This session isn’t going to be your typical Top 10 “how to project manage a Drupal project” list where I tell you to plan the work and work the plan. And I don’t have the recipe for a secret sauce that will keep your projects on time and under budget. What I can do is share with you my learnings over the years for things that you can actively do that have lead to happy healthy teams and working relationships, that in turn, have lead to success. PMs are the face of a team, and it is easy to get bogged down in budgets and status reports. I have tips or perhaps better described as tricks for how to help your team members grow and soft skills for leading towards successful outcomes.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES
Attendees will learn the importance of soft skills and the impact that Project Managers can have the success of a team and a project. We will explore topics, such as:
- What it means to be present
- What does it mean to help others on your team grow
- Know your product
- Confidence in the face of a fire
Heather GantzProject Director @ Bounteous
Heather Gantz is a seasoned SCRUM Master and Project Director with over 20 years experience. She has managed a number of project teams for a variety of projects including high-volume web, mobile, and internal applications. She excels at managing distributed teams on complex projects. Keeping her clients' projects on time and under budget is also a strength of hers. Her after work addiction is making dinner and eating outside on the patio with the family with the birds chirping, the butterflies flitting and the hummingbirds humming. Reality: dogs barking, lawn mowers buzzing, mosquitos biting, kids squirming – but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Heather lives in Fox River Grove, IL with her husband and two children, two dogs and a menagerie of other aquatic animal life. She has a BS in Marketing from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.