Brett Harned

Brett Harned

Be a Better PM

brettharned-speakYou are not a robot, you’re a project manager. You are valuable to your team because you’re damn good at what you do.

Let’s think about project management as a practice, and how we can all be better at what we do, and truly support our teams and projects to make amazing products…on time, under budget, and conflict-free.

This talk will hit on how WE, as a community of digital project management professionals, can better our skills and elevate the profession through solid practice in communications, stakeholder management, and a little bit of cheer-leading.


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Brett Harned is the Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog in Philadelphia, PA. He has more than 15 years of experience in communications and creative team management serving in roles from copywriter to account director. Since joining the team at Happy Cog, Brett has managed projects for Zappos, MTV, and Monotype Imaging, and has seen the project management team grow two-fold.

He began blogging about his adventures in project management when he realized that the perceptions of the positions were just a little off. Since, he has spoken at events like SXSW and The Future of Web Design, written for .net magazine and, taught a web project workshop at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has led the biggest, most satisfying project of his career: the Digital PM Summit.

When Brett isn’t wrangling timelines and budgets in the office, he likes to discover new music, experiment with photography, and explore the City of Brotherly Love with his wife and two daughters.