Disney Experience Captured Into New Design Management Book

Announcing the Second Edition of my book:
The Design Manager: Successful Management of the Design Process

My book is a culmination of my experience as a design manager and A&E project design team executive both during my time as an Imagineer with Walt Disney Imagineering, and throughout my twenty-five plus years as a practicing, licensed Architect.

The Design Manager Successful Management of the Design Process Second Edition Cover
Cover for The Design Manager Book Second Edition

Theories about successful design management are great, but real-world design management processes and the tools a Design Manager can use on active projects are essential.

Learn Guiding principles that have driven me to:

  • Become a successful Senior Project Design Manager at a Fortune 100 company working on large, complex projects.
  • Become a sought-after Consulting Design Executive assisting Commercial and Themed Entertainment market segment clients.
  • Become a successful licensed Architect and design team leader on both large and small projects.

What you will Learn:

  • The importance of identifying design risk assessment activities.
  • How to create a Design Implementation Strategy.
  • How to maximize your project milestone Design Reviews.
  • Learn the differences in the Design Manager’s role depending on the  
  • Project’s implementation contract type.
  • Learn processes and skills perfected in real-world projects used to lead 
  • Real-world design teams.
  • Learn the importance of Design Change Management Strategies and much more!

The Successful Management of the Design Process is the difference between a Design Manager with a calm confidence to lead a successful project and design team… and a frantic leader who lacks the skills needed at each phase of design and implementation. The difference between an average project design manager to … being sought after as the best leader of the design process and design team through all phases of the project. 

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