From handling budgets to meeting deadlines, there are many aspects to consider when managing client projects. Effective project management can lead to impactful, efficient work that encourages repeat business. But this level of execution often comes from experience, and finding experts in your industry to share their insights isn’t easy.
Today we’re bridging the gap.
Introducing our Project Management Challenges video series. Learn from successful Shopify Partners as they discuss three common hurdles to effective project management: dealing with scope creep, managing your clients' budgets, and growing your team. Hear each partner’s first-hand experience and walk away with actionable advice you can apply to your business today.
Read on to learn what you can expect from each video and how they will help you overcome common project management challenges.
A project management video series tailored to you
The Project Management Challenges video series builds off Shopify Partner Academy’s existing Project Management Fundamentals course and will help enhance your overall learning experience.
The course is broken down into a three-part video series with each video focusing on a common challenge faced by our partner community.
Dealing with scope creep
If you’re an agency or freelancer, you’re probably familiar with scope creep. A lack of understanding or poor communication can throw off project deadlines and result in unexpected costs. In this video, learn how successful Shopify Partners define and mitigate scope creep, and pick up tangible tips to manage your projects’ constraints.
Managing your client’s budget
Learning how to manage budgets as you take on more client projects is an essential skill for developing a profitable business. In this video, Shopify Partners explain the strategies that help them reduce risk and stay profitable. You’ll learn tactical ways to manage budgets during each project phase.
Growing your team
It takes a combination of strategic thinking and determination to scale a small operation into a fully developed business that manages multiple employees and clients. In this video, Shopify Partners discuss how to scale teams to meet growing business needs. You’ll learn how to align timing, skills, and values to find the right fit.
Real-world examples to help you succeed
Our new project management video series aims to bridge the gap between written course material and real-world context. Getting a glimpse into the methods of successful Shopify Partners will help you understand how other businesses have navigated these learning curves. With more insight, you can begin to anticipate challenges, tackle unknown business territory, and ultimately, grow a more resilient business.