Stop Hiding Behind Process: How to Make Methods Your Own—Daphne Shinn

In November I took on my biggest project yet. It’s great, I love it, and it also feels huge. It’s so much bigger than the projects I’ve worked on in the past that I realised I needed a new way to manage it. So for two months I asked colleagues to advise me on which project management techniques I should try. Although all the advice and viewpoints helped, I felt nervous using other people’s methods, proven or not. I realised that the only way I’d believe in myself—be confident in my choices—was to make those methods my own, by changing them enough to fit my needs.

In this presentation I’ll share how I refused to work through the standard project management method, how I made the case for change, and what happened as a result. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use your fear instead of running away from it.
  • Convince people to do things differently.
  • Turn standard methods around to make them fit your specific needs.

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