Since I started at Springthrough a little more than a year ago, the firm’s website has been a topic of discussion. My suspicion is that even before I began, people were tossing around the idea of a new site. It seems pretty common to be most critical of your own website.
It’s not uncommon for a client to request a custom integration between their existing software and any new systems they plan to implement. I’ve seen (and built) integrations with SAP, Salesforce, legacy applications, and many others. In the case of website development (something we do frequently at Springthrough), connecting a content management system with other platforms can take a website from a marketing brochure to an actual tool.
We talk a lot about our process — Insight, Clarity, and Enablement — and how that translates into activities and deliverables. But as this process becomes more and more ingrained within our culture, it's obvious that it is bigger than simply a checklist of activities.
This spring, I read an article by Lonnie Pacelli, in which the business and project management guru compared a doctor’s “bedside manner” to that of a project manager. It struck a cord with me.
We know the importance of soft skills. At Springthrough, we take them into consideration regardless of the field – from development to finance. But Pacelli advocates that it is especially important for a project manager to show empathy to clients. As a project manager, I see that value every day.
Topics: Enterprise Content Management
As I look back on the month of May, one thing that stands out is the whirlwind of activity around Sitefinity, the content management and digital marketing platform.