Brett Harned brings nearly 20 years of experience in communications and project management—along with a passion for teaching and community-building—to his role as the Director of Education at TeamGantt.
Prior to his work at TeamGantt, he worked as a digital project management consultant and coach, focused on solving issues that are important to organizations that want to produce quality digital projects in harmony. He loves to build processes and communication tactics that work not only for projects but for the people involved in them. In that role, he worked with organizations like Navy Federal Credit Union, Simple and a number of digital agencies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Project Management at Happy Cog, a digital agency based in Philadelphia, and as a senior PM at Razorfish. He’s worked on digital projects with a variety of clients, including Zappos, MTV, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Alaska Air and many more.
In 2012, while at Happy Cog, Brett helped to form the Bureau of Digital and founded the Digital PM Summit, the first annual conference for digital project managers. He continues to work with the Bureau of Digital to curate and program events.
Brett began blogging about his adventures in project management at brettharned.com when he realized there was a void in the industry for people in the digital PM role. Since then, he has had the privilege to speak at various events internationally and has written for widely read industry websites and publications. His first book Project Management for Humans was published by Rosenfeld Media in July 2017, and his podcast Sprints and Milestones was launched in April 2018.
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Nailed It: Process & Team Management
The last project you worked on went well, so why not use that process for the next project? Well, not every project is the same, and your team might not always be the same. Plus, you can always improve! But how?
Well, you’ve got to adapt based on the variables and challenges that are presented to you. It’s never hard to do, but with a solid foundation in place, you can conquer change smoothly and come out on top.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll participate in group exercises and discussions to help you to set a new standard for how you work as a project lead, and how you can adapt not only your style, but also your process, to meet the needs of your project.
Specifically, you will:
Assess and refine your own process, and collaboratively work with a team to discuss pain points and solutions
Pick up tactics to document and manage that process
Learn how to master change management (or roll with change even when it’s frustrating)
Define the process points where the team needs you most (and where you can add the most value as a PM)
Discover simple ways to continue providing value as a PM who is not only process-focused, but people- and goal-focused