Learn about the strategies we’ve used to navigate ambiguity and achieve success in digital projects.
Hosted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
In Managing Uncertainty in Digital Projects, a panel of our Engagement Management leads have a discussion about strategies we’ve used to navigate ambiguity and achieve success. They discuss common points of uncertainty in projects like knowing when to pivot, finding stakeholder consensus, and staying effective while being distributed. They also share some of our own best practices and examples of challenges that helped mold our perspective on how planning, collaborating, and confident decision making can be the key to finding the right path forward.
This is part of our ongoing webinar series on tackling design and technology challenges.
Vice President, Project Management
Elina directs the Project Management Office at Think Company. After many years of successfully leading teams in the design and development of complex digital projects for the likes of Merck, ADP, HBO, Mastercard and Comcast, she now oversees project management operations and sets the strategic vision for a continuously growing team of project leaders.
Vice President, Client Engagement
Jen’s practical approach and creative problem-solving skills have contributed to Think Company’s success and strong, multi-year client relationships. Prior to joining Think Company, Jen spent over 10 years in client service roles for agencies in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.
Jessica made her way into the tech field in a non-traditional manner after obtaining a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She started her career in project management by working for a number of Philadelphia tech start-ups—helping them grow into prospering companies. Since 2012, Jessica’s unique background has allowed her to expertly navigate client relationships, keep her teams running smoothly, and ensure that project needs are executed and delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.
Chief Operations Officer
Bruce has been pioneering the field of experience design since 1995. Over the years he has led hundreds of website and web application launches for companies across industries. Now as Think Company’s COO, Bruce establishes and maintains smart, flexible systems and processes to maximize our team’s efficiency, collaboration, and quality.
Thanks for watching Managing Uncertainty in Digital Projects. Below you'll find some resources that Elina, Jen, Jessica, and Bruce mentioned during the presentation.
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Resources from the presentation
- Sailboat and other retrospective exercises
- Smartsheet risk matrix
- RACI: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed
- Stakeholder mapping
- JIRA for sprints and roadmapping
- TeamGantt for project management
- Confluence for documentation
- Miro for collaborative whiteboarding
- T-Shirt Sizing: a method for estimating the effort of a requirement by applying simple labels (Small, Medium, Large) rather than trying to come up with precise hours estimates
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