Jana Axline Celebrating Women in Project Management

Jana Axline Celebrating Women in Project Management

Jana Axline


Location: Denver, CO, USA

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Jana is a focused leader who achieves ambitious results. Adept at moving between big picture and small details, she is able to help clients execute the right initiatives to implementation, maximizing value to the organization. Her expertise stems from more than 20 years of experience in leadership and ten years in project and portfolio management, and a variety of high-profile projects including: managing the delivery of multiple IT applications to enable new product launches for a fortune 100 international health care company; aligning disparate systems to enable a $100M strategic partnership; and multiple IT integrations for acquisitions. Jana is the founder of Project Genetics, a project management consulting firm, and is past President of the Project Management Institute Mile High Chapter. She is an active PMP, ACP, CSM-SM, and Scaled Agilist and has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Colorado.

What is your project management super power?

Saving broken projects buy creating solid processes.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

I think there is good diversity in project management.

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

Ability to lead at all levels, facilitate problem-solving, and navigate through change.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

Put it in perspective. How big of a deal will this be in 5 days? 5 years? 10 years? 50 years?

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Don’t get emotional
Focus on the problem, not the person
Find common ground
Consistently be reaffirming understanding
Always take the high ground

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

Get shit done




Hello amazing women of the project management world! My Celebrating Women in Project Management Series highlights your stories to inspire others, raise the profile of women in the project management profession, and to further strengthen our global network.

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