Project management and smoothies! Seriously, what's better than that? Come sip on a fresh smoothie as you learn from seasoned project managers and leaders who share their process openly.
Most people in the real world aren't doing pure Agile or pure Waterfall. They’re blending processes together to make something that actually works for their team and business. If you've ever wondered what others are doing, this is your chance to find out.
Go behind the scenes with a new presenter each week, and hear the nitty-gritty details of how their process works and what tools, meetings, and reports they use to help projects succeed. We’ll talk Kanban boards, project schedules, tools, time tracking, meetings, milestones, templates, and more!
It’s a great chance to connect with others who are doing similar work and get inspired! The goal is for you to walk away from each meetup with at least one tactical takeaway you can use to improve your team’s process immediately.
Do I really get a smoothie when I come?
You sure do! The whole concept behind blended project management is that it’s just like a smoothie. Everyone has their own recipe, and different smoothies work for different people. It's the blending of ingredients that makes each smoothie—or project process—right for each person.
So, yes, we’ll have an assortment of different smoothie blends ready so you can start your morning right.
Why not just use Agile?
The message we keep hearing over and over is: “Agile isn't working for my team or company.” So people end up modifying Agile to work for them. In other words, they’re "blending" it—and that's perfectly okay! Everyone’s blending in a different way, so that's where this meetup comes in.
Each meetup will feature one preselected presenter who will share their project process recipe. Ingredients could be standups, gantt charts, Kanban boards, weekly status meetings, status report templates, etc. Then they’ll explain the ins and outs of how they use these ingredients to form their process. After they present, there will be time for Q&A.
How you manage your process is critical to the success of your team, your company, and your career. So come on out and get inspiration from others on ways you can blend your own project process to optimize your wins.