The Monkey Project
The Monkey Project was a team project. The team was to create a 5 page website using WordPress. The purpose of the site is to benefit the nonprofit Monkey Project by selling sock monkeys and storybooks. Women struggling to survive in Peru create the sock monkeys. The sales benefit The Monkey Project and her nonprofit partners. Each monkey is associated with a different partner and has a background storybook. The nonprofit partners benefit causes such as childhood development, adoption and human rights worldwide.
What I Did
As the project manager I created a progress report document, tracked the teams progress and lead weekly progress meetings. I assigned tasked and tracked completion using basecamp. I handled all communication between the team and our client. I contributed to the project production by creating a site map, concept board, wireframes, and mockups. I also created site documentation and a usage document for the client.
What I Learned
Through the project manager role I gained leadership skills such as accessing the abilities of team members, dividing and delegating tasks, tracking progress and motivating the team. I also learned to work with a client by keeping her updated on progress, interpreting technological details, and motivating her to supply required information. This was my first WordPress site and though I did not do any coding I did learn to manipulate the software in order to add content and images to the site.
IMD360 Week 3