Project Empathy with Patrice Embry

October 31, 2016 10:40 AM | COMMENTS (0) | CATEGORIES: Digital PM, DigitalPM, DPM, empathy, Patrice Colancecco Embry, patrice embry, project empathy

This summer Patrice Colancecco Embry posted an article on The Digital Project Manager suggesting that project managers needed to show empathy not just towards team members and stakeholders, but towards the project itself.

In this interview Patrice and Dave dig in a little deeper on the idea of showing empathy for your project, why and how you'd go about doing that. They also get into the how important it is for the PM to show empathy for him/herself and when it is okay to totally hate the project.

If you'd like to check out Patrice's original article, you can find it here: http://www.thedigitalprojectmanager.com/managing-project-empathy/

If you'd like to get in touch with Patrice, you can reach her via:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrice108
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriceembry 
Her website http://www.patrice-embry.com


Taking Care Of Your Clients By Putting Your Team First

December 17, 2013 01:37 PM | COMMENTS (0) | CATEGORIES: Digital PM, DigitalPM, DPM2013, Teams, theStrayMuse Louder than Ten, Unicat

At the DigitalPM 2013 Summit, Rachel Gertz gave a presentation called “Your Clients Matter, So Put Your Team First”. During the presentation she made the case that if you really care about giving the client your best, the most important thing you can do is make sure that the people who create the stuff you give to the client are well cared for. Deep with the Servant Leadership is this one.

Rachel’s approach to project management is heavy on the empathy, individuals and interactions “agile” side of things. But what makes Rachel’s work even more unique is that over 90% of her interactions with people are virtual, and most of that is just voice. So, if you are among the crowd who has been struggling with the communication challenges that come with distributed teams, theStrayMuse=Yoda.

Rachel works at Louder than Ten 
She tweets as The Stray Muse 
She blogs here  (warning, not always 100% SFW)
And she’s all about the unicat