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Digital PM Summit Workshop Day—SOLD OUT

Join us October 20, 2019 for two half-day workshops facilitated by industry leaders. We’ll dig into operations thinking for better projects, and process and team management to conquer change smoothly.

Workshop Day: October 20, 2019, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Digital PM Summit: October 21–22, 2019
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL

The Digital PM Summit Workshop Day is sold out, but you can still join us at the main Summit event for $1,099.


Please note: You’ll need your Workshop Day ticket or Summit + Workshop Combo ticket to join the workshops.

Brett Harned , Director of Education at TeamGantt.

Brett Harned, Director of Education at TeamGantt.

9:00 AM-12:30 PM: Nailed It: Process & Team Management

The last project you worked on went well, so why not use that process for the next project? Well, not every project is the same, and your team might not always be the same. Plus, you can always improve! But how?

Well, you’ve got to adapt based on the variables and challenges that are presented to you. It’s never hard to do, but with a solid foundation in place, you can conquer change smoothly and come out on top.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll participate in group exercises and discussions to help you to set a new standard for how you work as a project lead, and how you can adapt not only your style, but also your process, to meet the needs of your project.

Specifically, you will:

  • Assess and refine your own process, and collaboratively work with a team to discuss pain points and solutions

  • Pick up tactics to document and manage that process

  • Learn how to master change management (or roll with change even when it’s frustrating)

  • Define the process points where the team needs you most (and where you can add the most value as a PM)

  • Discover simple ways to continue providing value as a PM who is not only process-focused, but people- and goal-focused

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12:30–1:30 PM: Lunch

Rob Harr , VP of Operations at Sparkbox

Rob Harr, VP of Operations at Sparkbox

1:30-5:00 PM: Operations Thinking for Better Projects

So you have been managing projects for a few years, and it still feels like operations is working against you. You know what is best for your project, but sometimes the seemingly right decision is passed over by the higher-ups. This feeling can be incredibly frustrating. What the heck is going on?

The goal of project management is to deliver successful results for the project, while the goal of operations is to deliver successful results for your company across a portfolio of projects. The ability to view projects from an operations perspective will allow you to better position your projects to keep the whole business portfolio on track.

During this workshop we will cover how to take all of those amazing project management skills you have worked hard to acquire and start to adapt that perspective to include thinking about operations.

During this workshop, Rob will cover:

  • What is operations?

  • How to have a better relationship with operations

  • How to harness operations thinking to deliver successful projects

  • Staffing and forecasting improvements for predictable scheduling

  • Repeatable cadence for happy operations and happy customers

  • Managing budgets with operations in mind


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