2. Interactive Project Management 101: A new job for a unique industry

We’re all familiar with the term project management and can probably give a rough definition of the discipline. But what it looks like in action—and what it should be in the interactive industry—is not well understood. Yet.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss

• How we define interactive project management

• Required skills for managing real-world interactive projects

• Critical tasks that drive action

• The qualities of a good project manager

On interactive projects the project manager is the epicenter of activity. She is the all-knowing, all-seeing eye. She anticipates the needs of the team members and solves their problems before they can blink. She is a stealthy ninja, ready ...

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