Brett Harned: Project Planning Workshop

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Synopsis You may think you have it all figured out as a Project Manager until someone else shares an experience they’ve had or method they use. Sharing that kind of information can be incredibly valuable and possibly even change your perspective completely. That is what this 2-hour session will focus on: sharing PM planning tactics …

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Roman Pichler: Product Strategy

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Synopsis This workshop teaches you how to create an effective product strategy that explains what your product is and why you should build it. It is ideal for anyone who manages a product including product managers, product owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, business analysts, and project managers. Report The workshop started with teams brainstorming a new health …

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Rachel Davies: Coaching Teams Through Change

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SYNOPSIS  When you come to an event like The Big DO, you’re sure to pick up new ideas that you want to try out when you get back to work. However, when it comes persuading your team to try the idea out, you may feel like you hit a brick wall. Resistance is very common …

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Frances Place: User Story Mapping

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SYNOPSIS This workshop is a crash course in how to use user story mapping as a tool for scoping and prioritising a product backlog with the product owner. It’ll be a hands-on, interactive session for anyone who’s interested in different ways of exploring backlogs with clients. REPORT Frances ran a really fun and engaging workshop …

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Beyond Conflict on Managing Conflicts Creatively

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SYNOPSIS Often projects, despite having the resources and expertise they need, go awry, over budget or beyond deadlines because the relationships involved become strained and the actions of people toward each other are counterproductive. Gavin and Katherine believe that conflict can be a tremendous positive motivator, but to get the full value out of our conflicts we need …

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Brett Harned: Communicate Like a Pro

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SYNOPSIS It’s no secret that good project managers are excellent communicators. Some argue that these “soft skills” are born in you while others think they can be learned. Maybe you’re a good communicator, but you have a hard time wrangling all of your project’s details while also keeping an honest, open line of communication. If …

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