The Project Management Talks
The demand for project managers is increasing globally, with 88 million people in project-related roles needed by 2027. The role of a project manager is shifting towards a more strategic and leadership position. Digital transformation has added a new level of competency to the part of project managers.The video series aims to bring together project managers to share their views, insights, and best practices in the evolving area of project management.
In this episode, our guest Alex Ortiz, Atlassian | Jira | Technical Program Manager | Agile | Scrum is in conversation with our product manager Sujeet Pathak.
This video showcases our guest Alex Ortiz, co-founder of Edtech LLC, who has been in the software industry for more than a decade, and shares his insights on how digital transformation has impacted the role of project managers. Alex talks about the most significant challenge in the project manager’s role: dealing with executives who want to see a linear progression of projects. According to him, some key practices to avoid scope creep are always to have plans in place and understand that some things are not going to work as planned, and we need to appreciate the software workflow too. Alex also talks about the approach he takes to manage stakeholder communication, which includes transparency in communication, discussing the problems with stakeholders, and leveraging confluence and Jira to a considerable extent. Watch this video to learn more about this conversation.