South By Southwest (SXSW) is an unique experience that brings together interactive, film and music industries. The annual conference and festival was founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, and features a tech industry interactive track enabling global professionals to learn, network and participate in latest B2B, B2C, enterprise or entrepreneurship topics among others. This “What Is SXSW?” video shows how SXSW brings the most diverse topics and people together to create the most exhilarating opportunities.
Having our headquarters in Austin, next to SXSW we are excited to be a part of this high energy event and have the opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals from around the globe. As part of the Planview family, we are excited to announce that Planview has decided to submit two exciting presentation ideas featuring Patrick Tickle, Chief Product Office for Planview, and Jason Morio Product Manager for Projectplace. With their knowledge and expertise, both will be appealing to the majority of SXSW attendees who manage teams, projects or any programs.
SXSW is giving the audience and community a chance to vote on who they would like to see in the agenda. The community vote matters, so be sure to help us vote for Patrick and Jason so that we can hear their story!
Refer to the instructions below on how to vote and a description of each session.
Here’s voting instructions and quick summary of both sessions.
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Patrick’s Session: Avoid the Alignment Trap
We’ve all been led to believe acting in a linear, orderly fashion – even in a dynamic and disorderly world – is what we should do. Alignment really means someone else has decided what we should do and we should line up in support of it. However, when it comes to execution, alignment is far from ideal. Organizations chase alignment with statements like “We need stronger processes.” Instead, we fall into the alignment trap with that way of thinking. The Harvard Business Review suggests seizing opportunities that support strategy. This is demonstrating execution at its finest by integrating strategy and execution.
Jason’s Session: Distance Makes the Teamwork Harder…Or Does It?
In a flattening world and global economy, no longer are we constrained by geography, physical location and time zones. Working with global teams is becoming the new normal with over 70% of us interacting with external parties on a regular basis and almost a third working with team members in other geographies. Global workforces afford many business advantages, and technology plays a key part in keeping us connected, but what are the considerations for those working with global teams and how do you avoid the pitfalls? If you are among the growing majority of professionals who are working with teams around the world, you won’t want to miss this session.
How to Vote: To be a part of the voting process, visit panelpicker.sxsw.com, log in, or create an account (it’s quick and easy). If you created a SXSW account in 2013 or later, you will be able to use the same login and password. Each voter can vote once per proposal.
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