Plan to Fail and then Bounce Back

Can the Agile mantra “Fail Fast, Fail Often” apply to projects in the structured content space? Instituting broad organizational change is challenging. With potentially hundreds of tasks to complete, there’s a lot that can go wrong. How do you strike the right balance between trying to meet an aggressive timeline and building in schedule contingencies to mitigate risk? After your project kicks off, what can you do to detect problems early and adjust to reality?

What can the audience expect to learn?

I’ll demonstrate a number of approaches you can use to minimize risk and maximize success in an organizational transition to structured content, and illustrate them with specific examples from companies such as GE Healthcare, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Ericsson.

You’ll learn:

  • What to consider during planning to start a project off right
  • What kind of mindset your team needs to fail fast, learn from the experience, and move forward
  • What kind of metrics to track to detect problems early
  • What to do when a risk becomes an issue
  • How to adjust a plan while still meeting project objectives
  • How working in short sprints and running small pilot tests can help ensure a project’s success

Meet the presenter

Teresa is Project Manager at Ryffine. She’s a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience managing a variety of projects, including global tools transformations and software and hardware development projects. She began her career as a
technical writer working on a wide range of products, but then discovered her passion for a well-planned and expertly executed project and moved into a project management role. She has led teams of varying sizes and spanning the globe, and runs projects following Agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.



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