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People, Process, & Patterns

by Bermon Painter

Published September 25, 2017 in Design

Overview
Somewhere, a project is failing. More than likely the project isn’t failing because it’s difficult, or the budget ran out, or because there wasn’t a market fit. The project is failing because of people. People introduce communication problems, staffing problems, politics, disenchantment with the client or stakeholders, and often result in lack of motivation. It doesn’t matter what methodology you use to scope, design, and implement a project if you’re unable to deal with the underlying people issues because people are hard and people are what cause project failures.

Objective
In this session Bermon will discuss both the technical problems of project implementation and the sociological nature of the work we do and how to overcome them.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
1. What about people makes projects hard
2. How to overcome communication styles, engage in successful conflict, overcome politics, and set correct expectations
3. Tips and tricks to effectively negotiate conversations
4. Communication techniques needed to successfully build complex systems
5. How to successfully scope projects and reduce risk