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Auckland DA Workshop: Running a successful project: on time, on budget, and on brief

8 May 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Recommended for Account Managers, Project Managers, Creatives, Team Leaders, Studio Owners
Event type: 
Cultural, Seminar/Public Lecture, Workshop/Seminar
Price: 
$44.85 – $228.85 inclu. GST
Venue: 
Objectspace
Address: 
13 Rose Road, Auckland, 1021
Region: 
Auckland

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Have you ever tried to run a creative project that got out of hand? 
Are the projects that you run particularly complex or long-term? 
Do you need to wrangle multiple suppliers or stakeholders? 
Do you find it difficult to make a decent profit on your projects? 

If you are responsible for running client projects or campaigns in your studio or agency, then this workshop is for you. You'll learn how to take the guesswork out of project planning; organise your workflow; and determine the essentials to keeping a project running on time, on budget, and on brief. You'll receive practical tools and templates to help improve your planning, productivity, and profit. 

WHAT THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER: 

ON TIME 
Deadlines 
Last minute changes 
Short timeframes 
Timelines and milestones 
Team management 
Supplier management 
Job control systems 

ON BUDGET 
Quoting 
Dealing with a client's 'little changes' 
Handling budget blowouts 
Invoicing 

ON BRIEF 
Briefs 
Scope of work 
Scope creep 
Project planning 
Tracking progress 
Alterations - internal and external 
Responsibility and accountability 
Communication 

About the facilitator: Sarah Ritchie has walked in your shoes! She has spent 25 years in design and advertising account management, which included 10 years running her own, successful graphic design business. These days Sarah works for 3rdeye Consulting and specialises in supporting account managers and strengthening agencies. She is also the author of the 2018 book “How to Wrestle an Octopus: an agency account manager’s guide to pretty much everything”.

Written by

Design Assembly

8 Mar 2019

Interests Design Assembly serves the New Zealand Graphic Design community by enabling the sharing of relevant ideas, information and inspiration. We want to strengthen the graphic design community in New Zealand.