Tera Simon

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Fondly known as a Southern Belle with Yankee flair, Tera has been a part of the Digital Project Management community for more years than she can remember. She considers herself a chameleon when it comes to job titles, always doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Currently, Tera's title is Delivery Director, and she oversees Project Management and Agility Operations for PointSource, a Globant Company. She has over a decade of Project Management experience. 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.

 

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Life After DPM: Things to Consider When Moving Into Management

After years of managing projects, Digital Project Managers tend to become burnt out. We hit a crossroad in our career where we want a new challenge. We start to wonder what does life after Project Management look like. But what is the next natural step?

We can research new titles all day long, but that doesn't tell you what it actually means to make the switch. It's important to understand your strengths and weaknesses before deciding to go into management. And sometimes it's not so easy to just jump in. It's a good idea to learn lessons from other's experiences, and this session will do just that.

This Session Will cover:

  • Potential career paths for Digital Project Managers, including those not seeking a management path
  • What it means to be a manager
  • Lessons learned from managing people