FITC Toronto 2018

2018-04-08 00:00:00 2018-04-11 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2018 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Somewhere, a project is failing. It may be your project and you aren’t even aware yet. More than likely the project isn’t failing because it’s difficult, or the budget ran out, or because there wasn’t a market fit. The project is failing because of people. People are anything but stable and introduce communication problems, staffing problems, politics, disenchantment with the client or stakeholders, and often result in lack of motivation on projects. It doesn’t matter what methodology you use to scope, design, and implement a project if you’re unable to deal with the underlying people issues because people are hard and people are what cause project failures.


In this session, Bermon will discuss sociological nature of the work we do and how to overcome them in order to deliver successful projects.

Target Audience

Designers, developers, project managers, and in general, anybody that tries to build anything with other people.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. The irrational, impulsive, and emotionally driven challenges people introduce on projects
  2. Overcoming different communication styles, engaging in successful conflict, setting expectations, and navigating politics successfully
  3. Guidelines to effectively handle conversations
  4. Communication techniques to help overcome people problems
  5. Understand how to actively listen, effectively demonstrate empathy, and overcome biases that create extra risks and result in project failures.