Project Management

Balancing Science and Art

Many of us have worked on projects that strictly follow some project management model. We have been frustrated because of ineffective monitoring of progress, too many meetings, or the team adding to the project scope until it seems like the project will never get done.

Effective project management balances the science of timelines, resourcing, and budget with the art of building effective teams, managing scope creep, and ensuring execution. Examples of our successful consulting projects of various scope and size include:

  • Program management for cross-divisional IT project for a global organization that consolidated twenty Learning Management Systems to three.
  • Program lead for implementation of a global internal Gallup survey for an organization with more than 80K employees. Survey involved use of 29 languages for 15 divisions in 95 countries with intranet responses and 150 locations with telephone responses.
  • Technical manager for multiple software development projects, including internal and customer-facing systems. In addition to Project Manager, held dual roles of Scrum Master, Testing Manager, and Communications Manager for projects smaller in breadth.

Visit Sandra’s LinkedIn page to view more examples of projects or access her summary resume.