Lynn Winter

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Lynn is a freelance digital strategist. When working with agencies, she combines 18 years of project management experience with an expertise in user experience and content strategy to bring a holistic approach to her work. This past year Lynn founded and hosted the first annual Manage Digital conference for local DPMs in Minnesota. You can connect with Lynn at lynnwintermn.com.

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PM Burnout: The Struggle Is Real

It's a well-known fact that the role of project management is filled by a unique type of person. We have the ability to juggle every ball, see into the future, and always put others first…or more appropriately, put ourselves last. We are the first ones in, the last ones out, and, if needed, work all night to make sure everything will run smoothly the next day. But at what cost? During this talk we will explore what it means to find a healthy balance. What warning signs are staring us in the face and what options we have to address them. The PM position should not require a loss of work/life balance and it’s our role as a community to redefine that perception. After all, life is too short to be miserable. I should know, I was once that person.

In this session we’ll explore:

  • What burnout really looks like (verses really good PM hustle)
  • Warning signs that enough is enough
  • Tactics we can use to set boundaries and make a permanent change