Web Afternoon

The Event for People Who Love the Web

Dec. 5, 2014 • Wells Fargo Auditorium • Charlotte, NC

Tera Simon

Head of Project Management, Atlantic BT

Tera Simon is the Head of Project Management for Atlantic Business Technology in Raleigh, NC. She has over 10 years of Project Management experience, responsible for managing all aspects of web to include gaming, mobile, web and custom software development. Since becoming the Head of Project Management for the Atlantic BT team, Tera has helped define and implement the ABT PM process within the PMO, while doubling the size of the department. Her attention to detail and grasp of usability empower her to see projects evolve on schedule and within scope, while achieving the high level of quality that she is recognized for delivering. Tera has the ability to combine traditional graphic design awareness and new media technologies with classic sensibilities, and apply this not just to her clients' projects, but also to her team.

When Tera isn't sprinting from meeting to meeting, she can be found supporting her local breweries, traveling, and educating anyone that will listen on why football is the greatest sport around.

Starts at 4:40pm

A Date is a Date: Managing Internal and External Expectations

For nearly every client, when asked if they have a launch date in mind the answer is always ASAP. What clients do not understand is the cause and effect of ASAP. During this session we will have an open discussion surrounding the following topics:

  • How to set client expectations around deadlines
  • The cause and effect of missed dates
  • The benefits of planning and working in a cushion
  • How to become focused on quality not on hours
  • Removing the term hours from your vocabulary
  • Lessons learned from past experiences