Where Is Everyone?!: the Remote Project Managers Arsenal (Project Management)

Venue: pariSOma

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 09, 2011
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Ever since Seth Godin declared the "Last days of cubicle life" in 2009, innovative startups and agile companies have been breaking leases and going distributed. His prediction:

"Work will mean managing a tribe, creating a movement and operating in teams to change the world".

So how exactly does one manage a tribe and change the world, with all these to-do's and deadlines bogging us down? Not to mention the finicky Skype calls, buried emails, and timezone arithmetic. Join us for practical tips to get more out of you and your team:

- Preemptive strike: attack problems before they happen
- Two (free!) tools for working better, and how to set them up
- Your inbox is a blackhole. Get out of it.
- Social psychology 101
And more...

Specifically designed with the remote project manager in mind, this class will cover tips that go beyond watercooler politics and planning agendas. Methods will be applicable to MiF-carrying PM's and jetsetting entrepreneurs, to office bees who occasionally work from home... or anyone who has to work with other humans.

Obligatory buzz words: scrum, GTD, burndown, agile, mvp, critical path, deliverables, ramp up, scope creep

About Patti Chan:

Patti Chan has been crafting websites since Geocities '97, and managing development teams since 2004. In her seven years of experience, she's launched and sold an internet startup, and overseen more than 60 client projects including National Geographic, STX Lacrosse, Citigroup, and WhitePages. She received her B.A. in psychology and entrepreneurship from the Johns Hopkins University where she also developed programming workshops, before teaching interaction design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently works at Intridea as a Senior Project Manager working daily with clients, designers, and Rails engineers in at least two continents and four timezones.


Additional Information

The class will take place next Wednesday, July 27th from 6PM to 7:30PM. To buy your ticket, go to http://projectmgtparisoma.eventbrite.com/