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A project manager’s key role is to head the planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing phases of projects. Teachers online don’t usually have these kinds of resources, but do have projects that they want to get out there. 

Most struggle to get projects out on-time, on-budget, and on-brief. So, where do we even start to make a project launch a success?

Welcome to Anomalous Educator, where each week award-winning entrepreneur Ray Blakney, sets out to explore the world of education and online business with the help of successful professionals. 

If you’re an educator, entrepreneur or someone who wants to improve people’s lives whilst having your own freedom, then this podcast is for you. 

In this episode, Ray has an insightful chat with Ben Aston. Ben is a digital project manager and founder of The Digital Project Manager, one of the fastest growing online resources for digital project managers. 

At the tender age of 14, Ben launched his first website and quickly became hooked on the world of digital. Upon graduating from University with a Computer science degree, he worked for over a decade at some of London’s top digital agencies, including Dare, Wunderman, DLKW Lowe, and DDB. 

While he moved back and forth between multiple career avenues, it suddenly became clear that his technical know-how and project construction skills created the perfect conditions for his digital project management to come to light. Ben’s also a Certified Scrum Master, PRINCE2 Practitioner.

This episode goes straight to the heart of project management and breaks down how anyone can make a project a success with the right kind of brief. Ray and Ben look at each step of the ‘The Project Lifecycle,” and what KPI’s are. 

Also featured within this episode:

  • How Ben became an online project manager
  • What are KPI’s?
  • What is project management?
  • How to implement the Project Lifecycle
  • Why project portfolio management might be right for you
  • How to design a well-defined brief
  • How Ben’s team massively changed the outcome of a project 
  • Why you should be scheduling and planning your time

Links:

The Digital Project Manager: Website

The Digital Project Manager: Training

Ben Aston: Linked In

Black and White Zebra: Website

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