02-December

Digital PM goodies to add to your Christmas wish list

2
December

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-Project-Manager-Handle-It‘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.

http://www.chrometa.com/

moustche-funStick 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.

Liven up your next retro with these beauties

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.

Find out more

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.

Check it out

Could-you-solutionise-that-for-me‘Could you solutionalise that for me’ poster

Real clients briefs and feedback turned into amusing posters.

There are some real corkers, and the best bit is you can imagine them being said.

A course in agile project management

Improve your knowledge, help your team and hold your own in that next methodology debate.

Agilify – ScrumMaster Training and more

DSDM – Accredited Training Organisations

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.

Find out about this years event and sign-up for updates

Time-is-money-clockTime is money clock

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.

Save paper and help save the planet with these reusable post-its

e-a-novelA novel to prepare you for agency life

‘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.

This is sharp stuff and a very cutting commentary of life in your average office, circa Y2K.

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.

Take it for spin and let us know what you think

The Gantt chart friendly monitor

An ultra wide aspect ratio screen… perfect for Gantt charts. No more scrolling, no more zooming.

Its 4 monitors wide and costs less than £1000

We’d love to hear what’s on your wishlist this year!

Peta Kennett-WilsonPeta Kennett-Wilson

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

Daniel_Lloyd_1Dan Lloyd

Digital marketeer and fully fledged geek. He enjoys Japan, obscure avant-garde movies, the colour brown and 70s jazz funk. Project Manager @ Zone