Tera Simon

Fondly known as a Southern Belle with Yankee flair, Tera Simon is currently the Director of Client Engagement for Atlantic BT in Raleigh, NC with over a decade  of Project Management experience, Tera has helped define, document and implement process within ABT. Her attention to detail and grasp of usability empower her to see projects evolve on schedule and within scope, while achieving the high level of quality that she is recognized for delivering.  Tera has the ability to combine traditional graphic design awareness and new media technologies with classic sensibilities, and apply this not just to her clients' projects, but also to her team.

When she’s not sprinting from meeting to meeting, you can find her supporting local breweries, traveling, and educating anyone that will listen on why football is the greatest sport around. Follow Tera on Twitter at @tcaldsimon.


How to Eat an Elephant (Or Tackle Most Any Big, Huge, Enormous Project)

October 14th | 11:00 AM

At some point in our careers, we have all attempted to tackle projects that were actual elephants - monstrous skyscraper-like projects that simply swallowed us in the size of its scope. We get lost, overwhelmed, frustrated and impatient. Frankly, we want to bury our head in the sand and hope the project disappears. We bite off more than we can chew and we get choked up.  To sum it all up: We fail. We don't finish. The project flops. Everybody is disappointed. 

Sound familiar?

It doesn't have to. Whether you're taking on a project solo, or working with a team, you're likely coming to grips with the eating of an elephant. There a steps you can take to find success. It starts with chilling out. In this session, attendees will learn how to take a deep breath and use the right techniques to take on that elephant, one bite at a time.