You may have heard the term “Agile” or “Scrum” being used in discussions about how to manage projects, but what, exactly, do those words mean - and is this way of working really helpful for getting projects done in nonprofits? Learn what types of tasks and projects might benefit from a more agile approach, and what really works on the ground, day to day, with case studies, tips and tricks and an interactive discussion.
Monica-Lisa Mills, VP, Client Services, Advomatic
Norman Reiss, Project Manager, Center for Court Innovation
Monica-Lisa has been helping nonprofits, political and mission-driven organizations manage their digital needs since the web was young. Early on, she worked with organizations to prepare themselves for web and database projects and to hire and communicate with vendors. She took that knowledge with her into her work as a project manager for digital/interactive and web development shops, which gives her a deeper sense of the client's perspective, and a deep understanding of the needs and culture of the nonprofit world.
Monica-Lisa manages the development team at Advomatic, serving as the point of contact on large projects and streamlining client service processes and tools so that projects run smoothly.
For the past 15 years, Norman has managed technology projects at a variety of nonprofit organizations. Currently Project Manager at the Center for Court Innovation, he works with technology and research staff to support, enhance and train users in an application used at multiple sites to record client assessments and track compliance with court mandates. He is managing a cross-departmental team to build a new system which will run on the Salesforce platform.
Norman is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute. Since 2014, he has been a member of the selection committee for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. He is a frequent presenter, most recently at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference. His blog at nonprofitbridge.com focuses on the intersection of technology, communications & development.
Norman also works to improve the lives of seniors through volunteer work with Dorot, JASA, SelfHelp Community Services and SeniorPlanet (initiative of Older Adults Technology Services).