Rob Harr

Rob Harr

Vice President, Sparkbox

Making sure “the juice is worth the squeeze” and other things I learned about managing projects.

We have begun to describe our projects with words like “Responsive,” “Flexible,” “Fluid,” Agile,” and “User-Centered,” but we continue to manage our projects the same way we always have. How can we deliver on new, grand promises without completely changing our thinking about the work and how we manage it?

At the end of the day, projects don’t fail for technical or design reasons, they fail because of the people involved. Rather than the old ideas of focusing on the “iron triangle” of project management (scope, budget, and timeline), let’s take a step back and talk about the people involved in our projects.

I will share lessons I have learned the hard way from working on and running technical projects over the last 20 years that prove we need to put people first. And I’ll show you how focusing on people can make both your teams and your projects thrive.

About Rob

As Vice President of Sparkbox, Rob is responsible for the operations and financials of the company. With a background in software development, Rob is always ready to challenge the development process. On any given day Rob meets with prospective clients, works with employees, and continues to evolve the business of Sparkbox.

KEYNOTE: Making sure the Juice is Worth the Squeeze.

We have begun to describe our projects with words like “Responsive,” “Flexible,” “Fluid,” Agile,” and “User-Centered,” but we continue to manage our projects the same way we always have. How can we deliver on new, grand promises without completely changing our thinking about the work and how we manage it? At the end of the […]

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