Managing Interactive Media

Managing Interactive Media

Links (checked/updated June 2013)

Note:
Some of these link to old but relevant pieces. Do check out the company/organisation's most up-to-date take on the link.

General project management resource Management Trainee web site: includes over 60 expert contributors who reguarly update and add. Not specifically for interactive media and concentrates on information for people moving into management rather than experienced practitioners. You can also register for a free monthly newsletter. www.managementtrainee.co.uk
Prince2 Project Management Methodology Interactive media and Prince2 project management methodology www.atsf.co.uk
Interactive Design: Briefs Australian web development company's web design template www.boswelldesigns.com.au
Generic web design template available from Northern Ireland Business www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk
Method and Class: How to write a brief for a website, free template www.methodandclass.com
Design Council – Business section, range of useful information www.designcouncil.org.uk
Guidelines for commissioners for tenders and pitches Advertiser–Agency Relationships: A ‘Best Practice’ Toolkit (PDF) – ISBA (the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers) – Judging Creative Ideas and Finding an Agency www.isba.org.uk
How to write the perfect brief, no date given www.harmony.co.uk
Guidelines for developers for tenders and pitches Invaluable advice for design graduates (and young designers), by Firedog Design. www.firedog-design.co.uk
Creating the perfect design brief, Peter L. Phillips, adapted from his book of the same name, 14 June 2005 www.graphics.com
Call and response: handling RFP tension, Nick Gould, 29 Aug. 2005 www.digital-web.com
Scoping Projects Scoping projects, D. Keith Robinson, 16th Nov. 2005 www.dkeithrobinson.com
10 bad project warning signs, blogography, Andy Budd, 31 May 2005 www.andybudd.com
General project management software/time tracking/WBS Ablenet Solutions – collaborative software www.ablenetsolutions.com
Enterprise-wide project management software iPlanWare www.iplanware.com
Ace Project www.aceproject.com
Web Spaced Project – project management software list www.web-based-software.com
Project Portfolio Management. Scroll through their results for inspiration. project-management.com
Review of top 10 project management software 2011 project-management-software-
review.toptenreviews.com
Project management software for Creative companies Infowit www.infowit.com
Workamajig for Creatives www.creative-manager.com
Dedicated timesheet software Allnetic www.allnetic.com
Stakeholder Analysis Ask these questions to reach your stakeholders, Lauri Elliott, TechRepublic, 14 Nov. 2001 techrepublic.com.com
Communicate with project stakeholders, Jeffrey F. Barager, Point B Solutions Group, Microsoft Office Online, Work Essentials, no date given office.microsoft.com
Stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management, Rachel Manktelow, Mind Tools, no date given www.mindtools.com
Understanding organizational stakeholders for design success, Jonathan Boutelle, boxesandarrows, 5 June 2004 www.boxesandarrows.com
Business case related Developing a web accessibility business case for your organization: Overview, S.L. Henry, ed., World Wide Web Consortium (MIT, ERCIM, Keio), Aug. 2005 www.w3.org
Client relationship management, Pat McClellan, Director Online, 9 Aug. 1999
director-online.com
Five keys for getting your IT initiatives funded, Michael Sisco, TechRepublic, CIO and IT Management, 4 Dec. 2004 techrepublic.com.com
Make it clear, Jack Keen, CIO Magazine, 1 Dec. 2003 www.cio.com
Make them walk your talk, Sally Whittle, Computer Weekly.com, 28 Sept. 2004 www.computerweekly.com
Client Relationships Managing client relationships, Patty J. Ayres, WebDevBiz.com, 2005 www.webdevbiz.com
Bulletproof web design contracts, John Tabita, sitepoint, 28 Oct. 2005 www.sitepoint.com
Interview with Kelly Goto, Carolyn Wood, WISE-Women, 25 May 2005 www.wise-women.org
The web design business kit, Chapter 11 – Handle client complaints, sitepoint, no author or date given www.sitepoint.com
Do you have a bad SEO company, or are you just a bad client?, Stoney deGeyter, Search Engine Guide, 25 Aug. 2005 www.searchengineguide.com
Usability Definition US Department of Health and Human Services, Usability Basics www.usability.gov
Traditional against new usability methods Remote testing versus lab testing, Bolt Peters, 3 Feb. 2005 boltpeters.com
Conduct your own remote usability study, Bolt Peters, 16 Feb. 2005 boltpeters.com
General usability Usability News, Newsletter of the Software Usability Research Laboratory, Wichita State University www.usabilitynews.org
Getting started – what is user centred design? Usability Net, no date given www.usabilitynet.org
Growing a business website: fix the basics first, Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, 20 March
2006
www.useit.com
Time for a redesign: Brad Wieners interviewing Jakob Nielsen (re 10% spend on usability), 1 June 2004 www.cioinsight.com
Usability return on investment Return on investment for usability, Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, 22 Jan 2008 www.useit.com
Usability ROI, Foraker Design – Provider of Usability & Web Design Services, no date given
www.usabilityfirst.com
Usability return on investment, Nielsen Norman Group Report, no date given www.nngroup.com
Accessibility Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) www.w3.org
Developing a web accessibility business case for your organization, S.L. Henry, ed., World Wide Web Consortium (MIT, ERCIM, Keio), Aug. 2005 www.w3.org
User-friendly websites for all BS 8878:2010 Web accessibility (pay to access) shop.bsigroup.com
Web Accessibility in Mind webaim.org
Interactive Media Software approaches and implications Comparing approaches to budgeting and estimating software development projects, Scott W. Ambler, 17 April 2006 www.ambysoft.com
Demystifying extreme programming: focusing on value – how to interact with your clients to deliver the software they really want, Roy Miller, Feb. 2003 www-128.ibm.com
Adaptive project management using Scrum – part 1, Craig Murphy, Methods and Tools, Winter 2004 www.methodsandtools.com
The Waterfall Model, Wikipedia, April 2006 en.wikipedia.org
Interactive Media Testing tools Software QA Testing and Test Tool Resources www.aptest.com
Website Test Tools and Site Management Tools www.softwareqatest.com
General relating to testing/archiving Open source security testing methodology, Federico Biancuzzi, SecurityFocus, 29 March 2006 www.securityfocus.com
Performance & Software Testing Presentations, Scott Barber www.perftestplus.com
Software QA and Testing FAQ: Part 2 www.softwareqatest.com
Some basic testing concepts: Tests are tools, Derek Sissons, Philosophe.com, revised 24 April 1999 philosophe.com
Testing without a formal test plan, Derek Sissons, Philosophe.com, revised 2 July 2000 philosophe.com
Internet Archive www.archive.org
WC3 Mobile Web Initiative www.w3.org
Legal – Contracts Model contract for web projects, New Media Knowledge, 2 Oct. 2004 www.nmk.co.uk
Bulletproof web design contracts, John Tabita, sitepoint, 28 Oct. 2005 www.sitepoint.com
UK Data Protection, Information Commissioner www.ico.gov.uk
Briffa – London-based legal firm with good resources on their website www.briffa.com
UK RNIB Web Access Centre www.rnib.org.uk
Legal – Intellectual Property Nolo's website is an all-round resource for US law www.nolo.com
Comprehensive resource for researching US, European and Japanese patents www.freepatentsonline.com
The US Copyright Office has various documents on its website including one on basics of US copyright law and a summary of the DCMA www.copyright.gov
Many aspects of UK Intellectual Property law are outlined at these URLs. The UK Patent Office also has a trade mark search facility. www.intellectual-property.gov.uk
Interactive Media Market research Emarketer www.emarketer.com
Forrester – helping business thrive on technology change www.forrester.com
Internet World Stats – global marketing www.internetworldstats.com
O'Reilly Research (known as Radar O'Reilly) radar.oreilly.com
OVUM Ltd www.ovumkc.com
Gartner www.gartner.com
Crazy Frog ring tone history en.wikipedia.org
General on teams Teamwork Links – selected reviews of teamwork websites reviewing.co.uk
Belbin, R.M. – his site – tools available on team role analysis and more www.belbin.com
Cross-functional teams Kettley, P., Hirsh, W. (2000), Learning From Cross-Functional Teamwork, IES Report 356 www.employment-studies.co.uk
Creativity and complexity in cross functional teams, Christopher M. Barlow (The Co-Creativity Institute, Nov 2000) (PDF) www.cocreativity.com
Virtual teams From experience: leading dispersed teams, Preston G, Smith, Emily L. Blancks, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 19, pp 294–304, 2002 (PDF) www.newproductdynamics.com
Non-verbal communication Non-verbal Communication, Zero Million.com, Management and Personal Skills section, 2005 www.zeromillion.com
Non-verbal communication, many articles found in search non-verbal www.teachingenglish.org.uk
Select, Assess and Train, Non-verbal Communication, Management Files, no date given www.selectassesstrain.com
General resources Useful college courses for iMedia professionals www.onlinecourses.com