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Design Management: The Process & Business of Design
As an in-house manager, you might find that it’s tough to determine the best fit for your team in a few brief meetings. Learn how to manage creative team dynamics with this new in-house tutorial.
Well, here’s the thing, you do. Unlike a design agency, you can’t choose your clients and you can’t fire them either. Let’s face it. You’re stuck with them. They came with the place and aren’t going anywhere. And because your stakeholders are only an elevator ride or maybe a cubicle away, there are a variety of challenges that will impact you and your team, especially the demand for faster turnaround.
The problem with project-management is that many organizations do not have a plan in place for who is going to bear the weight of keeping the team on track. Without accountability, the responsibility is often not appropriately handled or worse yet, ignored, which opens the door for more complex problems.
Assembling a top-notch in-house design team is no easy task. But experienced creative team leader Ed Roberts breaks it down into 3 crucial steps that you can follow to transform your organization.
Every designer has worked on a project that has had moments of frustration. Some frustrations are common and have become part of design lore. The client who changes the direction of the project late in the game; the client who …
Want to know the trick to creating a contract that’s easy for both parties to understand? Ditch the lawyers. These 13 user-friendly clauses will lay the foundation for a frustration-free business partnership for both you and your client.
Choosing and implementing a project-management system can be a daunting task. In HOW’s March 2013 In-House Issues column, Cella Consulting’s Jackie Schaffer walks you through the process step-by-step so you can pick the right solution for your in-house team. Here is her handy list of design project management software options.
Copyright law is far from simple, or perfect. This is a subject that all creative people have a vested interest in. It’s time for all designers to learn more about protecting their rights.
David C. Baker shares 48 tips on how to be a good manager to the members of your creative team. Making a difference is more than taking on a social issue, it’s about managing your employees well.