• Going back to Cali…

    June 1, 2014 Jake DiMare

    It’s official: After almost 10 years of pushing projects for some of the world’s best, boutique, digital design and development shops, I’m taking a big, bold step. I’ve been retained by Agency Oasis to begin my career as a full time Digital Strategist in their new Los Angeles office, and I couldn’t be more excited!…

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  • Ready to lead?

    May 9, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I just finished Alan Price’s ‘Ready to lead?’ on a flight down to Philly and I recommend it. Very quick and easy to read, it follows the journey of a management consultant experiencing growing pains in his career while making making the leap from manager to leader. Perhaps it’s just the timing for me, but…

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  • DrupalCon 2013

    March 5, 2013 Jake DiMare

    I just got notice that I’ve been selected to speak at DrupalCon this year! This will be my first time speaking at the premier, annual Drupal community event.  The title of my session is So Happy Together (Content Strategists and Project Managers Are) and I will be talking about, well, content strategy and project management. This…

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  • Here comes the (virtual) sun…

    March 4, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Anytime I work with Sun’s xVM VirtualBox I am left with the desire to write them a thank you letter. This may be one of the most powerful pieces of free software you have ever seen. It basically allows you to set up any number of virtual machines on your computer and load different operating…

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  • Assumptions & Parameters

    February 8, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In continuing my series on writing good proposals I would like to cover the topic of assumptions and parameters. Up until now we’ve explored the earlier sections in a good proposal…description, scope, schedule and budget. Now it’s time to look at one of the last sections, which I call Assumptions and Parameters. I remember years…

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  • On budgets…

    January 25, 2010 Jake DiMare

    When given the choice, I prefer to plan projects with a fixed bid estimate. What this means is if the client accepts my proposal I will fulfill the terms of the agreement with no change in cost. If the effort required to complete the scope of the project is more than I expected it’s my…

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  • The Statement of Work…

    January 22, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Today I would like to start taking a closer look at the part of a proposal I call the Statement of Work or SOW. The purpose of an SOW is to establish the three most important things in a project manager’s life: Scope Schedule Budget I also like to use the SOW to set the…

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  • A practical approach to writing proposals…

    January 21, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Over the years I have been very fortunate to learn how to generate effective proposals from some really brilliant people. Recently I started taking little pieces of what I have learned and begun synthesizing my own, unique approach. This is a really valuable skill and I’d like to share it. If more people know how…

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