Meghan and Nancy

Embracing Chaos: An Interactive Project Management Survival Guide

Interactive projects require teams to embrace a certain amount of chaos;  how can project managers keep teams connected and collaborating effectively through it all?

Based on content from their book, Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, this talk outlines what it takes to successfully move a project from initiation to launch.

Meghan Wilker

meghan-wilkerMeghan specializes in using strategy, technology, and process to help bring people and products together. As Chief Operating Officer at Clockwork Active Media, she oversees the planning and execution of web, mobile, and application development projects. She’s the co-author of Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, and was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Her business cards have included titles like Account Executive, Copywriter, Interactive Project Manager, Strategist and Creative Director at companies ranging from large ad agencies to specialty boutiques. As one of the dynamic duo known as the Geek Girls, she is a speaker, writer, and podcaster who loves demystifying technology for non-technical people. She’s a frequent contributor to the internet.

Nancy Lyons

nancy-lyonsNancy works at the intersection of technology, community, and people. As a leader and technologist, she creates solutions that further community and business goals by meeting the needs of individuals. Her guiding philosophy is that a human-centered approach to technology is the only way to get results that make a difference. Problem solving is about empowerment: motivated people create good products. Nancy supports clients and teams by fostering a collaborative, idea-driven culture that nurtures creativity and brainpower.

She speaks extensively about work culture, social media, technology, and leadership and has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. She’s co-author of Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process (New Riders, 2012), serves on the National Board of Directors at The Family Equality Council, is a founding board member of Upper Mississippi Academy and is a Project Skyway Captain & mentor at Project Skyway.