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Beyond the Crystal Ball – The Agile PMO

Heather Fleming and Justin Riservato, Gilt

Perhaps we've set our project management officers (PMOs) up for failure. Without knowing it, we ask them to predict the future using a one-size-fits-all approach to best practices – and that just doesn't work. There is no magic crystal ball! Learn how an agile PMO can help your organization tackle the right work, at the right time, with the right teams using JIRA.

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About the speakers

Heather Fleming, Senior Director - PMO, Gilt

Heather Fleming and Justin Riservato oversee the PMO at Gilt and lead the execution of strategic initiatives through implementing cutting-edge project management methodologies. Their focus on simply getting things done has resulted in better collaboration, stronger teams and greater organizational efficiency.

In conjunction with being the Senior Director, PMO, Heather Fleming uses her expertise with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) to help both individuals and teams become more aware of how their similarities and differences in preferences contribute to their professional growth and team dynamics.

Justin Riservato, Director of Program Management, Gilt

Justin Riservato was the first Project Manager at Gilt and is currently the Director of Program Management. Justin believes in a “tell the truth” direct approach to project communication and has found a number of parallels between his experience living and working on sailboats and program management (at least the way he does it!).