February 27, 2018 — How well do you know who you’re building for? A formal process of user story development is great for anyone, from solopreneurs to large distributed teams, to have a clear idea of what problems they’re trying to solve. In this talk, I will outline the steps you should take to create clear, actionable user stories, and avoid pitfalls that can derail your project.
September 25, 2016 — “Yes, and…”: Using improv comedy for project management success
One of the most important things a project manager does is say no to people, whether it’s the client or a member of the team. The problem is that “no” is one of those words that ends the conversation, cutting off growth that can benefit the project (and your bottom line). No matter how outlandish the demand, I will show you how the principles of improv comedy will let you use the word “yes” to ensure both you and your client get what you want.