Meghan is Chief Operating Officer at Clockwork, overseeing the agency’s operations and the execution of innovative web, mobile, and application development projects. She’s the co-author of Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process (New Riders 2012), was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and one of Minnesota Business magazine's “Real Power 50." She's the founder of the Twin Cities Interactive Project Management Meetup group, co-founder of the Geek Girls Guide, board member of Still Kickin, and board chair of GiveMN.
Her past business cards have included titles like Account Executive, Copywriter, Interactive Project Manager, Strategist and Creative Director at companies ranging from large ad agencies to specialty boutiques. No matter the title, Meghan's hallmark is her ability to get things done -- and have fun doing it. She is a writer, podcaster, and speaker who loves demystifying technology for non-technical people. She's a frequent contributor to the internet, and a frequently awkward Bollywood dancer.
Level Up: Project Management as a Leadership Role
The basics of project management are pretty clear: creating timelines, managing budgets, communicating with clients and colleagues. But…then what? What does excellence in project management really look like once we master the essential skills of the role?
Meghan McInerny will delve into the difference between a good PM and a great PM, and why project managers are future company leaders (whether most companies know it yet, or not). Part how-to and part rallying cry, we’ll talk about how to level up in the job you’ve got, and how to show up for the one you want next.
The PM Career Path
A panel of former and current PMs will share their unique career paths in a panel discussion moderated by Meghan McInerny. Brief lightning presentations will be followed by questions and discussion.
What is it like to jump from client- to agency-side? How do rookie PM skills translate into C-level badassery? What does spending your whole career as a PM look like? When is the right time to go freelance? Come with your own questions and let’s get real!