and networking. A must for anyone involved in managing digital projects.
Visual timer and clock
A cool concept – a visual timer and clock that uses RAG settings to demonstrate remaining time. Definitely useful for time management training.
‘Could you solutionalise that for me’ poster
Real clients briefs and feedback turned into amusing posters.
A course in agile project management
Improve your knowledge, help your team and hold your own in that next methodology debate.
A trip to Future Decoded 2015
An annual conference held by Microsoft; a great way to stay inspired and thinking about the bigger digital picture.
Perfect for getting teams to understand the real cost of meetings. It’s clock that visually tallies the cost of meetings as they happen.
Reusable post-it notes
Probably the greatest invention since sliced bread. Works just like a tiny portable white board. Stick them anywhere and get planning.
‘e: a novel’ is a funny little book which shows the personalities, politics and madness of an ad agency. It’s not quite the same as a digital agency but there are enough similarities to keep you in stitches.
A robust list app
It’s a known fact that project managers love lists and Wunderlist is emerging as a favourite. It’s an app which allows collaboration, detail and deadlines.
The Gantt chart friendly monitor
An ultra wide aspect ratio screen… perfect for Gantt charts. No more scrolling, no more zooming.
We’d love to hear what’s on your wishlist this year!
A project manager with a special talent for making things happen. She has a weird fascination with zombie movies, and is partial to standing ovations and steak dinners. Project Manager @ Zone
Digital marketeer and fully fledged geek. He enjoys Japan, obscure avant-garde movies, the colour brown and 70s jazz funk. Project Manager @ Zone