When you land a new project, where do you start?

Not knowing the first step or point of contact in your team can kick things off to a rocky start. It’s important to know who and where to go first to get the project rolling on the right foot.

It's hard to get your team organized.

Say you find the right starting point. But throughout the project, all organization goes out the window. Deadlines are past due, your team’s lost focus, and the client’s getting impatient.

Learn how to make more money by running jobs more efficiently.

With no process, you’re lost. By getting your team aligned from the get-go, you can delegate effectively, manage projects with ease, and meet deadlines. Not to mention, make clients very happy.

Practical Project Management

Run your projects profitably and friction-free.

Scale your business

Learn how to delegate tasks among your internal team that makes scaling smooth and efficient.

Feel confident in your process

Finally have transparency with your clients, maintain control in the relationship, and get work approved faster.

Do great work

Remove the guesswork, and focus on great work that delights clients every time.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Learn from the pros

Matthew Encina and I walk you through our entire project management approach, from onboarding to delivery, in over 70 video course lectures. Each lecture is packed with information, presentation materials, and is easy to digest.

Save time writing

Do you find yourself writing the same emails over and over again? To save time, Ben and Matthew have created templates that you can use with your clients and teams.

Get peace of mind

A form you can send to your clients when it’s time to sign off on milestones or entire projects. Know that revisions are done when they’re marked ‘done.’

Review what went well

A simple, easy-to-use worksheet to help your internal team conduct retrospectives on each project after completion.

Benefits
What You Will Learn

Learn from the pros

Matthew Encina and I walk you through our entire project management approach, from onboarding to delivery, in over 70 video course lectures. Each lecture is packed with information, presentation materials, and is easy to digest.

Save time writing

Do you find yourself writing the same emails over and over again? To save time, Ben and Matthew have created templates that you can use with your clients and teams.

Get peace of mind

A form you can send to your clients when it’s time to sign off on milestones or entire projects. Know that revisions are done when they’re marked ‘done.’

Review what went well

A simple, easy-to-use worksheet to help your internal team conduct retrospectives on each project after completion.

From the instructor:

Project management is process, and process is king.

When I first started out, I was a freelance designer working out of my garage. A one-man-band doing everything myself. If I'm being honest, I was figuring it out as I was going along. For those of you who know my story, you know that they were tough times.

See, back then, I was making $3 per hour.

While I wasn't really confident enough to ask for more, there was one other reason why I wound up making so little:

I had no process.

I used to onboard a client to do a $50 logo, and it would be a completely new venture. I reinvented the wheel with every project. I just kinda went with the flow. This wound up flowing me right into no money. And with goals of starting a family, this started to stress me out in a major way.

I don't think I'm alone here. I struggled with things like:

  • Clients asking for more and more revisions
  • Not getting paid on time, or ever
  • Unhappy clients at the end of the project
  • Not knowing when or how to hire people or delegate work

I can't tell you how much referral work I probably missed out on because I didn't standardize my approach.

I knew I needed to improve things, but I had no idea where to start. I looked up project management online... what a Google search, right?! There are so many different methodologies out there, so many different tools, and so many different opinions about how projects should be run, it was confusing to say the least.

If you're like me, you need a practical project management framework that actually saves time**.** Luckily, you’re in the right place.

Eventually, working with clients became a well-oiled machine. I was able to give them transparency and access while still maintaining control over the relationship.

That was, until, I started working with Matthew Encina.

Watching Matthew lead an internal team is like watching a an experienced conductor guide a well-rehearsed orchestra. Seriously: he's Maestro status.

The more we collaborated on projects, the more I noticed our approaches overlap and eventually, we were left with a framework that wins: every. single. time. Our combined approach is really where the magic happens. And we've outlined it all right here in this course.

This is the project management approach that we've used to manage million-dollar projects for clients like XBOX, AARP, Hudson Pacific Properties and more.

When you're finished with Practical Project Management, you won't just have a philosophy to think about. You'll have actionable, tactical steps that are industry-proven and work, regardless of what project management software you choose to use.

If you're ready to make the most of every project, have time to do the work you really want to do, and start to scale your business by delegating, Practical Project Management will be great for you.

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Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina is an award-winning creative director of branding, interactive experiences, and video content for Fortune 500 brands, music artists, and video games. For over ten years he has been working on top-tier campaigns at LA’s premier design studios and agencies.

Who this is for:

This framework is for anyone who manages projects, regardless of experience

From the start to the finish of your project, it’s nothing without the right process in place. This course was made for you:

  • Students
  • Freelancers
  • Creative Directors
  • Studio Owners

Practical Project Management

Run projects profitably and friction-free so you and your team can do great work.

What's inside
  • 70+ video classes
  • Email templates
  • Work approval form
  • After-action review sheet
  • Bonus content
  • Lifetime updates

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