Suze Haworth - Freelance Digital Programme Director
As good delivery leads, we need to deliver on time, on budget and to scope, right?! This is seen as the holy trinity of project management, but organisations and people can often become so focused on these that the end product at the heart of it is often pushed to second place.
Some think that the magic solution is ‘Agile’: everybody talks about working more Agile, ‘being’ more Agile, or implementing Scrum, often with the thought that this will automatically make projects better, faster and cheaper. However, Agile frameworks are often difficult to fully embed within your teams, from an organisational, client and project perspective.
In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the problems with the project-centric approach, and review the core principles and product mindset that should be at the centre of your processes. We’ll look at ways you can implement product discovery techniques to help you deliver a product more aligned with business and user needs, and work through how you can integrate and blend different methods to really help your projects succeed—without having to follow one strict framework!
In this session, you’ll:
Suze Haworth is a Freelance Digital Programme Director in London. She has 14 years’ experience working in digital, leading projects for the BBC, IKEA, Specsavers, WaterAid, Channel 4, Esso, SEAT, HSBC and Mozilla, to name a few. She is a certified ScrumMaster, an international conference speaker, and is a member of the DPM Expert Panel on thedigitalprojectmanager.com. When she’s not talking about digital and agile (and creating numerous Google spreadsheets), she likes to fuel her obsessions with mountains and coffee.
In this workshop, we’ll take a look at adapting agile without having to follow a ‘by the book’ implementation, the pitfalls of the project-centric thinking approach, and see how they can actually become detrimental to you and the products you’re delivering.