Why are project professionals vital
Most media companies realize they
must continually innovate their content
products. Project managers help the
product team create the best experiences for users discovering, reading and
sharing those products.
Is your role centered around
projects, products or both?
Both—I oversee news products, but
managing the various projects that
are essential at each stage of product
development is key to my role.
Location: New York, New York, USA Title: Head of news product
Organization: The Wall Street Journal Industry: Media
What’s a favorite project you’ve
The redesign of The Wall Street Journal.
We accomplished a lot of our goals.
How do you handle the fast-paced
The trick is recognizing which projects
must be delivered on an aggressive
schedule and which have the luxury of
a longer life cycle. Knowing the difference helps ensure breathing room for
the product team.
What’s the best content you’ve
The W TF With Marc
specifically the William Friedkin
episode. Very inspiring.
What’s the best project
“Projects that span more
than a quarter run the
risk of losing their plot.”
What’s a project you
wish you could’ve
What’s the most challenging part of
Saying no to projects. Not because they
aren’t good ideas, but because other
projects will deliver more benefits. PM
The trick is
the luxury of
a longer life
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