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The Project Management Comeback

Heather Fleming, GILT

Project Managers often face an identity crisis when companies transition to agile: either become a scrum master, move to another role entirely, or another company! This discussion will demonstrate how project management can not only co-exist with your agile process, but thrive. Plus, you'll learn how Gilt blends agile principles with traditional project management techniques to bring their strategic initiatives to life.

Products covered: JIRA Software

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About the speakers

I can help you figure out what’s blocking you from becoming your best-self at work. I use a combination of empathy, motivation, and the Myers-Briggs framework to unlock your true potential and coach you to achieve your professional goals. I can help your teams by improving *how* they are working. I use my strong foundation in agile principles and methodologies to coach teams on tactical ways to work smarter and more efficiently so projects and initiatives get done better and faster. (Really!) I can help your organization articulate a product vision and then execute against the strategy. I use my experience in both customer-facing and back office technologies to develop products that increase customer engagement and company revenue. I am a whiz at organizing people into high-performing teams empowered with autonomy and trust. In my current role as the VP of Product & Program Management at GILT, I have worked with teams on a variety of initiatives including funnel optimization, site search, product listing and detail page redesigns, loyalty programs, alternative payment methods, shipping, returns & exchanges, international e-commerce & redistribution, B2C marketplace, customer service, and sale prep optimization tools, just to name a few! Prior to my role at GILT I held a dual role in leading Product and Project Management for XO Group where I was responsible for launching their new lifestage-media brands TheNest.com and TheBump.com. My expertise includes content management systems, editorial content development, membership & community programs, social & user generated content integration and gift registries. I have been featured in a Harvard Business Review study on Agile as a competitive advantage and am an active speaker at many national conferences including: Agile Alliance, Atlassian Summit, ADC East, Agile NYC, Big Apple Scrum Day amongst others.