CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2020 SERIES
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Andrea can help large and small scale companies and enterprises with the digital transformation of their products and services. Andrea can help you achieve your organisational strategic objectives through the use of project and program management best practices. She is an agile business coach and trainer with expertise in the areas of business process improvement and technology implementation projects. She is PgMP, PMP, ACP, PBA, RMP certified through PMI, Scrum Master Certified (SMC), Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC), Scrum Developer Certified (SDC), Scrum Certified Trainer (SCT) through the ScrumStudy, ITIL and SSGB certified, DevOps Foundation, Certified Agile Process Owner and Certified Agile Service Manager through the DevOps Institute. She is a skilled and seasoned project and service management consultant with over 15 years of management experience. She primarily works as an interim project/program manager and agile coach helping teams to deliver products faster with a higher level of quality.
What is your project management super power?
To remain calm during a crisis situation. To help teams to find creative ways of problem solving and to bring people together intense and conflicting working environment.
How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?
Team diversity is actually essential for the success of many projects because it provides different perspectives for problem solving and also for creating innovative solutions that can really solve a customers problem. I would encourage teams to embrace diversity of all kinds including gender diversity.
As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?
The key skills for success are really the soft skills of being a team player and our ability to learn and adapt to constant changing world.
How do you recover from difficult situations?
Of course, it depends on the situation, but usually it is an opportunity for reflection and to determine the root cause of the problem. Once the root cause can be determined to some degree then further analysis can be done to determine possible actions for resolution, acceptance and improvements.
What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?
Conflict is inevitable in all human relationships. The most critical aspect of the conflict is how it is dealt with and what kind of resolution is desired from the parties involved. I try to first isolate the issue from the persons involved so that all parties are able to look at the situation as objectively as possible. All parties must be heard and feel that their voices have been heard by all parties involved. This is very important. However, the primary purpose of resolving a conflict is to find a solution in the best interest of the project and the team. Sometimes the resolution of the conflicts can actually help to create new creative solutions that were never thought of before.
Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?
I love people.
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