[INTERVIEW] Senior Project Manager – Wyatt Benoit

May 11, 2021

At Planeteria we have many subject matter experts that contribute to creating excellent websites. Below is an interview conducted with Wyatt Benoit, our Senior Project Manager. She has successfully guided over a hundred projects for Planeteria mainly working with local government clients. We asked her a few questions about her role on the Planeteria team.

What is your role at Planeteria?

Senior Project Manager

How long have you been in this role?

5 almost 6 years

What is your preferred management style?

I like to say that my management style is flexible and organically developed based on the client and their working style. It is also very organized and straightforward.

How do you manage multiple client projects at once?

I remain highly organized and track the progress of projects on a daily basis.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

That no one is telling me what to do. So I have to be my own project manager as well as the teams.

What makes a project successful from a project management perspective?

Open communication.

What are some of the biggest challenges you face during the duration of a project?

Making sure that a client who has never worked on a website redesign understands the process as well as the purpose of each step and deliverable. Sites like this also take time and it isn’t really until we are in the thick of it do the clients really understand the amount of work it takes on both ends to have a successful end product.

What types of projects are your favorites to work on?

I like the bigger county and city websites since they often need the most help with re-organizing their content and the way that their audience gets the information. To me seeing that transformation from the start to end is the most exciting part.

What would you like to see more of within municipal website design?

I would like to see more contemporary design principles applied to the designs. Often times the design tends to be more conservative since they are municipalities, makes since and more progressive design would be nice to see.

How would you describe your day-to-day?

Task check ins, client communications, team communications, and lots of meetings.