Digital PM Conference 2016

The third DPM:UK event was held over two days in January 2016 in Manchester. The two-part workshop, held on 27th January with Peta Kennett-Wilson and Colin Preston, was followed by the conference on 28th at the now-familiar Comedy Store.

With a fantastic line up of speakers, there was excitement and anticipation leading up to the conference and the speakers and delegates definitely delivered. Though it was an early start for the 250 attendees, there was an undeniable buzz throughout the day as DPMs who’d travelled from far and wide got together to explore new ideas and become better digital project managers.

From grabbing a quick brew before settling in for the opening address, to the unexpected (but short!) wait before lunch, to making the most of the extra drinks tokens – DPMs were meeting each other, talking, sharing, learning, caring and ultimately growing our community – something we’re very proud of helping to be a part of.

Totally worth the visit @DPMUKConf: top speakers, superb location. I hope one day introducing something similar like this in Belgium #DPMUK16


There was a great set of talks from our speakers and, based on the feedback we’ve received so far from both days, this year might have been the best yet. Keep talking to us so we can make the next one even better!

We’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along to the conference and helped make the day really special, as well as those who gave up their time to speak and ensure the event ran smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you and it’s what makes the effort worth it.

Pictures from the day

Take a look through some of the great pictures we captured from the day

Speakers From 2016

Speaker Deck
Sam Barnes  You can do well, or you can do good
Sketch note – here
Katie Buffalo Practical prioritisation under pressure
Lightning Talks
– Matt Thornhill Deck – Technical debt; why it really matters
Sketch note – here
– Ian May Managing the organisers
Sketch note – here
– Verity Maybury The best ways to wow your clients
James Locker  Digital project management: an aid to control
Sketch note – here
Susanne Madsen Transform from project manager to project leader
Rhodri Coleman  The cost/price conundrum
Suze Haworth  Methodology madness
Brett Harned Deck –  Army of awesome
Blog – Principles for Digital Project Management

Blog Posts

#DPMUK16  was a fantastic event and a roaring success but just don’t take our word for it – have a read of what people are saying.

Still buzzing from the fantastic #DPMUK16 2 days. Huge thank u to @katiegallagher @MattThornhillUk for putting on a great show.


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