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Stephen Thomas

DID WE REALLY SAY WE WOULD DO THAT?

Have you ever found yourself working with an amazing team, on a project full of potential only to somehow all find yourselves a slave to small print? Does the phrase ‘fixed-price-hell’ send shivers down your spine; or have you made a client cry through giving a budget update?

As PMs we’re charged with delivering successful projects but sometimes we have a bad hand to play right from the start. Adding creativity, flexibility and innovation to contracts can allow for a fresh perspective and whole new project dynamic to evolve.

In this presentation, Stephen looks at some of the problems that traditional contracts can pose to managing a project before examining a number of alternatives that can be cherry-picked to give your next project the start it deserves.

Biography

Stephen has been managing digital projects since 2004. Initially specialising in e-learning, he now looks after multiple projects that range from rapidly produced native apps to large-scale social networks. Based in Oxford, he is also one of the founders of the DOxPM meetup.
 
You can find him on twitter @dubaussi or meet him at one of the Oxford-based digital meet-ups: @doxpm