PART 1 - GETTING TO KNOW JANIE LEDET
PART 2 - HAVING AN EXPERIENCED PM ON A PROJECT IS WORTH THE COST
PART 3: TIPS FOR MANAGING HIGH FUNCTIONING REMOTE TEAMS
PART 4: TOOLS, PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED


Among other things, the ongoing pandemic has ripped open the former fabric of our work lives, decentralizing and distributing our collaboration in newfound ways. Project management for agile software development teams is a mission that serves the dual purpose of efficiently producing good software and empowering the humans behind any product. As Project Manager and Scrum Master at Tag1 Consulting, and with over a decade of software development and program and project management experience, Janie Ledet lent the Tag1 Team Talks show her subject matter expertise to share some of the human elements of great, successful projects.

Part 1 - Getting to know Janie Ledet

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to render most workforces remote for the foreseeable future, crafting inclusive, high-functioning distributed teams isn't an easy matter. At Tag1, we've worked as a remote-first team since the beginning, thanks to deft project management like Janie's. These days more than ever, it's essential to have an experienced project manager on challenging projects, to manage remote teams with deep care, and to leverage best-of-class tools and best practices to shepherd the work of an agile development team.

In a special miniseries in four parts, Michael Meyers (Managing Director, Tag1 Consulting) and your host Preston So (Editor in Chief, Tag1 Consulting) had an opportunity to join Janie for an exciting four episodes about the human side of managing projects in agile software. We'll dive into the most important considerations when resourcing and conducting discovery for a new build, Janie's CARE philosophy for high-functioning remote teams, and best practices, convenient tools, and lessons learned over many years when it comes to elite software projects.

PART 2 - HAVING AN EXPERIENCED PM ON A PROJECT IS WORTH THE COST


Links

Books

Course Agile Meets Design Thinking Coursera University of VA online courses. Can audit for free. Agile Development Specialization

Very useful templates

Podcasts

Other tools

Groups working on civil rights issues with technology solutions

Other apps Janie finds useful

Wunderlist, WorldTime Buddy, 1Password, Notion, Basecamp, Timetastic, Calendly, Paper (dropbox), Internal company wiki page- Share templates and best practices company wide, https://www.jobscan.co/ - optimize resume, SnapChat Snap Camera filters for Zoom, Github’s integrated ticket/bug & Agile board PM tools


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